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Posted · Stringing

I am using Cura to slice files for the Qidi Tech X-One printer.

I can't seem to get the stringing under control.

I have tried a lot of different combinations of settings. See the link below.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1EXozPH_tWbQVdXTkJuYU16ek0?usp=sharing

Test #6 was sliced with Simplify 3D and it looks perfect. Someone from Thingiverse sent me the G-Code. He said it was the stock S3D settings, nothing special. He is going to send me screen shots of the settings eventually.

I believe Cura can do it. I think I just don't have the right settings. I want to use Cura because.... well it is free. And it has some infill settings that S3D doesn't have. And it has the Alternate Extra Wall setting that I think is really nice.

Thanks in advance.

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    Posted · Stringing

    I ran another test based on the setting recommended by this article: https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/19504-how-to-fix-stringing

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XglSCqLKsF0TLDiXUOytxGmjidmCoWY2NYEl_xLzag4/edit?usp=sharing

    It did not solve the problem. I killed it mid print because one of the towers fell over and nothing good was happening anyway.

    Blah.

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    Posted (edited) · Stringing

    Ok, in case anyone still cares...

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1EXozPH_tWbQVdXTkJuYU16ek0?usp=sharing

    Test #6: Another X-One owner sent me his g-code file from S3D. PERFECT results. So now I know MY x-one can do it.

    Test #8: I slowed the retraction speed way down. Beautiful parts with a beautiful "angel hair" wall.

    Test #9: I turned the heat down to 180c. Not so good.

    Test #10: I upgraded to Cura 2.6.1 and ran basically the stock PLA settings. One of the towers fell over and there was minimal blobs.

    Test #11: I turned on Coasting. All the towers stayed up, but I think the blobbing got a little worst.

    Test #12: I turned on Z-Hop. Perfect "angel hair" wall again.

    Blah. I think I will go back to the #10 setting and fiddle with some stuff, but leave Coasting and Z-Hop off.

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    Posted · Stringing

    Test #15: wsdukai sent me screen shots of his S3D settings. I tried to match them as close as possible. This is probably the second best result so far, behind the S3D g-code.

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PQTE_3DOOy1PPGaZczAN5jfSrY2eFVYlTTeXGuAGlFg/edit?usp=sharing

    I think the big differences were the reduced flow rate (extrusion multiplier), and the "retract before outer wall" turned on. I might run some tests to isolate them.

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