New Eiger “Support Overrides” Feature

Markforged Eiger Support Overrides feature

Markforged’s Eiger 3D printing software is the go-to solution when it comes to 3D printing the perfect parts, and while Eiger’s default settings automatically generate supports that are optimized for most parts, some parts require additional specialization and rely heavily on supports in order to print just right. And although supports are normally easy to remove before using the printed part, intricate part features such as internal channels, small overhangs, or threading can still be problematic with supports.

What if Eiger software allowed control and flexibility to choose which areas of a part should or shouldn’t have supports? Well, now it does! Markforged has just announced that their Eiger 3D slicing and printing software is adding a new Support Overrides feature, that makes it simple and easy to:

  • Override default settings when using supports for a part
  • Specify areas where supports should be generated or blocked

In what situation is the use of Support Overrides recommended?

The use of the new Support Overrides feature blocks supports on composite and metal parts that feature internal channels, small overhangs, or threading whose supports may be difficult to remove after printing or that could affect the surface finish of parts that may require post print processing. Moreover, the use of the Support Overrides feature to add additional supports is indicated when there is a need to increase stability for larger support areas for easier post-printing removal or during the sintering process of metal parts. The new Eiger feature will now block supports in these areas and provide multiple benefits:

  • Saves on time and cost when preparing parts for use
  • Allows for certain parts to that may not have been able to be printed to now print successfully

Let’s look at an example:

Markforged Eiger part printed using Support Overrides

Part with internal channels and threading printed using Support Overrides

Markforged Eiger part printed without Support Overrides

Part with internal channels and threading printed without using Support Overrides

Overview

The new Markforged Eiger Support Overrides feature enables you to clearly see the impact of support customization before printing, providing the ability to quickly and easily generate supports where you need them and block supports where you don’t. Watch the video below to see the Supports Overrides feature in action, and then try it for yourself!

Try it Yourself

 

 

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