Print 4.0 will provide advanced users with more control over unique features specific to Method printers. We recommend that users use our “Balanced” print mode for most circumstances and only change custom settings if absolutely necessary. Below is an overview of some of the new settings you can expect:
Support Generation Outset
Found under the “Supports + Bridging” menu in “Custom Settings”, Support Generation Outset allow users more flexibility in controlling the amount of support generated in the XY plane. This setting can be increased to help give small, challenging print features a wider support cushion to rest on.
Below shows a good use case for an increased support generation outset setting. The tail of the cat could make for a potentially difficult print. By increasing the support outset more, PVA support material will surround the tail, leading to a higher success rate. The default setting for support generation outset is 3 mm.