Nylon Manual Supports

Using Nylon Manual Supports

When printing with nylon, parts with large, flat overhanging features may warp. CubePro software provides readily-accessible nylon supports for your nylon-printed parts.

NOTE: The use of nylon manual supports requires INF support material to also be installed in the printer and used as a support material type when setting the build settings. INF support material is to be used in addition to the nylon supports you will add to the part.

  1. After loading your part to the print pad, select Open Manual Support.

  1. Select the supports you will need by their height.

NOTE: The height is noted by the variables after the last X in the file name. You may have to keep trying different support sizes until you find the one that contacts the bottom surface of the part needing support. 

NOTE: It is okay for the support to be taller than the bottom surface but the support should not extrude above the part.

  1. Add as many supports as you will need knowing that INF material will be printed around the supports providing additional stability.

NOTE: For best results, place supports under the corners of overhanging features.

NOTE: Once you move the supports into position, adding additional manual supports will reset all of them and each one will have to be repositioned.

  1. Select Move Model.

  1. Select the support you would like to move and drag it into position.

NOTE: It may be helpful to zoom in to the image before positioning the supports.

  1. Move each support into position. When finished, select Move Model to deselect it.

  1. Ensure your color has been assigned and select Build.

  1. Select INF from the Support Material drop down menu. Then, select Build.

  1. Save the file to your desired location.

NOTE: INF material will surround manual supports that are inset under an overhanging feature.

NOTE: Taller manual supports feature a band (A) that enables INF material to print around it for added support.

NOTE: You can place manual supports at the edge of your part and INF material will print to the band for additional support.