How can I obtain a smooth finish like the one in this video: Easy and clean support material removal from 3D printed part., using Slic3r instead of Simplify3D? What settings do I need to change?


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I'd say the clue is the material itself and the geometry of the object. But in terms of Slic3r settings you could experiment with:

(print settings >> support material)

  • pattern spacing (he has here something around 5mm)
  • pattern (I'd say the best for you is rectlinear)
  • contact z distance (choose 0.2 or close to that)
  • interface layers (here 0 (zero) for sure)
  • don't support bridges (this one depends on your geometry and if slic3r calculates something as a bridge or not)

All above is also connected (in a way) with HE temperature and layer height. Usualy the higher temperature (in a range for specific material) the better sticking between layers.


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