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3D Printing Designs: The Sun Puzzle by Joe Larson

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FFF design considerations

The basic limitations of FFF printers stem from the fact that most FFF 3D printers are developed by people who have very little accountability. To the people creating and manufacturing these printers, if the printer can print a thing most of the time, then that's probably good enough. In this way, FFF printers are more like garage tools than desktop machines. For those unfamiliar with FFF printers, there are some drawbacks that need to be taken into account.

Overhangs and supports

FFF 3D printers have to worry about overhang. Overhang is when a part of the design, when it prints, will not have anything between it and the build platform. To compensate for this, the 3D printer can build a lattice of support material up to ...

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