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by InspGadgt
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

The heat bed is warped slightly in the middle...I've had 2 now that both have the same issue brand new. I print on glass to help reduce the warp but with the tape I have holding the glass now it will include the warp...time to go back to thermal pads to hold the glass. As for the printing temp...I'v...
by InspGadgt
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

For the most part I am very pleased with the printer. It prints much better than I had anticipated. Yes that is the first layer. The outside lines are the skirt...I always print a skirt to prime the extruder. The top pic is with a 0.6 Extra Restart Distance. The bottom pic is with a 0.0 Extra Restar...
by InspGadgt
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

I measured the filament with my calipers (Man those things go through batteries fast). It measured at 1.75 at most places and 1.73 in another. I did a temp. tower test and 230*-240* came out the strongest layer adhesion. It is a direct drive setup...a stock Anet A8. I realize 3mm is a bit high but w...
by InspGadgt
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

Arg!!!!! I had a long detailed response to the last 2 posts and somehow it got deleted instead of posted. Ok well there are definitely some things I want to try from the suggestions but I'm too tired after two 10+ hour days in a row at work to retype the response...I'll try again tomorrow.
by InspGadgt
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

Well as I said the Hatchbox box says to use 220* to 250* for their PETG so this last print I used the following: Temp: 230* Speed: 60mm/s Multiplier: 1.04 Width: .42 (Left this at default) Retraction: 3mm Retraction speed: 60mm/s Extra Restart: 1.0mm Retraction Lift: .2mm Coast: 1.0mm Wipe: 1.0mm La...
by InspGadgt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

195 to 225? Hmmm...my box says 220-250 on it
by InspGadgt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

Well in the test prints I started with a 1mm restart value and backed it off until it didn't blob on the start anymore. But I may have to go back to that and just sand off the blobs because I started getting holes later in the print that look like the extruder did not start extruding right away.
by InspGadgt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

Well I've applied some of what has been discussed including upping the speed...I increased it to 80mm/s and am printing out the first 3 pieces of the fuselage for my plane and it is looking much better than my last attempt. It took a few tries but I'm really starting to zero in the settings at least...
by InspGadgt
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

Interesting...I hadn't thought of any corolation between speed and temp but now that you mention it, it makes perfect sense. And I wonder if that could be one of the reasons for the differences in print in the 2 test towers...while the speeds were set the same for both slicers when physically watchi...
by InspGadgt
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7899

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

I think you are misunderstanding me...I'm not complaining that my Cura prints are better than my S3D prints. I only compare because I want to learn how to get as good prints out of S3D as I do with Cura which should be possible. I see people all the time using S3D that get great prints. I already pr...

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