Types Of Infill Patterns And Percentages

What ate different types of infill patterns?

Filling the hollow space with support or stiffness metatrails in a specific shape is known as infill pattern, some of the patterns named based on their pattern appearance are listed below.

  • Grid: Strong 2D infill
  • Lines: Quick 2D infill
  • Triangles: Strong 2D infill
  • Tri-hexagon: Strong 2D infill
  • Cubic: Strong 3D infill
  • Cubic (subdivision): Strong 3D infill (this saves material compared to Cubic)
  • Octet: Strong 3D infill
  • Quarter cubic: Strong 3D infill
  • Concentric: Flexible 3D infill
  • Zig-zag: A grid shaped infill, printing continuously in one diagonal direction
  • Cross: Flexible 3D infill
  • Cross 3D: Flexible 3D infill
  • Gyroid infill: Infill with increased strength for the lowest weight.
types of infill patterns
Types of infill patterns

A self-explanatory 2D pattern, the main advantage of grid is print speed, as it’s the least complex of the three.

Grid infill with 100% to 0% infill.

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A 2D mesh made of triangles, this pattern has an inherent advantage in strength when a load is applied perpendicular to the object’s face. It also makes sense for parts with thin, rectangular components, which might otherwise have very few connections between walls.

Triangle infill with 100% to 0% infill.

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This 2D pattern produces hexagons interspersed with triangles. One advantage is that hexagons are an efficient shape, making them a strong infill pattern relative to their material usage. In addition to that, hexagon infill has shorter lines to connect each side, leading to fewer issues with bowing from poor print cooling.

Tri-Hexagon infill with 100% to 0% infill.

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This is a 2D infill pattern, which makes infill in the outer shell shape up to its center in XY coordinate system.
by this we can achieve flexible pats.

Concentric infill with 100% to 0% infill.

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This is a 2D infill pattern, which makes infill in the cross shape up to its center in XY coordinate system.

Cross infill with 100% to 0% infill.

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This is a 3D pattern of stacked and tilted cubes in isometric view with a 45degree angle in all the 3 directions.

Cubic infill with 100% to 0% infill.

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This is a 3D pattern of stacked and tilted cubes in isometric view with a 45degree angle in all the 3 directions offset with a small distance.
this is the strongest infill of all.

Octate infill with 100% to 0% infill.

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A particularly unique 3D pattern, which gives the impression of waves. Nevertheless, it is equally strong in multiple directions. This infill pattern would therefore be a good choice for a part that will be stressed in multiple ways.

Gyroid infill with 100% to 0% infill.