Hello, I have a mold part that I need to print. And because I want to maximize the number of parts I’m getting out of the mold I’m making the mold as big as the maximum printable area on the build platform. This makes me really nervous as I’ve never actually printed anything this large. Will it work? The model needs to be oriented parallel to the build platform as I can’t have any supports on the inside areas of the mold. Also, would you recommend printing directly on the build platform? (i understand that the first few layers might be compressed) I’m just not sure supports are needed given the flat surface? What are the advantages/disadvantages in this case?
Also, there are a good amount of cup warnings but I’ve been able to print successfully other variations of this model so I’m going to hope for the best for this one.
Mostly concerned with the size and to support or not to support.
The model will be printed in one of the tough resins on a Form 3.
Thanks so much!