New S3d 4.0 support features

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  1. gonzalo

    gonzalo Well-Known Member

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    IMG_9140.JPG IMG_9141.JPG IMG_9145.JPG IMG_9148.JPG IMG_9143.JPG IMG_9142.JPG IMG_9144.JPG IMG_9137.JPG Here is an example of the new support features that work so well with a dual 3d printer like the BB.
    This is a bracket for a 3d Hubs customer made in Formfutura TitanX. This material is like ABS but does not warp much at all so I can turn on the cooling fan to help with the corners.
    In the pics you can see how I use:
    ~2 layer dense base for the support areas.
    ~Using the same material of the part for the sparse support.
    ~Using the 2nd extruder with red HIPS for 4 layers of dense support only, while cooling the extruder down to 200c for the layers that it's not used to prevent ooze.
    ~2 processes so the top 1/2 of the part has higher density infill and a different pattern to give the thin areas more strength.
    ~Zero clearance between the support and the part which gives a perfect surface finish (only possible when using 2 different materials, and more effective on flat surfaces).
     
  2. Spoon Unit

    Spoon Unit Well-Known Member

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    Impressive.
     
  3. jfb

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    I like it - looks like that feature is a winner :)
     
  4. Kanedias

    Kanedias Well-Known Member

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    There's also a new setting called "Suport Base Layers" in the support tab which puts solid layers under your supports. Its a big help too.

    Just needs _automatic_ variable layer height changing and that ironing feature from cura :D
     
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    gonzalo Well-Known Member

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    Yes, if you look closely, I have 2 base layers on the supports.
     

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