3D Printed Plastic – Can you drill it Part 2

Posted in 3D Printing on March 2nd, 2011 by Gregg

Check the attached video “3D Printed FDM Unsupported Drilling” to see what happens when you don’t support the part while drilling.  You can see how the material delaminates on the exit side.

Don’t pull any loose strands or layers though or you will likely pull more loose like pulling a loose thread on a shirt. You can just clip them off or use a chamfer tool to cut them.

3d print drill breakout

Drill Breakout

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