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evilwizard

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Hi,

I'm really close to purchasing an Ultimaker. It will be my first 3D printer. From what I've read online, it seems to be the best buy. My only concern is that there is no support material for printing pieces with overhangs. I was wondering if something is in the works, or if there is a mod or hack out there that might suit my needs for a more versatile 3D printer.

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Most (all?) home 3d printers do supports by printing the regular material at a lower density and/or at different temperatures. It's the same stuff as what the object's made from but printed in a way that makes it pretty easy to remove.

It's not a perfect solution but works pretty well.

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Ultimaker is pretty good with overhangs, and most of the problems can be solved with a bit of creative modelling, and printing your part from multiple pieces, if really necessary. Most of the stuff I print has big overhangs, and I've never used support so far. :)

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