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Prime tower improvement - avoid mid print collapse

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Posted (edited) · Prime tower improvement - avoid mid print collapse

PROBLEM: Prime towers tend to collapse when two materials that do not stick to each other are used.

POTENTIAL SOLUTION: what about printing a tower where the two materials are in "concentric" squares each made of one material only ? This way each material would have to stick to itself (see drawing, a=PETG, b=PVA, "." = no material) copy paste into notepad to see with correct char spacing).

Double the material will be used, but it is worth it vs having a collapsed tower.

Layer 1

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Layer 2

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Layer n

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