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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Support options with Slic3r

In this recipe, we're going to examine some support options in Slic3r that will adjust the physical contact of the support material to the model. This is important in order to tune a profile that will provide not only good support but also a support material that will easily be removed.

Getting ready

You'll need the jellyfish model.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Under Print Settings, select Support material. Check the Generate support material box.
  2. Change the default setting for Pattern from honeycomb to rectangular.
  3. Now, choose Pattern spacing and change the default value from 0 to 2.5.
  4. We'll test the other support settings at the default values. Slice and save the G-code.
  5. Print the model.
  6. Now, choose Pattern spacing ...

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