r/3Dprinting Ender 3 Pro Aug 11 '22

All my settings are good except for supports, i end up with a tough clean up and possibly chip some stuff off in the process. What settings do you recommend in cura to make supports easier to remove? Question

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u/Av3rageG4tsby Aug 11 '22

It’s the post-Endor helmet, nice.

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u/C0UGERBA1T Aug 11 '22

Took me a good 30 seconds to realize the model itself is supposed to look damaged, and that's not just a printer issue.

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u/Professional-Bug-232 Ender 3 Pro Aug 11 '22

Yea its harder to catch it on the photo then in real life.

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u/RaymondDoerr 2x Dremel 3D45 Aug 12 '22

haha, same. I thought his hotend temps were too high or something. Then I looked closer and realized its "The" melted Vader helmet.

Honestly, looks like a pretty good print to me! I have no advice for OP on improving supports though, it's something I'm still working on myself.

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u/rblur0001 Aug 11 '22

Haha I kind of like the way it looks. Kind of a cool mess up

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u/Professional-Bug-232 Ender 3 Pro Aug 11 '22

It was intended but it does kinda look like a mess up lol.

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u/rblur0001 Aug 11 '22

Oh haha my fault I can't read right now lol

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u/scudthebud Aug 11 '22

I recommend doing the test print. It shows you what angles you need supports on, And use tree supports.

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u/Professional-Bug-232 Ender 3 Pro Aug 11 '22

Okay thank you!

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u/scudthebud Aug 11 '22

No worries!

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u/knievel5150 Aug 12 '22

Are you using the cylinder tube supports from the plug-in? It’s all I use and they pop out clean even out of small nooks

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u/Professional-Bug-232 Ender 3 Pro Aug 12 '22

No i am not. I heard that they weren’t supporting the new cura version.

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u/knievel5150 Aug 12 '22

Downloaded the newest version of cura last month and it was there in their plugin store. Double check for it because it works like a charm.

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u/Professional-Bug-232 Ender 3 Pro Aug 12 '22

Just tried it out and it worked! Thank you.

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u/knievel5150 Aug 12 '22

You’re most welcome. Hopefully it’ll make life easier for you. good luck!

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u/CBAlan777 Aug 11 '22

I have to save you 3D print.

You already have.

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u/Professional-Bug-232 Ender 3 Pro Aug 11 '22

I just showed the helmet just because. I was just wondering for future prints.

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u/HELPMELEARNMORE Aug 11 '22

Set your z distance to .34 and set your xy distance to .39

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u/Wendingo7 Aug 12 '22

Have you tried tree supports?

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u/Professional-Bug-232 Ender 3 Pro Aug 12 '22

No not yet.

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u/Tired4dounuts Aug 12 '22

https://youtu.be/ts-hTCBqFpE

Start here. Or at the first video of the series. Dudes super informative.