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Posted · How to get a smooth bezel print job?

I have drawn a simple model with a 2 inch bezel in both Sketchup and Blender.

Both models produce similar results after printing with Cura 4.2.1

The "steps" or "segments" of the bezel are very pronounced and I want them to be very smooth.

After trying this in 2 different modeling softwares I am thinking my answer is in Cura.

I print daily with the Ender 3 and have determined the printer itself is not the issue.

 

Attached is .STL from sketchup so you can see what I am printing. Also attached is an actual print job of the terrible results.

Is there some settings in Cura to help smooth this out?

Thanks

 

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2 Inch SU.stl

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Posted · How to get a smooth bezel print job?

Assuming you're printing it as the STL...if you want it smooth. The only thing I could think of is to use quite small layer height. But since we are talking about FDM... I guess 0.05 will be the limtation?

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Posted · How to get a smooth bezel print job?

You could try rotating it 90 degrees.The problem is that printers aren't simultaneous 3d so the Z will always be in small steps because they can't move all three axis at the same time. I work with cnc's and  printer is what we refer to at 21/2D.

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Posted · How to get a smooth bezel print job?
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I will try to print it today rotated. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Posted · How to get a smooth bezel print job?
On 8/13/2019 at 4:08 AM, Ishy said:

You could try rotating it 90 degrees.The problem is that printers aren't simultaneous 3d so the Z will always be in small steps because they can't move all three axis at the same time. I work with cnc's and  printer is what we refer to at 21/2D.

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This worked perfectly! A very smooth print job. Thank you for the brilliant suggestion 🙂

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Posted · How to get a smooth bezel print job?

Glad to help.👍

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