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Two Types of 3D Printing FDM Support
- Jun 22, 2018 -

FDM 3d printing methods utilize two types of support:

The first, a sort of flat accordion, or lattice, is the most common and is best suited for most FDM prints.

The other type is a 'tree-like' support and is preferred by some printers. This method of support is less popular, however it has less contact with the print surface which can result in a better surface finish post processing.

The printer operator will generally specify the type of support that best suits your application and thus minimizes the aesthetic impact on your design.