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by InspGadgt
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7882

Re: Horizontal lines in test tower

In S3D is no setting implemented that can cause or that can avoid this issue. Normally I would say it is an issue of the Z-axis but so as you have reported it is not possible. The lines or ridges in the print are going around the tower? New firmware may be as well as a new printer. Do you have impo...
by InspGadgt
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Horizontal lines in test tower
Replies: 48
Views: 7882

Horizontal lines in test tower

Hi all, I just upgraded my Anet A8 with a BLTouch and the latest Marlin firmware so I'm trying to tune it in again. When printing a test tower there are very distinct lines or ridges in the print. It looks as if every 3rd or 4th layer the line thickness changes. When I slice it with Cura 2.7 it does...
by InspGadgt
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Tip of the Day 10- Extruder tab, a technical analysis
Replies: 13
Views: 122154

Re: Tip of the Day 10- Extruder tab, a technical analysis

I went through that already and it is a good guide...but I'm looking more for clarification. That blog is what I used to formulate my question. I just want confirmation that I am thinking in the right direction.
by InspGadgt
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Tip of the Day 10- Extruder tab, a technical analysis
Replies: 13
Views: 122154

Re: Tip of the Day 10- Extruder tab, a technical analysis

If I understand this correctly...the printer will extrude up to the coast point, at that point the extruder stops feeding filament but continues moving up to the stop point. At the stop point retraction will occur followed by the wipe which will continue along the perimeter. So...blobs and strings t...

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