I'm printing a object with a pretty sizable overhang. And the results, after support removal, are pretty ugly.
Here is the print before support removal.
And here is the final product, sigh.
Finally here are my slic3r settings:
- Generate Support Material: [✔]
- Overhang threshold: 60°
- Max Layer Count for Supports: 0 layers
- Enforce Support for the First: 0 layers
- Raft layers: 0 layers
Options for support material and raft
- Contact Z distance: 0.2 mm (detachable)
- Pattern: pillars
- Pattern spacing: 2.5 mm
- Pattern angle: 0°
- Interface Layers: 3 layers
- Interface pattern spacing: 2 mm
- Support on Build Plate Only: [✔]
- Don't support bridges: [ ]
The material I'm using is ABS, 230 °C temperature setting. Layers, Adaptive Slicing, Adaptive quality: 75 %, Match horizontal surfaces. Vertical shells, 3 perimeters minimum. Horizontal shells, solid layers: top: 3, bottom 3.
Is there a way to improve this?
Note: for anybody interested... these are small disposable spatulas used to place bondo mix onto a flat surface at the bottom of a restricted space, to fill small holes in wood. Its too tight in there to use a normal putty knife.
Some more print settings
Included here are the speed settings from Slic3r:
I'm wondering why there is such a large gap between the gold colored E shaped interface to the blue spatula handle? And that makes me wonder, what support material and raft settings should I be using? Why is that gap so big? (And I have to go back into SolidWorks and check, but I'm nearly certain that handle is 2 mm wide. That gap to the support is really big.)