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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Hope this reaches you all in good health! I have a question about some of my prints. A few of the prints have what I'll call "hairy prints". Meaning that there are small pieces of material elongated like a hair that are stuck to say a base layer laid down. I've tried to modify the retraction settings but have not had much luck. What might be causing this? Thoughts anyone?

Thanks in advance!

Scott

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Any pictures?

Their are 2 types: Hair and stringing. It depends on which one of these you have.

Most Stringing can be fixed by Lowering printing temp, Increasing Retraction distance or Increasing travel speed. I would increase the retraction distance as a last resort as its good to keep these short. Make sure the bowden tube doesn't move on retracts first before increasing it as that may be a cause for needing the extra retract length.

Hairy Prints can be fixed by changing to a different color or material. Printing hotter or cleaning the Nozzle.

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Their are 2 types: Hair and stringing. It depends on which one of these you have.

Most Stringing can be fixed by Lowering printing temp, Increasing Retraction distance or Increasing travel speed. I would increase the retraction distance as a last resort as its good to keep these short. Make sure the bowden tube doesn't move on retracts first before increasing it as that may be a cause for needing the extra retract length.

Hairy Prints can be fixed by changing to a different color or material. Printing hotter or cleaning the Nozzle.

 

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Thank you for taking the your time to reply! I'll use what you have provided and see where that takes me. There are a couple things here that I have not attempted. Good advice!

Scott

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