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Posted (edited) · New to Ultimaker 2. ABS vertical print surfaces seem staggered with extremely visible print lines. Any tips?

I just purchased my Ultimaker 2. It was used, but only had 183 hours on the usage stats.

I purchased some IC3D black ABS.

Leveled the bed.

Purchased Simplify3D.

Used Glue stick on the glass bed.

I printed a mask using 2 different printers.

The top half of the mask was using my Ultimaker and for the first print I used the latest cura as the slicing software.

Layer Height: FINE 0.1mm

Print Speed: 50mm

Raft: yes

Supports: Yes

Nozzle Temp: 250

Bed Temp: 100

Flow:107%, then lowered to 100 via the tune settings halfway thought the print to see if it yielded any noticeable changes in quality... which it didn't as far as I could see.





The bottom half of the mask was printed using my zortrax m200 at .14mm layer height and the results were much smoother than the ultimaker, and it is my goal to be able to replicate that level of detail.




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    Posted · New to Ultimaker 2. ABS vertical print surfaces seem staggered with extremely visible print lines. Any tips?

    Ive since purchased simplify3d and tried printing up another item.

    I can say, without a doubt that the support structures via simplify3d are superior thus far and peel off easily. Now that said... my settings changed a little using simplify3d but my results of surface quality remained comparable to what I got using cura.

    same filament

    leveled bed again.

    Print Speed: 40mm

    Infill: 30%

    Nozzle Temp: 230

    Bed Temp: 100

    Flow: 100%

    Fans: 30%

    Layer Height: .14mm

    Enclosed top and front to maintain temp.

    used glue stick on glass.

    surface quality still has not improved. I would appreciate any help anyone can offer.


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