Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

2 printing errors on new printer setup for PETG & LW-PLA printing

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited) · 2 printing errors on new printer setup for PETG & LW-PLA printing



Last night I tried to print the base of a case to display my wings on the wall.



Unfortunately there are two major printing errors present the part.


There is a line on the entire circumference at about 2mm high where the outside dimension is smaller than it should be:



There is also a hole at one end in the wall, the material was there but it was present like a blob and could be removed using my nail.

(It is located at the nearest point to the camera at the bottom of the part)



The printer I used is a Creality Ender 3Pro.

PETG: 230 degrees hot-end temp, 70 degrees bed temp.

0.2mm layer height, 5 wall line count, 8 top- bottom layers, 10% infill, 50 mm/s speed 6mm retraction (this could be a thing, should have set that to 4mm), brim


The bottom where the badge lies on sits heigher than the "line" at the circumference.


What beside wrong retraction value could have caused this and why not over the entire height?






Edited by Mechatron127
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker showcase | April 2022 | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
        I'm excited because I've personally produced this showcase event, so if you are curious what else I'm up to nowadays, come check it out and say hi in the chat! It would mean a lot! 
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 4 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    • Create New...