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AndyPost
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No Support

Post by AndyPost » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:09 pm

Hey Thrill Seekers,
I'm printing a GoPro mount for my FPV with TPU It's pretty much a simple open rectangular box, but about halfway up there is an out crop that holds it onto the bird. I've specified to create support, but the print keeps coming out with none and that outcrop is REALLY crummy as a result.

The outcrop doesn't stick out very far, so I'm wondering if the software just doesn't think it's necessary. It's not even printing support for the screw holes that are in the sides of the vertical sides. I just printed a bunch of arm bumpers that needed support using the same profile (didn't even turn the machine off) and they worked just fine.

Regardless, how can I make sure it prints some support?

I also had my first test print come loose from the table. I have it set to 70C

jferguson
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Re: No Support

Post by jferguson » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:35 am

What are you slicing with?

Gwhite
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Re: No Support

Post by Gwhite » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:39 am

You don't say what slicer software you are using. That's what controls the support, not the printer. If the features are small, there is often a setting that will ignore them. In Simplify3D, it's called "Support Resolution." The screw holes are probably small enough that they can be "bridged" just fine without support.

AndyPost
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Re: No Support

Post by AndyPost » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:40 am

Using Simplify3D

airscapes
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Re: No Support

Post by airscapes » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:57 am

AndyPost wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:40 am
Using Simplify3D
What version please... it matters!

AndyPost
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Re: No Support

Post by AndyPost » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:10 am

4.1.2 on Windows 7

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