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Posted · Layering Issues with eSun PLA+

Does anyone have any ideas as to the causes of the visible layering in the picture?  I'm using eSun PLA+ filament with the settings shown below and Ultimaker PVA (with built-in standard settings).

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    Posted · Layering Issues with eSun PLA+

    Yes, but not a satisfactory one.  I've discovered that the problem only arises when I print with a .2mm layer height. The issue doesn't occur with .15mm.  Also, part geometry plays a large role and I'm not sure why.  Curved surfaces on SOME of my parts come out like this at 0.2mm layer height, but not on others.  It's really been a trial and error issue.

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    Posted · Layering Issues with eSun PLA+

    I was able to sorta work around it late last night by just upping my wall count to 10. Uses way more material but even at .02 it prints OK. I discovered the same thing though, at .15 it's fine but that adds a LOT of print time to a fairly simple part (doesn't even need supports). Very strange. I wonder why this system is so sensitive to part geometry.. my creality printers never had an issue making the same part

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    Posted · Layering Issues with eSun PLA+

    When printing with wall line count at 3 I've had the infill kinda show through.  Increasing the wall count usually gets rid of the marks.  At a wall line count of 5 I rarely see it.

    I've never played with Infill Overlap Percentage but it sounds like the kind of setting that could have an effect on low line count walls and marring of the surface by the starts and stops of the nozzle when putting the infill in place.

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