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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

Hi all,

the other day I was printing these figures but most of the time the nozzle clears away everything it has printed so far, generating this one big mess.

Is there something that can be done to prevent this? I'm thinking about adjusting printing speed settings so that the filament has more time to glue itself on the heated bed.

Or are there other possibilities perhaps?

Any advise is more then welcome :-)

ps printing with pla, I already adjusted the actual printing speed to 30mm/sec

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Posted (edited) · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

I can't see any photo from your prints. But really small peaces need good leveled bed. Is your bed leveled to close or your objects must be printed on glued bed or blue tape or you can also use brim like 6-7 rings.

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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

oops, forgot all about the brim option.

I'll try that one.

Many thanks niyoki!

ps these came out pretty good:

P1050618-1024x768.jpg

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Posted (edited) · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

Thank you for photos. It is looking good enough. White is difficult to print. I prefer silver pla.

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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

You can also use Z hop if there are parts that are curling.

Dropping nozzle temp can sometimes help as the issue can be small amounts of oozing that knocks them over.

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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

thanks for the feedback Labern. I'll look into that but first I'll try the brim option.

so far so good with that one.

btw is color that important? Sure I prefer white but if there is an easy color that prints better I would prefer that one. I can always spray paint them afterwards.

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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

the brim worked out more then ok :-)

thanks again, the print was very fine, almost a line, to present this human figure:

P1050619-e1453722245483-768x1024.jpg

P1050620-e1453722263468-768x1024.jpg

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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

Yes there are colors that print better then white. It depends on the manufacturer you use and their colors as they all differ.

Grey is normally very good. I also find UM green prints nice.

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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

Thanks Labern,

I'm almost out of filament and ready to order some new spools. But now I'm not really sure what to pick really.

So, for better prints I should pick grey and spray paint them afterwards?

my options are UM spools or filament from colorfabb.

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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

If you think the results have been getting with white are acceptable then just stick with it. But you may find UM grey, translucent blue, dark blue and green prints really nice.

colorfabb PLA/PHA grey is really good and I have heard the red prints good.

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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

thanks for the tip,

I'm pretty new at this and white is almost everything I know (except for the one grey filament that came with the start :).

I tried colorfabb white and um white, but now that I know that colors do matter for better print quality I'll maybe try something else.

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Posted · nozzle clears away the printed parts at times while moving

I have tried most of the colorfabb colors as samples and i think they all print quite nice except for white. some look a bit better, e.g. the transparent ones because you see the lines less than with solid colors. but surface was all the same by the touch.

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