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Posted · terrible first and top layer

Hi everyone,

I am new to 3d printing. I have this problem. When trying to print this small part(55X35X5 mm) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:31436

the top and bottom layers look terrible. You can literally see right through the holes to the other side of the part. I think the problem is in the cura settings but I can' find the right one.

Basically all of my prints have this problem. Does anybody have any idea what is causing this?

 

Thank You for your help

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    Posted · terrible first and top layer

    Too much heat, poor cooling (?) ~ layers can't cool before next pass and they don't 'weld' together (and check/double check bed leveling) That has happen to me (on more solid pieces, so mostly bottom was like that), but learned to "KISS" it ?  - "back to basics" - try a simple print with simple default settings, then tweak up slowly as you learn what works on your set-up/prints ?

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