Larac
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Had a print come out bad checked and S3D is adding the blobs

Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:59 am

Was trying to print this,
2016-09-08 (1).png
But the S3D is showing this in the print preview
2016-09-08 (1).png
It prints fine until it gets towards the top and the print follows the slice and goes bad.

Will add final pic when phone charges back up.

I was going to slow the print down when I saw the preview showing the mess on top.

Scaled the item up it lessened but was still there.
If it is a setting not sure which one is causing it.

The rest of those vanes print fine and show fine in the preview.
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CompoundCarl
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Re: Had a print come out bad checked and S3D is adding the b

Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:42 am

Well those are pretty tiny, so you're probably just seeing the larger retraction indicators. So if you don't want retractions there, then you need to adjust your settings. And even after you've done that, you may have trouble since those tips look like they may even be smaller than your nozzle diameter

Firebolt
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Re: Had a print come out bad checked and S3D is adding the b

Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:07 am

CompoundCarl wrote:Well those are pretty tiny, so you're probably just seeing the larger retraction indicators. So if you don't want retractions there, then you need to adjust your settings. And even after you've done that, you may have trouble since those tips look like they may even be test link smaller than your nozzle diameter
This was the problem I had. I made the mistake of trying to print something so small that it just couldn't be done and came out all blobby.
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Re: Had a print come out bad checked and S3D is adding the b

Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:31 am

yes in the preview uncheck the retraction box. those are just markers to indicate those. also, unless you print 1/2 dozen of those at once its going to come out looking terrible due to too much heat buildup. you need to allow cooling time. printing multiple items at once will increase layer time

Derrick
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Re: Had a print come out bad checked and S3D is adding the b

Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:53 pm

Larac wrote:Was trying to print this,
2016-09-08 (1).png
But the S3D is showing this in the print preview
2016-09-08 (1).png
It prints fine until it gets towards the top and the print follows the slice and goes bad.

Will add final pic when phone charges back up.

I was going to slow the print down when I saw the preview showing the mess on top.

Scaled the item up it lessened but was still there.
If it is a setting not sure which one is causing it.

The rest of those vanes print fine and show fine in the preview.

You probably want smaller nozzles.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IH5HZSE
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IH5V9YK

Get to know your printer before you go with a smaller nozzle. Smaller nozzles will clog a lot if you don't pay attention, and they are not recommended by Qidi. I have used them a bit (I have a Qidi Tech I at home) with little problem, but I only use PLA on these nozzles and dedicate each one to a specific color. Print times will also go way down.

Larac
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Re: Had a print come out bad checked and S3D is adding the b

Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:58 pm

Got it to work after making many changes to the settings.

Also if the center is hollow there are a lot more issues.

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