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Printing Nylon Structure with PLA Support

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Posted · Printing Nylon Structure with PLA Support

There is a component I am printing in high volume and I have recently made the change from PLA to NYLON because of NYLON's strength.  However, when I print the supports for this NYLON structure using NYLON I find the supports almost impossible to remove.  Because of this I have tried printing the supports with PLA.  However, the NYLON doesn't seem to make an important connection to the PLA.  Does anyone have any recommendations for printing supports for a NYLON print?

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Posted (edited) · Printing Nylon Structure with PLA Support

Hi ewatson,

 

PLA is not really the material of choice for support structures. Using a UM3, I'd recommend either PVA or Breakaway, which both work really well with nylon.

PVA is easyer to remove by water-dissolution, but more expensive. Breakaway, sometimes releaves smaller strands, which are hard to grab.

 

Regards

 

PS (edit): Ultimaker material-compatibility-chart:

 

https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/49799-material-compatibility

 

Edited by Enigma_M4

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