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My infil doesn't seem to go all the way to the edges


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Posted · My infil doesn't seem to go all the way to the edges

How do I explain, say I have a picture frame shape with a hole in it,the edges form fine the hole perimeter seems to form fine, but but but, I've noticed of late a lot of my prints don't seem to infil fully. The perimeters seem to peel away from the infil, if that makes sense, it's as if the infil isn't overlapping the perimeters. I've reinstalled cura a few times and its The latest version. It never used to to this, the holes wouldn't be great before, but now the holes shell is almost always not bonded to the main part. It happens at 25% infil through to 100 %. I use PLA at about 220' I've used it lower too circa 195. No change. Everything else is at default settings , to my knowledge. Is there some setting I've changed.

Oh to add, I've printed from two computers and now I use the ultimaker controller, but with the same outcome. I will try do a test piece and take a photo , if its unclear what I mean

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    Posted · My infil doesn't seem to go all the way to the edges

    A photo always helps, but the most likely cause is some backlash caused by too little tension in the short belts. These can be really tight, just unscrew the motors a bit, push the motors down, and screw them down.

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    Posted · My infil doesn't seem to go all the way to the edges

    you nailed it, one of the belts had a small-ish amount of play in it, tightened up and seems alot better now.

    these ultimakers require more love and attention than my wife! i wonder if i can sell her and get another Ultimaker,

    i may put the idea to her and see.

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    Posted · My infil doesn't seem to go all the way to the edges
    you nailed it, one of the belts had a small-ish amount of play in it, tightened up and seems alot better now.

    these ultimakers require more love and attention than my wife! i wonder if i can sell her and get another Ultimaker,

    i may put the idea to her and see.

    You're just having initial relationship problems with your Ultimaker, same as when your met your wife, also took a while before you where both tuned into each other ;)

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