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This resource is for the slightly more advanced. It introduces the idea of printing using support material for more difficult or complex objects

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The full PDF file can be downloaded from…
http://www.bitsfrombytes.com/wiki/index.php?title=Printing_with_Support

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    This file does not “need” support material; it could easily printed upside down faster and, achieving a better finish and without wasting material. So not a good example.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kim, thanks for the comment (you are the first person to comment on my blog, so I’m really pleased that this proves people actually view it 🙂 )
    You are 100% correct, yes the part could very easily be printed upside down or on it’s side without support. I just wanted to illustrate in as simple a way as possible that 3D printers can’t print in mid air (overhangs and holes causing the most “grief”… i.e. showing the principal rather than real life situations). I now have access to a dual head printer and when I finish building it I will hopefully update the pdf file with some more real examples.
    Comments/feedback like yours are really appreciated, it helps “keep me on my toes” and will help improve the quality of the Teaching/Learning resources for students all over the world… so keep them coming.
    Thanks again,
    Dave

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