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slic3r support confusion

Posted by 88Zombies 
slic3r support confusion
June 07, 2014 11:10AM
Im trying to print MasonStonehenge's spring-loaded extruder from thingiverse...
suports are required but they end up getting stuck in the filament feed hole....

i've had this problem with another print where i could use a support for a large overhang but not small gaps...
is there an option on the slic3r 'support' prefrences to stop this??

any help much appreciated!!!
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Re: slic3r support confusion
June 07, 2014 11:17AM
What do you have the Overhang Threshold set to?



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Disclosure: I design Duet electronics and work on RepRapFirmware, [duet3d.com].
Re: slic3r support confusion
June 07, 2014 01:49PM
An overhand threshold of 89 degrees or so might do the trick. The "hinge bolt" bits are 90 degrees, and if it sees the topmost layer of the tube as less than that, it might ignore supports there.

I printed the hinged extruder without even realizing the need for supports, and while it came out really ugly, it actually worked wine after filing off some crap and drilling the hole. I was going to print a new one with supports added in the .stl file (together with some other changes), but whatever I do Slic3r doesn't like my file (finds 10000+ errors and have some surfaces missing).
Re: slic3r support confusion
June 07, 2014 03:08PM
..or slice it with Cura, did print 3 sets, came out perfect - in support type chose "everywhere"

btw, the spring I use is outer diameter 5 mm, spring wire 0,7 mm



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Erik
Re: slic3r support confusion
June 07, 2014 04:18PM
I use Kisslicer to slice, and I set a 1mm gap between support and object, if it does print support in the hole a piece of filament pushed down the hole removes the support fairly easily.
It would be nice to have the ability in slicers to preview the support and remove the ones you believe don't need..
Re: slic3r support confusion
June 10, 2014 04:47AM
- On the original image i had the overhang threshold set to 0...

- I tried setting to 89, (affraid i havn't got an image to upload) but this resulted in support everywhere...
quite confusing actually as it added about 2mm of support around all sides.
Stopped the print half way through as it was using abs and couldn't even make out what was being printed though all the support material..

Have i just changed a setting i shouldn't ahve or something confused smiley

I tried printing without any support, but I'm new to printing ABS and cant bridge just yet. The printed hinge is unusable...



- also... I have tried cura before but gave up after one test print... the ormerod just squealed like a piggy and sounded like it was about to explode when i tried to print the cura created g-code
I'm pretty sure it was the custom g-code at the start...something to do with absolute coordinates...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/2014 04:48AM by 88Zombies.
Re: slic3r support confusion
June 10, 2014 10:35AM
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jstck
I printed the hinged extruder without even realizing the need for supports, and while it came out really ugly, it actually worked wine after filing off some crap and drilling the hole. I was going to print a new one with supports added in the .stl file (together with some other changes), but whatever I do Slic3r doesn't like my file (finds 10000+ errors and have some surfaces missing).

Try running the stl through netfabb. Its a free application that should solve this.
Re: slic3r support confusion
June 10, 2014 03:22PM
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jy_oc_hx
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jstck
I printed the hinged extruder without even realizing the need for supports, and while it came out really ugly, it actually worked wine after filing off some crap and drilling the hole. I was going to print a new one with supports added in the .stl file (together with some other changes), but whatever I do Slic3r doesn't like my file (finds 10000+ errors and have some surfaces missing).

Try running the stl through netfabb. Its a free application that should solve this.

I tried meshlab first (because open source and free and all), and got nowhere. netfabb however, after some fumbling with the workflow, seems to have done the trick. At least Slic3r isn't freaking out over it anymore.
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