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How to make support more weaker?

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Well i wonder if there is anyway to make support more easier to remove. I have been playing around with the X/Y/Z distances, but this only make my prints more ugly and if i mess around with the support density i hardly have a feeling anything changes. At the moment i am printing at 5% density and still i have a hard time removing supports. Any suggestions or ideas?

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You don't tell which printer you use, nor whether it is a single material system (like UM2) or dual material with dedicated support materials (like UM3), nor which support material, nor which slicer you use. So for other people it is not possible to diagnose this.

 

But what you could always do is design your own custom supports, as part of the CAD-model. And switch off all automatically generated supports. Then you can fine tune all parts to get the exact shape, dimensions, thicknesses and gaps you want for support. You can also design-in features to make removal easier, such as openings to insert pliers or hooks for pulling, or for cutting, etc...

 

I often do this for complex models with hard to reach areas.

 

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