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Posted · Natural PVA support probleme

Hi, I'm trying to print something using some "natural PVA" filament but for some reason im always having some sort of probleme and its always in the same area of my print, does someone have an idea of whats going on? I tought it might be humidity?



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    Posted · Natural PVA support probleme

    I have don't know why it's just in one spot.  If you like puzzles you could look at the layer view and run through the order of where it starts printing first on a layer or after a long "travel" move and there's a good chance the bad areas are underextrusion just after a long travel move or are the start of the layer (in which case a prime tower would help - check the "prime tower" box).


    But pretty much any PVA issue is improved by drying the PVA.  So consider doing that:

    1) In cura, after slicing, look in the lower right and note how many meters of PVA will be used.

    2) Unspool that many meters of PVA and put the pva directly on the heated bed with the spool on top (no need to cut the filament).

    3) Set the bed temp to 60C.  Cover with a towel.  Let sit for a few hours.  3 hours is usually plenty.  I'm not sure how long it needs.

    4) Print with the dried PVA immediately.  As soon as the print is done put the pva in a ziplock bag.  no amount of desiccant seems to be enough to keep it dry so do this procedure before every print.

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