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Posted · Ironing PLA

I discovered the "Ironing" option in Cura and tried it on some of my PLA projects.

Didn't see any improvement.

My favorite printing temperature for PLA has always been 200 C.

Should that be higher for ironing to work?

Or am I missing some setting in Cura?


Grtz, Alex.

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Posted · Ironing PLA

Is it a flat surface?

Ironing has little, or no, visible effect on a curve surface.


Depending on your model, you might get better result by de-selecting "Iron only highest layer" 


I use standard cura settings for ironing with PLA


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Posted · Ironing PLA

I tired ironing only a few times, but the result was not very good. I guess you have to play with the default settings to get a better surface finish, but I haven't tried it yet.

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