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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Creating support with Slic3r

In this recipe, we're going to explore the different adjustments that can be made for determining where and how much support is added. We'll be using similar options that we used in Skeinforge.

Getting ready

You'll need the soccer ball wireframe model.

How to do it…

  1. Under Print Settings, select Support material. Check the box for Generate support material. Slice and save the G-code.
  2. Go to Overhang threshold and change the default value from 0 to 80. Slice and save the G-code.
  3. Go to Overhang threshold and change the default value from 0 to 95. Slice and save the G-code.
  4. Go to Overhang threshold and change the default value from 0 to 140. Slice and save the G-code.
  5. Reset the default value 0 in Overhang threshold and uncheck ...

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