I’m fairly new to 3d printing, and I’m struggling to understand how people can get a really clean final surface for casts when printing jewellery designs.
The prints require more supports than I anticipated (nobody’s fault really, but seeing images on Formlab’s site they looked like a straight print without needing supports, such as these images: https://formlabs.com/media/upload/Castable_sample_part.png & https://formlabs.com/media/upload/_thumbs/Castable_sharp_detail_mobile.png.1280x1024_q80_crop-smart.png so I’d assumed I could print that way. As I say, it was an assumption so I’m not blaming Formlabs).
So now I have to put more supports against what might be a detailed area or a rounded surface, I need to be very careful I don’t remove supports, sand bumps away and end up removing this detail or flattening a rounded area.
For delicate areas does anybody have any tips (tools & techniques) for really good clean up?