I'm printing a object with a pretty sizable overhang. And the results, after support removal, are pretty ugly.
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.)