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NoeG
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Should there be interface layers on the bottom layer of a support resting on a piece?

Printing with soluble filament. It seems like a shame that only the top layer of a support resting on the piece is considered an interface layer (for which I use soluble filament). 

It seems like for ease of detachability, and quality of print, the bottom layer of the support, if resting on the part, should be also an interface layer (e.g. soluble).

 

Best Answer by BaconFase:

You can choose how many interface layers you want. It defaults at 3.

 

And interface layers are already created on top/bottom of the model that meet the supports.

 

Never tried ironing so cant comment on that. But the surfaces comes out pretty smooth without ironing using PETG supports for PLA with zero-Z-distance supports.

 

Posted : 23/04/2024 7:48 pm
NoeG
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Should there be interface layers on the bottom layer of a support resting on a piece?

And, would there be any advantage in the interface layers being ironed? To create a smoother surface above?

Posted : 23/04/2024 8:05 pm
Diem
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would there be any advantage in the interface layers being ironed?

Probably not.  It would only apply to flat surfaces and there are usually better ways to support/bridge them.

Cheerio,

Posted : 23/04/2024 11:28 pm
BaconFase
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RE: Should there be interface layers on the bottom layer of a support resting on a piece?

You can choose how many interface layers you want. It defaults at 3.

 

And interface layers are already created on top/bottom of the model that meet the supports.

 

Never tried ironing so cant comment on that. But the surfaces comes out pretty smooth without ironing using PETG supports for PLA with zero-Z-distance supports.

 

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Posted : 24/04/2024 12:03 am
NoeG
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Should there be interface layers on the bottom layer of a support resting on a piece?

Oops, I missed that setting. Thanks!

Posted : 24/04/2024 6:10 am
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