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Posted · how to improve the print surface

Sometimes my print remains many small filament on inner or outer surface. How to make the finish more smooth and clean.

 

surface not good

surface not good

surface not good

surface not good

surface not good

 

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Posted · how to improve the print surface

was 'fix horrible' enabled in Cura?

I had a very similar problem with the stones from the egg project. After unchecking all boxes under 'fix horrible' everything was fine...

hth

Joerg

 

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Posted · how to improve the print surface

I'm pretty sure you simply need to enable retraction. It's a checkbox in basic settings.

Also keep in mind that the slower you print, the better the quality (although the rest of the surface looks pretty good). So 30mm/sec looks much better than 60mm/sec and 20mm/sec looks even better. This is a constant tradeoff between quality and speed.

But these strings I'm pretty sure will go away if you enable retraction.

 

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Posted · how to improve the print surface

@gr5 the pitures in this post are printing results of enabling retraction.

 

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Posted · how to improve the print surface

What else were you printing at the same time? Where is the head going that it needs to retract anyway?

What retraction speed and distance did you set?

 

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