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Post-Processing Videos

Almost all 3D printed parts require some amount of post-processing...

The videos on this page are intended to help users of all skill levels become familiar with some of the basics with regard to post-processing of 3D printed parts.  Some of the videos below are very specific to practices and equipment at USNA while other videos can be helpful to any 3D printing student.

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Build Plate and Support Removal (2nd Lt Caleb Lucero)

Post-Processing: Build Plate and Support Removal

Post-Processing: Build Plate and Support Removal

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This video shows how to remove parts from printer build plates and how to remove normal (i.e. non-water soluble) supports from parts.


Take care not to damage the build plate when removing parts - do not gouge the build plate!


Supports can be removed by hand or with sand paper, files, or cutters.

Water Soluble Support Removal (2nd Lt Colin Kelly)