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by TheBum
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 12566

Re: What am I doing wrong?

Looks like a serious lack of adhesion to me. Without knowing the material you're using or the temperature you're printing at, I couldn't even take a guess as to the cause. Please save a factory file and upload it here in addition to telling us what the material is.
by TheBum
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Stringing and inconsistent layers
Replies: 5
Views: 10508

Re: Stringing and inconsistent layers

FWIW, on my M3D Crane Quad, I use 5mm retraction distance with a 5400mm/min retraction speed. I don't use coast and I don't see any artifacts that would require it. The stringing I do get is typically on the first layer (due to the higher temp, which I'm happy to deal with) and at the very end of th...
by TheBum
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Stringing and inconsistent layers
Replies: 5
Views: 10508

Re: Stringing and inconsistent layers

That's a pretty high nozzle temp, even for PETG. I've never printed over 245 and my current filament seems to be happy with 240 for the first layer and 225 for subsequent layers. I would first try lowering the temp to see how low you can go and still get good layer adhesion. Another possible culprit...
by TheBum
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Program freezes
Replies: 1
Views: 6393

Re: Program freezes

I don't know that this is the same issue, but lately I've been having freezes while in the process editor. It may have to do with OS updates (I'm a macOS beta tester).
by TheBum
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Rotate STL with no flat surfaces available
Replies: 4
Views: 9278

Re: Rotate STL with no flat surfaces available

You may have to rotate manually as Doug suggested. I have one model that sits on the bed in three places: one straight edge and two arcs. I just fiddled with the rotation values, with a drop to table surface between changes, until I could slice and have all three places extrude on the bed's surface.
by TheBum
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Fit parts on print bed
Replies: 5
Views: 14702

Re: Fit parts on print bed

Another possibility is to rotate some of them 90 degrees on the Z axis. The center-and-arrange function may figure out how to get them all within the confines of the bed.
by TheBum
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Part of the model doesn't get printed
Replies: 4
Views: 4601

Re: Part of the model doesn't get printed

If you're in a pinch, you may be able to remedy it by selecting "Separate Connected Surfaces" from the Mesh menu after adding the model. That often allows improper meshes to print successfully. Did you create the object from scratch in F360 or did you insert a mesh and then modify it? I've never had...
by TheBum
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Print two halfs
Replies: 3
Views: 6388

Re: Print two halfs

Another option is to load the model into an application like Meshmixer and do a plane cut on it. Export the two halves.
by TheBum
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Issue with nozzle dragging across print to next print spot...
Replies: 8
Views: 4017

Re: Issue with nozzle dragging across print to next print spot...

Try 0.5mm or even 1mm on the vertical lift. YMMV depending on the type of filament you're using though. I find PETG to be very oozy, so it's difficult to get an unblemished layer when the head has to move a long distance, regardless of the retraction settings.
by TheBum
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Ender 3 Pro Wipe problem hit glass bed clips
Replies: 7
Views: 3472

Re: Ender 3 Pro Wipe problem hit glass bed clips

What clips are you using? If binder clips, there are better options that take up less edge space. I use these with the glass bed on my M3D Crane Quad and can use practically all of the available surface: https://www.ebay.com/itm/EIGHT-SWISS-D-CLIPS-FRAMELESS-PICTURE-MOUNTS-MAX-THICKNESS-10mm-FIXING/...

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