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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Creating support with Meshmixer

Many complex models will have a structure consisting of areas that have sharp angles and layers, which have little or no contact with the build platform surface. We can see this illustrated in the following jellyfish shape.

By printing this model in several different positions, there would be issues with drooping filaments in the areas marked as 1 in the following image. There would be insufficient surface contact on the build platform in areas marked as 2.

Creating support with Meshmixer

Let's look at another model that we made in this chapter. In the following image, we can easily see that severe support issues would occur. There is minimal surface ...

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