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Posted · support material is difficult to remove

I have been having issues with removing the support material. I am printing a hollow cylinder type product, but the support material attaches to the piece inside and it becomes very difficult to remove. I have also printed this piece on the side but the support material on the outside also gets stuck...

I am printing in PLA using the high quality print button with support material.

Thank you for reading!

 

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    Posted · support material is difficult to remove

    What material is this? Looks like XT. I had a huge problem removing supports for XT as they seems to fuse with the print and break like plexiglass.

    I would recommend not using raft.

    Play with the infill of the supports. There seems to be so many and consider making your own using MeshMixer or other software.

     

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    Posted · support material is difficult to remove

    If you post a picture of the model (as in, the digital model) it might be easier to give advice as it's a bit hard to see where the model ends and the support starts in those pictures.

     

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    Posted · support material is difficult to remove

    That looks like it could be printed in segments and assembled.

     

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    Posted · support material is difficult to remove

    I figured out the problem... I went to Expert setting and selected 3% fill material. I was able to just pull off the support.

    Thanks again for reading...

     

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