Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
calad

How to remove support material from object in a clean way?

Recommended Posts

Posted · How to remove support material from object in a clean way?

Hi. Under here is picture of nut cracker I made.

cracker.jpg

Now all of you small artisans. What kind of tools do you use to remove support material without damaging object itself?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · How to remove support material from object in a clean way?

A small file or some sand paper wrapped around my finger. Wetsand paper works quite nicely as the added water helps keep the plastic cool as you sand it.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · How to remove support material from object in a clean way?

I'm not convinced this part really needs support in that print orientation. If I did want support, I'd add something custom using meshmixer to just support the very top parts of the overhangs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · How to remove support material from object in a clean way?

Hi. Thanks for tips. I assume file is for rough surface and wet sandpaper for small detail/polishing.

Meshmixer look really intresting. I need to take better look on it later.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · How to remove support material from object in a clean way?

Sometimes I use a regular lighter to get rid of the 'white-ish' looking parts were the support material used to adhere to the model. Just a second in the flame works well.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · How to remove support material from object in a clean way?

This looks like is going to break, I would have printed it in a different orientation

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · How to remove support material from object in a clean way?

If filing then some baby oil will bring back the lustre to the filament

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura 4.0 | Stable available!
      Ultimaker Cura 4.0 is mainly focused on the improved user interface and cloud integration.
      As always, we want to collect your user feedback for this release. If there are any improvements you can think of, feel free to mention it here and help us to shape the next release.
      • 85 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!