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Posted · Smooth walls

Hey folks,

 

I just printed out some models with my 3D printer and everything works fine. So now I can start with the fine tuning. Every picture I saw there is a very smooth skin texture. In my case you see every layer for layer... what Cura settings I can adjust to fix this?

 

PS, I already googeled but havn't found anything.

 

 

Best regards and thank you in advance!

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    Posted · Smooth walls

    As @kmanstudios says if we can see your settings we can help more. One setting that significantly affects what you see is the Layer Height which gives you the resolution of the print. 0.3 is normally the thickest/lowest resolution and will show the lines more. If you drop to 0.2 the lines will show less and if you drop to 0.15 or 0.1, even more so. Personally I never drop below 0.1 unless I have a "horizontal" surface that  is curved in which case I may drop to 0.05, but I will do a test first to see if it is worth it.

     
    The downside to using higher resolution is that the print will take longer. If a print at 0.3 takes 2 hours then if you drop to 0.15 you will be printing twice as many layers and assuming the print speed is the same then the print will take twice as long, i.e. 4 hours. If you take that to 0.05 then it will be more that 8 hours; so you do have to consider this normally.
     
    Also if the speed is kept the same and you increase the resolution of the print then you will be using less filament per layer and so will probably want to reduce the temp. of your extruder to compensate
     

     

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