Help the newbie please.
I'm struggling with trying to find the optimal settings for a Slic3r (latest 0.8.2 version) profile.
I'm using this pyramid object to help me with the calibration (see attach). Yes, I've tried the E steps procedure too.
No matter the settings I have, my objects always end up with this strings of plastic connecting distance spots, extruded incorrectly when the head travels.
First I though the temperature was too high (I'm using PLA) so I decreased it progressively from 200 to 175. Nothing.
Then I tried to increase the retraction length setting. No major improvements either.
I've also tried different speeds. I'm now printing very slowly (30mm/s for permitters, 60mm/s infills) and I increased the travel speed to 150mm/s. Nothing seems to help much.
From your experience, what do you thing is the main reason why the extruder drops so much plastic when the head is traveling? What settings should I experiment with?