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

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

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

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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