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Posted · Branch style support structures

Hey just curious if anyone has come across a slicing software that generated tree branch style supports instead of regular pillar style supports.

From what I have come across the is more suited to resin style printing but I was hoping to give it a crack in conjunction with my ultimakers

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Posted · Branch style support structures

Although not a slicer, MeshMixer can do this, However, MeshMixer is a utility for manipulating STLs including repairing and the addition of these types of supports. Its not a slicer. So the workflow is open in Meshmixer, add supports, do any other things like auto orient for best printablility and then save as a new STL. Then load in a slicer like Cura and examine the layers to see if the support is going to print correctly. If not reopen and meshmixer and repeat.

So not the easiest but it will do it...

http://www.meshmixer.com/download.html

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