Hollow models & support materials

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by WesleyE, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. WesleyE
    WesleyE New Member
    Hi everyone,

    I have a question, more about the actual printing process than about modeling itself.

    If I have a hollow cube, I can imagine it has to be filled with support material to build the upper cap to close the cube. Will the support material still be there when I receive the finished model at home, or is it a empty cube?

    Then, out of curiosity; how do you clean the support material out of the model? Do you leave a hole open, clean it and afterwards close it?


  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
  3. WesleyE
    WesleyE New Member
    Hmm, I've checked those pages but I don't see any notice about escape holes in any of them. Am I missing something or is it just a general requirement?

    If so, is there a option to fix those escape holes and how big do they have to be?
  4. Kasss_Gnarl
    Kasss_Gnarl New Member