Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
heinemans

Problem thin wall printing

Recommended Posts

I printed a similar model from the same site, and it required some playing with settings and trying a few different filaments to get good results.

Some filaments are more tolerant of retractions than others. These models can have retractions every 2 or 3 second continuously for minutes. It's a real world extruder torture test. Esun's PLA+ was the filament I settled on, pushed by a Bondtech extruder on a UM2.

Simplify worked for me as a slicer, using mostly the settings suggested by the model's creator.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also I think I reduced the total retractions for this model in S3D by setting the minimum travel distance for a retraction to something like 7 mm.

Good luck!  It's satisfying when you get it working well and produce a real plane

20160402_194339.thumb.jpg.5ca0425e6c1f6c3beb0ebcdcc3c1205f.jpg

20160406_202432.thumb.jpg.2077266fad9b24c470b16de63d014fe7.jpg

20160402_194339.thumb.jpg.5ca0425e6c1f6c3beb0ebcdcc3c1205f.jpg

20160406_202432.thumb.jpg.2077266fad9b24c470b16de63d014fe7.jpg

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Indeed for heavy retractions jobs you need a extruder that can keep with thousands of retractions without any issue. Specially when there's no infill to distance the gab between retractions the um2/um2+ knurled bolt can destroy the filament (PLA specially since is easy to grind). A bondtech feeder is the best approach. Is always good to remove nuisances of the machine and be able to print just the way you want, with less limits.

Share this post


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

×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!