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Posted · One shot wonder

I git a  Ultimaker S for Xmas.  I set it up as recommended and then fired it up to create my first model.  This model of two owls came with the printer and printed flawlessly, more than once.  Since then everything comes out with problems as shown.


Since this seems to be pretty universal (some better some worse) with the models I am obtaining 

both free and paid.  Is it the quality of the models or perhaps settings on my printer?


Please help



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    Posted · One shot wonder

    Some better images or a better description of the problems you are facing would be great. The "as shown" doesn't really tell us that much right now since it's hard to tell from your images what problems you are referring to.

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    Posted · One shot wonder

    The red rose looks acceptable, but the model with the lance looks too rugged......no real smooth surfaces through out. Wonder if the quality of the filament is in question. I purchased a $15.00 1 kilo spool and has some layers not smooth or gaps....might also be speed increased in settings menu too high or temperature setting for nozzle incorrect??? When was the last time you lube the rails or cleaned the feeder/nozzle ????  


    Look at spec sheet on the package for recommended settings do that first.....

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    Posted · One shot wonder

    If i look at the soldier I would say the bigger issue is under extrusion.

    Perhaps it is better to print a benchie or any other small calibration model and start working from there.

    If you can make good pictures from the benchie the community can help you with what setting to tune in order to get better prints.


    3d printing with standard profiles and cheap filament just doesn't work straight out of the box.

    It takes about a dozen prints with tweaking in between before you get a print that is any way near what it should be.





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