Removing Breakaway support

Cutting away Breakaway support material with pliers

Step 1

Begin by removing the majority of the inner support structure, using gripping pliers to tear away the interior area.

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Separating the Breakaway material from the model

Step 2

Loosen the support from the model around the corners with cutting pliers. Pull the Breakaway support from the model.

Removing Ultimaker Breakaway support material from the 3D print

Step 3

If a layer of support remains, find a loose edge and peel it away from the model. Remove any final traces with pliers or tweezers.

Example 3D prints using Breakaway

Design freedom with more materials

Breakaway is compatible with ABS, Nylon, PLA, Tough PLA, CPE, and CPE+, so it’s ideal for prototyping in the material you want.

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Time and cost-effective

Quicker to remove and more affordable than other support materials, Breakaway is also easy to store so stays usable for longer.

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High-quality surface finish

Breakaway material has been developed to give reliable adhesion to your build material but peel away for a smooth and accurate model.

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