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Posted · first layer extruder support

Hi everyone, 


i'm trying to use Ultrafuse 316L BASF filaments with Ultimaker support filament (i.e breakaway). Is there any chance i can print the entire first layer with breakaway filament?

Basically, i would that my component does not touch the built plate, but only the support material. 


I hope i explain my problem correctly.


Thank you, 


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    Posted · first layer extruder support

    I am not using the latest Cura-versions, so I don't know if this is possible in Cura. (We will leave that question for others to answer.)


    But a trick you could always try, is to put some tiny dummy objects left and right of the real object, but a bit lower. Then those dummies touch the glass, and your real object is floating a bit higher.


    Like these two tiny strips:




    Ps: how does this filament compare with real metal (machined)? What post-processing is required, and how do dimensions change (any shrinking, bending, or non at all)? If possible, could you show photos of the print, or of a test-print, before and after post-processing? I haven't seen much people on the forum here with experience in metal-printing, so it might be a good idea if you could share yours.


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