Support material describes printed material which is not part of the desired object, but is produced for supporting areas which are not sufficiently supported. Because FFF relies on laying down material on top of a previous layer, it cannot print effectively in thin air - except bridges over a short distance. It can be produced from the same material as the model (Breakaway Support) or a different material which can be removed by chemical means (Dissolvable Support).
Modified on: Fri, 15 May, 2015 at 4:24 PM
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