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Help! First print with Colorfabb's Woodfill

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Had my first attempt with Colorfabb's Woodfill today, and it didn't turn out exactly as I hoped for:


As you can see, there was A LOT of retraction, and the outer shell was printed very badly (you can see this better in the image below, which was taken after I had cleaned the model a bit):


What would you guys recommend to fix both issues? Cura settings were exactly the ones that colorfabb suggests at http://learn.colorfabb.com (layerheight 0.27, speed 50, temperature 205 - I tried lowering it down to 180 but nothing changed, retraction speed 40, retraction distance 5.5). It was printed with a 1.0mm nozzle and from observing the print, the problems started right where the main branch split in 3, and so the head had to retract a lot and constantly move from one island to the other. The situation got even worse when those 3 islands starting multiplying. Thanks in advance guys.



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Did you try to print the same model with normal PLA? You can try that to see how it's printed in PLA compared to your woodfill-trial :D

Because, your model doesn't look like an easy one to print anyway. :D

I followed the Colorfabb settings they recommended and my first test print in woodfill came out just fine. (a simple marvin though :D)


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Printing with a 1mm nozzle has a big effect on settings so the colorfabb ones wont apply.

You will need to up the flow rate.

I haven't printed with a 1mm nozzle only 0.4mm so cant share my settings.

@DidierKlein reciently printed out some pretty mint prints with a 1mm nozzle that he posted in Post Your Latest Print so he might be good to get some pointers from.

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