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Scaffold Snap

Scaffold snap is a specialist support material that's designed to easily break away from the part and leave a good surface finish behind. Unlike Scaffold, Scaffold Snap is not soluble in water.

Type Part # Supplier URL
Scaffold SNAP Support Filament F-SW-SCAFFOLD-SNAP E3D


Scaffold Snap is a Styrene-based support filament for use with ASA and ABS-based filaments.

Scaffold Snap is easier to print than Scaffold. It cannot be dissolved in tap water, but there is no risk of cross-linking or heat-related degradation in the nozzle. We suggest a low infill percentage (10%-15%) combined with a zig-zag printing pattern. An interface layer should be included of at least 1mm, with infill 50%-60%. A grid pattern works well but a 'concentric' pattern offers some of the nicest surface finishing. For optimum breakaway, privilege X/Y distance over Z, at a distance approximately equal to the layer height.

Printing guidelines

  • Heat Deflection Temperature: 84°C
  • Bed Temp: 100°C+
  • Brass Nozzle Temp: 220°C-240°C
  • Bed Adhesion: Glue stick on glass, Dimafix adhesive.

Compatibility of Scaffold Snap With Other Plastics

MatXYesOptimised pairing
ASAYesGood pairing
ABSYesGood pairing
EdgeYesSomewhat stickier than MatX or ABS but still viable
TPU FlexiblesNo
PET/CopolyestersYesUsable, but not ideal.

Additional Notes

  • Soluble in limonene (proper precautions should be taken)
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