Take advantage of anisotropic properties:
3D printing gives the designer a choice in how material is deposited during a build. That choice can deliver properties that depend on the direction of how material is placed—something known as anisotropy. For example, wood material is typically stronger with the gain than across. Designers can take advantage of 3D printings ability to directionally control the lay of material to develop specific properties, such as stiffness or thermal conductivity, in their parts.