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Additive Manufacturing a Solar Trough for Cooking

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Step 5: Extracting the Trough and Removing Supports

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Once the build finished, the part was cleaned, rinsed, and given a final cure in a UV curing chamber.  Interestingly, the support structure that was generated on one side of the trough was a interconnected scaffolding, while the other side was simple support columns.  The support structures on both sides were clipped off with flush cut pliers.
 
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