Jump to content

Filament "drops" falling from extruder while the head travels


SamuTnT

Recommended Posts

Posted · Filament "drops" falling from extruder while the head travels

Hi, i'm using latest Cura 1.99 build 17112015 and i'm facing this little "problem".. it's not causing bad prints but i think that is anyway something strange, nothing similar hasn't happened until now, here's an image to explaint what i'm seeing:

20160114_131901.jpg

what can it be??

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Filament "drops" falling from extruder while the head travels

    Hi

    Is retraction enabled? This is called stringing and is caused by the nozzle oozing some filament while it's not printing.

    Retraction can control this, you can also increase travel speed and lower temperature and speed.

    By the way be warned that the version of cura you are using is in beta and might behave strangely sometimes

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Filament "drops" falling from extruder while the head travels

    Hi Didier!

    Yep retraction is enabled and the values on the UM2 lcd screen are:

    Retract length: 5.50mm

    Retract speed: 35mm/sec

    Yes i know that is experimental but i'v tried with the "old" 15.06 and with the stable 15.04 and the stringing is still there!

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • Introducing the UltiMaker Factor 4
        We are happy to announce the next evolution in the UltiMaker 3D printer lineup: the UltiMaker Factor 4 industrial-grade 3D printer, designed to take manufacturing to new levels of efficiency and reliability. Factor 4 is an end-to-end 3D printing solution for light industrial applications
        • 3 replies
      • UltiMaker Cura 5.7 stable released
        Cura 5.7 is here and it brings a handy new workflow improvement when using Thingiverse and Cura together, as well as additional capabilities for Method series printers, and a powerful way of sharing print settings using new printer-agnostic project files! Read on to find out about all of these improvements and more. 
         
          • Like
        • 26 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...