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  1. Another question regarding the speed. This might be a general question that is well known already but; if the profile settings within Cura says "Print speed (mm/s) 50" but when it is printing it says under "tune>speed>100%" on the machine. Does that mean that the speed setting is actually 100% i.e. 100 mm/s or that it is 100% of the input value set in Cura? I can't imagine that would be the case that the setting would be relative as that would lead to a lot of confusion, but that it would literally always mean 1%=1 mm/s all the time. If this is the case I would need to manually mat
  2. Thanks for getting back to me. Didier Klein you asked Q. "Can you tell us the version of the firmware you're using? Some printers have temperature fluctuation that can cause problems like yours (but i must say, apart from the color difference most of the prints you show look pretty good)." A. There are no signs of fluctuation of temperature. I have kept an eye on this. Q. Can you tell us the version of the firmware you're using? A. Cura is up-to-date but that is not the same as updating the firmware on the machine right? I will look into. gr5 you asked Q. Did you mention if you tested
  3. It was failing at 210º so I bumped it up to 220º I will do the test seen here in the video and see what kind of result I get. So are you saying the lower the resolution the lower the temperature should be also? On a side note...Today I spoke with someone that owns a 3D printing company and he said the formula for minimal layer thickness should be 80% less of your nozzle diameter. So if I multiply the .4 mm nozzle by .2 that gives me a value of .08 or .08mm layer thickness. Please check my math haha. If that is true than .06 mm or .02 as I have done in the past is outside the range of safely
  4. Thanks Peter. I actually started doing everything in meshmixer I don't have that issue anymore. I can scale and cut in that program without any issues importing into Cura.
  5. I have tried about everything I can think of and have read many threads and tried troubleshooting all the suggested things via all the suggested methods. What is happening consistently is the print is failing over and over. I have had this problem on both of my machines but more on one than the other. My guess at this point is that the temperature of the head is dropping or fluctuating. My reason for theorizing this is that the print color on a good print is almost consistently the same while all the prints that are failing have color variations and gradations and when I manually turn up t
  6. I am using Maya to scale the model, then I export (in mm) as an .STL, then I import into Cura and the scaling is all gone. It is about 4.5 times smaller than the size it was scaled to in Maya. The reason I am scaling it in Maya is because the figure is cut up into many different pieces that need to fit back together post print. Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas how to troubleshoot? Thanks!
  7. I just unboxed this and as far as I can tell this noise that is being produced as the head travels on the Y axis (at least Y as it correlates to Cura) seems unnatural and I am worried it is effecting the print negatively. What noise am I talking about? The one that sounds like scratching your nails on a blackboard or screeching metal on glass. That's the one! I can't seem to get any good results as of yet. I have mirrored the settings using the same PLA printing the same model as others have with far less impressive results. Any thoughts from the community would be appreciated greatly! O
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