Let’s say that you want to print within a 4.4 mm-wide space. Using the current slicing engine, a constant 1 mm line width could leave a 0.4 mm gap that would be tricky to fill.
Here’s where Arachne comes in, adding a variable line width to the slicing algorithm. That could mean printing 1.1 mm across all four lines to ensure good fill and prevent the 0.4 mm gap.
In this way, we intend the upgraded slicing engine to optimize line positioning and variable line widths – especially for thin walls and around corners.
This should result in:
Better handling of thin walls and filled gaps
Smooth line transitions inside tapered geometries
General print quality and strength enhancements
Reduced print head movement for filling in gaps