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Posted · how to print ? need advice on support structure planning

Hi,

I am trying to print the below part, need advice on support design ...

any advice ?

the wall size is 0.2 cm and the distance / hight is about 4.5 cm

Screen Shot 2015 03 30 At 9.31.06 PM

 

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    Posted · how to print ? need advice on support structure planning

    The tube like box will print mostly fine in this configuration as the printer can "bridge" very well.

     

    However there is an overhang lip along the top edge that will need to "print in mid air" in this orientation. One solution would be to add a temperary post to support that corner and clip the post off later.

     

    Also inside the tube-box is a "shelf" shape. Because this is a 2D drawing of a 3D object I can't tell if that is

    a) hanging from the ceiling

    b ) sitting on the "floor"

    c) suspendid in mid-air.

     

    If B then it should print fine. If A then you could flip the print over. If C you will have to add a support at each end if you print in this orientation.

     

    More tips here:

    http://support.3dverkstan.se/article/38-designing-for-3d-printing

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    Posted · how to print ? need advice on support structure planning

    tried to print and indeed I need a support.

    The question is what kind of support structure I need to design.

    Do I need to add a vertical tube every 1 cm ? What diameter ? Same surface as the top surface or should I keep a distance ?

    How can I learn of support design ?

    Thx

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