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  1. I don't really understand what you mean by '"open 3 clicks" on wheel'. The problem is 0.15 is a thick layerheight to me. As I use my printer mostly for architecture-models I often have to print very small and thin pieces (like furniture on 1:100 or 1:50) so always printing on a layerheight higher than 0.1 is impossible for me.
  2. When I don't use anything at all my prints don't stick for like 80%, it's too risky. I'm pretty happy with using glue though, never had problems there, had lots of succesful prints in the past just using a paperglue stick.
  3. How did you bent your bars when doing the atomic method? Just to know how to prevent it in the furture.
  4. I repeated the leveling like 10 times before I posted this, so I think it's safe to say it's leveled now. I also did the atomic method twice and also with white filament. Your pictures were very helpfull, as I could see that they were different from my results. I repeated the heating and cooling process over and over untill I had no dirty parts anymore but my filament wasn't as short as yours when it came out. Everytime I pulled it out (with a quick pull), I had this long thin but clean wire, I thought this was normal though. I'm starting to think the problem is the material. It's a cheap chinese product. I tested today with some original Ultimaker-filament and noticed the noises were gone. I think the diameter is too big, I don't know.
  5. Yes I checked it already, it's not bigger than 3, but it is however bigger than 2.85. Also the website of the filament I'm using says the best temperature to print is 200°C, so I'm already above it but I will try 230°C.
  6. These are the results. This is printed with Silver/Grey PLA
  7. I don't really think so, I checked and cleaned it multiple times with a tooth brush and vaccuum cleaner. Also I don't think that would explain why only the first layer is having issues and the rest not.
  8. Hello everyone, I'm new here so I don't really know if this is the correct place to put this issue but I'll just try. I just want to start with saying I already searched this forum for similar problems like mine but I'm just not that technical and don't know every correct term used to describe the printerparts, meaning I'm never sure if another ones problem is related to mine. My issue: Recently my printer (Ultimaker²) makes these weird noises when it's printing the first layer. The noises are comming from the feeder wheel (or is it also called extruder, maybe stepper motor, driver? ). Every time I hear the noise, which is a short knocking sound, I see the wheel turning back. I'm not sure if this is related but when I watch my print at the same time while it turned back, I notice the print is messed up at that part, I mean there is no filament, no infill, a 'missing line'. But when the first layer is done and the fans start to work everything is normal again. It prints perfectly and the noises are gone. The toplayer is always perfect too by the way. My stats: Layer height: 0.1mm Shell thickness: 0.8mm Bottom/top Thickness: 0.6mm Fill Density: 20% Print Speed: 50mm/s Nozzle Size: 0.4 Initial Layer Thickness: 0.3mm Buildplate temperature: 60°C Head Temperature: 210°C Printed with PLA (3mm +/- 0.1mm) Thank you in advance. Maybe I will try to add some photos later on, the print is still busy while I'm writing this.
  9. Version 1.0


    All printed in PLA. The blue part is a solid (20% Infill, 50mm/s) 'rigid core' to secure all horizontal forces and it forms the main load-bearing-element of the structure. The whites are only trusses, beams, girders and windbracings.
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