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Posted · New dual nozzle user - stringing while printing

I have done two print so far with my new UM S5. I noticed that both time that printer seem to drag the PVA and regular filament and create stringing.

I am wondering if there is a setting that will help me keep the prints clean. 

 

first time I tired to use a prime tower and it was horrible, the tower broke and I ended up with a print that looked like it had hairs coming from it. see below

second time, you can see the PVA is sort of stringed over the black pla.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

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Posted · New dual nozzle user - stringing while printing

The first is typical if a section breaks away. All further layers printed over that area are printing on air, producing spaghetti or birds nests...

 

the second looks about normal for PVA.

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Posted · New dual nozzle user - stringing while printing

Does it make sense to build woth a prime tower ? Maybe I can make it larger in diameter so that it doesnt break. Im wondering if the "wasted" material is worth it in terms of print results.

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Posted · New dual nozzle user - stringing while printing

The prime tower is sometimes useful. I do not usually use it with PLA. Sometimes will with nylon.

 

That the prime tower broke may indicate that your layer bonding is low...possibly printing too cold.

 

try some with and without and see if you find enough difference.

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Posted · New dual nozzle user - stringing while printing
5 hours ago, johnse said:

The prime tower is sometimes useful. I do not usually use it with PLA. Sometimes will with nylon.

 

That the prime tower broke may indicate that your layer bonding is low...possibly printing too cold.

 

try some with and without and see if you find enough difference.

I am not sure. I used the default UM profiles for temp. I have to see how the PVA or if it dissolved from the last print I posted.

 

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