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Posted (edited) · S3 print quality questions (new to 3D Printing)

Hello everyone! I work at a Learning Support Center associated with our local college and we recently purchased an Ultimaker S3. Its the same printer that is used by our Architectural Engineering and Precision Manufacturing Programs. Right now we are testing out the printer and having fun learning more about 3D printing. After printing, I noticed that while the top of the objects had great quality, the undersides did not (see picture of Mario World blocks below). I thought maybe we need to to using the support materials (PVA) and tried again with the second print (see picture of Luma below) but that seemingly made the print quality worse. You can easily see where the support material was after removal on the final product. 


We are new to 3D printing and were curious to see if ya'll knew what our issue was. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!



Edited by TechCLE
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