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Posted · Ultimaker Original - Top face not filling in correctly

Hi Community,

 

I was hoping you could help me. I'm currently trying to print some Christmas ornaments but keep getting this on the top face. Any recommendations on what I need to do. This was a fine print using 2.85mm PLA. Any additional recommendations would also be welcome. Thanks.

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    Posted · Ultimaker Original - Top face not filling in correctly
    22 hours ago, gr5 said:

    Is this Cura 3.X?  I recommend you go back to an older version of Cura - certainly 2.7 is safe.  There is much discussion of this here:

    https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues/2665#issuecomment-349396443

    Thanks for that gr5. Will give it a go and see what happens.

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    Posted · Ultimaker Original - Top face not filling in correctly
    On 19/12/2017 at 1:53 PM, gr5 said:

    Is this Cura 3.X?  I recommend you go back to an older version of Cura - certainly 2.7 is safe.  There is much discussion of this here:

    https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues/2665#issuecomment-349396443

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     Hi gr5. unfortunately, I'm still getting the same result. I've changed the settings and the design but have had no improvement. Any other ideas?

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    Posted · Ultimaker Original - Top face not filling in correctly

    Not even slight improvement?

     

    Well I see underextrusion on the top layer before it prints the name.  I would try to fix that by printing a bit slower and maybe a bit hotter.  Try 10C hotter and at 70% speed.

     

    Actually I would make some smaller test piece that does this - maybe print just the R.  And play with stuff in the TUNE menu.  Actually it looks like you have some pillowing which is fixed by more fan (you want 100% fan for PLA) and more "top layers".  At least 1mm top/bottom thickness.  It takes quite a few layers for things to recover over infill.  More on pillowing here:

     

    http://support.3dverkstan.se/article/23-a-visual-ultimaker-troubleshooting-guide

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