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Posted · Scars on Top and Bottom layers

How to remove scars from top and bottom of my print. I have try to reduce Extruder steps also change retraction distance to a higher value but no success. 
Here is my print

Material BLack Pla

Layer Height--0.15
Initial layer height --0.15
Wall line Width 0.4

Wall Thickness - 1
Wall Line Count - 2
Top Bottom Thickness - 0.8
Top Layers 6
Bottom Layers 6

Infill - 10%
Inital temp 215
Temp 207

Retraction Distance - 9mm
Retraction Speed - 60mm/s

Print Speed - 40
Infill Speed - 100
Travel Speed - 100
Initial Layer Speed - 20.0

 

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    Posted · Scars on Top and Bottom layers

    If you mean the single diagonal lines, these are not scars but sort of "travel lines" (I don't know the official name), where the nozzle travels from one point to another without stopping extrusion. I guess the idea behind this is that this causes the least amount of pressure- and flow change in the nozzle, and thus the most stable temperature and extrusion? But I don't know if there is a setting where you could turn this on or off. I just consider it part of this specific production method. Like seam lines and ejection marks are part of the injection moulding process.

     

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    Posted · Scars on Top and Bottom layers

    Your Retraction Distance looks awfully long at 9mm. I say that because mine is 0.9mm and I do not suffer from travel lines. My retraction settings are 

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    With PLA I found 5.5mm for retraction distance to be fine but I changed it to 6.5mm for nGen material.

     

    I always print with Combing Off

     

     

     

     

     

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    Posted · Scars on Top and Bottom layers
    On 10/26/2018 at 1:26 PM, geert_2 said:

    If you mean the single diagonal lines, these are not scars but sort of "travel lines" (I don't know the official name), where the nozzle travels from one point to another without stopping extrusion. I guess the idea behind this is that this causes the least amount of pressure- and flow change in the nozzle, and thus the most stable temperature and extrusion? But I don't know if there is a setting where you could turn this on or off. I just consider it part of this specific production method. Like seam lines and ejection marks are part of the injection moulding process.

     

     

    I switch from direct extrude to Bowden setup and then the travel line show up. I also cut the teflon tube to minimize  the distance from motor to hot end but same result. Sometimes i hear click on extruder motor. My step/mm are at 100. And the calibration show that i am extruding the exactly 100mm. 

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    Posted · Scars on Top and Bottom layers
    On 10/26/2018 at 1:53 PM, IwanBeentjes said:

    Maybe a bit simple minded here.. but do you have the Combing mode on in Cura? its under the travel section.

     

    Combine mode set to ALL and Z hop when retracting is disabled. 

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    Posted · Scars on Top and Bottom layers
    6 hours ago, yellowshark said:

    Your Retraction Distance looks awfully long at 9mm. I say that because mine is 0.9mm and I do not suffer from travel lines. My retraction settings are 

    image.png.c942e4d2cf8f7ab4ae6d5d8345c3c640.png

     

    With PLA I found 5.5mm for retraction distance to be fine but I changed it to 6.5mm for nGen material.

     

    I always print with Combing Off

     

     

     

     

     

    image.png

     

    With direct extrude i did not suffer from travel line, but when i switch to bowden extrude then the travel line shows up. 

    I set the retraction value to 9 because when i do those retraction test which can be found on Thinginverse none of other numbers make a difference. 

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    Posted · Scars on Top and Bottom layers

    Sorry silly me I thought you were referring to the retraction minimal travel; who knows why when you said retraction distance!!

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    Posted · Scars on Top and Bottom layers
    20 hours ago, 3dDiyC said:

    Combine mode set to ALL and Z hop when retracting is disabled.  

    Maybe try combing mode "not in skin" For Z hop i have no idea if it will help with your problem but you can try turning it on.

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