I designed my Steady State cube puzzle about 5 years ago and still sell

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(Richard Gain) #1

I designed my Steady State cube puzzle about 5 years ago and still sell it through the microcubology shop at Shapeways. It was always my intention to be able to print copies of my back catalogue puzzles on my RepRap printers but the support material removal has never been clean enough to allow this - until now.
Simplify3D has come up trumps again. The concentric fill works beautifully on the faces and the support material came out so cleanly using only my fingers that I was able to assemble the six pieces immediately. Seriously impressed!

(Wayne Friedt) #2

Agreed. I can now design parts in ways i never would before because of S3D’s supports.

(Neil Darlow) #3

@Richard_Gain Perhaps we need a RepRap Support Material Task Force to tackle this problem. If a commercial piece of software can do it then I am sure Free Software can too.

(Normand Chamberland) #4

Someone in another post said that Slic3r 1.1.2 (experimental) has really improved support generation. Might be worth checking out.