Printing overhangs

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Printing overhangs

Postby Indyrose » Wed May 30, 2018 6:05 am


I'm new to 3-D printing, and just got our Da Vinci Jr a couple of days ago. From what I understand, in order to print any type of overhang, there needs to be a scaffold built to support it. Are there any rules of thumb to go by as to how far apart the scaffolds need to be, or how thick? I'm looking at a 5mm overhang, 90deg across, 2 mm thick, over a 60mm span.

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Re: Printing overhangs

Postby DrC » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:22 pm

Without knowing more about your model there's a danger these suggestions might all be silly …

I have built from a different direction, built with snap-off supports, or designed push together multi-part models.

A 5mm span might well work if you design a just touching supporting wall that can simply be broken off along the corner where the wall touches the overhang. For the model to be 'valid' you might need a very thin layer of extra overhang resting on the wall.

I would try some small test pieces.
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