Support Material issues

Discussion in 'Volcano' started by RolandoK, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. RolandoK

    RolandoK Member

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    I'm printing using support material,and am having real problems removing the supports. I'm using ABS with a 1mm nozzle and a support pattern in slicer as shown in the screen shot.

    Does anyone have experience of support material with such a wide nozzle? What settings work for you?
     

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  2. RolandoK

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    I've been advised on another forum to reduce the width of the support material (using Slic3r advanced settings) to half the nozzle width.
    I'll give it a go this evening and let you know how it works out.
     
  3. RolandoK

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    That does help make detachable supports, although even using a width of 0.5mm (Half the nozzle diameter) I still need to use pliers to "detach" the supports.

    If there was a setting in Slic3r to allow the support interface extrusion width to be set independently that would be really useful!
     
  4. Sanjay

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    Volcano by it's nature produces layers that are extremely well bonded, this is because of the massively increased thermal capacity of the wider extrudate. It's a trade off as without two extruders you can't really have two totally different characteristics where and when you want them.

    Reducing extrusion width for support is a good way to go, as does increasing contact distance. Also decreasing the number of interface layers can help.

    You may also find that the support material generation is better in other slicers, Simplify3D although not free does have excellent strategies for support that breaks off nicely with good control over the settings. Mattercontrol/Matterslice is also making good steps in much more intelligent support strategies and is free.
     
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