Printing only lower part of an object

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DonTenge Level 1 - Starter Points: 0
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Posted Aug 19, 2017 - 5:13 AM  

I am quite new to 3D printing and wander if it is possible to print only the lower part of an object without turning it around. I know it is possible to print the higher part by changing the Z-axis.

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kmanstudios I got this! Level: 49 Points: 2036
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Posted Aug 20, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Cut it up in a 3D Package? Use the Pause at height plugin to stop the printing at a certain height?

But, I would just turn it around and let the flat part sit on the plate and be super smooth.

jonatanrullman Getting started Level: 3 Points: 48
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Posted Sep 19, 2017 - 7:13 AM

Kind of late reply but if anyone stumbles across this thread in the future here it is.

What I have done is use Meshmixer. It usually can't do much without messing it up completely and is kind of cumbersome to work with. But it has been very good at cutting objects in half.

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Posted Nov 10, 2017 - 4:07 AM

In simplify3d you can split your model at a spcific layer if you like.

This is mainly for having different settings for specific parts of your modell, but you could also stop print at layer xy.

For example sektion A is layer 1-88.

Sektionn B 89-200 and sektion C 200-250.

You can stop at end of A

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Posted Nov 15, 2017 - 4:06 PM

If you are on Windows 10, check out the 3D Builder tool that is included. It's very easy to split models in all kinds of ways. Perfect for this kind of task.

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