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Posted · Using diffefent resolution for support material extraction

Hi, I am playing with support structures. The features in Cura are very nice to work with and I have been able to add support like I want to by only using PVA for the interface layer and such limit my use of PVA. Working with the PVA is clearly a matter of low humidity. Even though I have a box with a dehumidifier in it and I tried to keep the PVA as dry as possible the occasional pop is audible. To make sure that the PVA is extruding properly I printed a small part with PVA at 0.2. Things were working well with that. However if I print a knight for a chess piece then working at 0.1 or 0.06 the PVA extracts too slowly and doesn't extrude well. In Cura I see one can alter the support interface resolution. Is this wise? Does it work as one expects. Playing the layers in the preview does not show any noticeable differences in the printing of the interfaces. Thanks in advance for the help.

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    Posted · Using diffefent resolution for support material extraction

    Support interface thickness might be what you're after (and support interface needs to be enabled for that of course).


    As for whether it's wise I don't think I'd recommend it, although I haven't tried it. PVA is finnicky material, and might not adhere well to the other support material that you're using.

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