NoHands
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rafts on supports

Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:38 pm

Gday Everyone

is there a way to put a raft on supports only?

my supports have trouble sticking but my model sticks fine

Shane
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darKing
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Re: rafts on supports

Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:59 am

Try the "Solid base layers" in Supports Tab. You can also add Rafts to your Support but I don't know if you can add Rafts only to supports, but I'd try the solid baser layers first.

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Re: rafts on supports

Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:37 am

you can't do solid base layer I just change the support base layers to 1 seemed to thicken them up
thanks heaps for pointing mre in the right direction
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Re: rafts on supports

Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:24 am

One other thing you can do if supports don't fix themselves to the bed is to put thin rectangles, squares or discs on the bed where the supports would be. If they stick well to the bed, then the support should have something to sit on....
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NoHands
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Re: rafts on supports

Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:36 am

so just build your own raft? great idea
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brian442
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Re: rafts on supports

Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:20 am

You can essentially accomplish a raft for supports by following these steps
1) change first layer width to 200% and first layer height to 150% or so. That will print the first layer extra wide and thick just like the raft.
2) you probably also want to lower the first layer speed to 30% or so which can help with adhesion (the raft does this too)
3) finally, I would also use 1-2 support base layers, since that will help give a wider contact area for the bottom of the supports.

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Re: rafts on supports

Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:27 pm

thx heaps Brian sounds like all good ideas
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