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Posted · improving print quality, any help/experience?

I'm trying to improve the print quality one my ultimaker, you can see the tiny blobs on there.


  • too much filament = correct diameter?
    to hot currently 200°C ?


Also the top extrusion is very bad, it ruined the piece...

Using Cura 10.9 an mac.

Mendelworld PLA filament "3mm"




the back worked out great.

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    Posted · improving print quality, any help/experience?

    While I'm no expert, I think there are a variety of things that can cause this. Things I would be looking at:


    • Size of filament setting matching the actual size
      packing density
      minimum layer time
      minimum feed rate
      Fan on or off
      speed of printing
      layer size. Looks like pretty big layers.



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    Posted · improving print quality, any help/experience?

    It's definitely bad cheap filament, the red filament delivered with the ultimaker does not show these blobs.

    Measuring the filament it varied from 2,76mm till 2,92mm.

    So I guess this topic should really be in the cura section.. :roll:

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