SLA or FDM Printing for lattice structures?

Hey there, I’ve got this planter pot almost sorted. Another user gave me a hand with using the plug in Dendro to thicken my lattices I created from IntraLattice, and I got the model to be considered a valid mesh now, but when I try to adjust the values to be more suitable for 3D printing, I have issues making it have fewer struts/lattices and making them thicker so It will print without supports.

If anyone is familiar with how to make my model (which I will attach) more suitable for 3d printing, please let me know how to do so, or if you could edit my file that would be helpful to learn from.
IntraLattice Planter (13.5 KB)
I have access to a formlabs SLA printer as well as lulzbot for FDM for reference.

I don’t have the Dendro add-on, so I can’t see what your finished model looks like, but I can tell you the 3 key differences between FDM & SLA 3D printers:

  1. In general FDM printers can print larger parts than SLA printers.

  2. FDM printers cannot print horizontal (or close to horizontal) surfaces without first printing underlying support structure. The general guideline is that anything with more than a 45 degree slope requires support structure beneath it.

This is not true for SLA printers because they print inside what is essentially a zero G environment - namely a pool of resin. They also often print from the top down, which is why SLA parts are often printed upside down. This characteristic does depend on the actual printer hardware, so it bears considering when deciding what printer to choose.

  1. The resin used by SLA printers is fairly nasty stuff, so most all SLA printers require good ventilation. You also have to be careful handling the resin because it can harm bare skin, and it generally smells bad.

Duplicate thread alert:

Looking to develop my model further and wasn’t getting that input over on my other post, I was advised by another user to create another post about it.