In this second video covering the updates included with version 4 of Simplify3D; I take a look at the new feature called “Seamless Process Transitions”.  (First part of this video series can be found here)

This features aims to remove any artifacts, or Z scars, from a print at the point of transition between two processes.

Before version 4 Simplify3D would insert solid layers between two different print settings in the same print, which could be visible in the resulting part.

I have a look at the theory and print out some tests in both version 3 and 4 to see what improvements are seen.

I had quite a fun time trying to get any differences to show up in photographs even though I used quite a high quality macro lens, nevertheless the photographs showing the difference between version 3 & 4 are below.

Simplify3D V3 Process Transition

Simplify3D V3 Process Transition

Simplify3D V4 "Seamless Process Transition"

Simplify3D V4 “Seamless Process Transition”

Here is a link to Simplify3D’s website.