Retraction Blobs Cura

just get blobs out of the nozzle onto the bed even with it set to. Please note that ascent will only occur during withdrawal. Every slicer has a feature called retraction which tells your 3d printer to ease pressure in your nozzle and stop filament from coming out between non-print moves. I''l try it in my next print. For bowden printers you have to use 1-6mm instead. But Slic3r does. also, the "warts" seem to have gotten more extreme, if that was possible. Fact – Once filament has melted in the “melt zone” of your hot end, it cannot be retracted. 3 doesnt allow negative retraction restart volume to prevent blobs on restart of retraction. These blobs are caused by the retraction of the extruder. How to Configure Repetier Settings for BEST Printrbot Simple Print !: Repetier Host 0. One thing I can't seem to figure out are these random blobs. They replace the plywood pulley mounts at the top of each tower. Hallo Freunde das 3D-Drucks, eigentlich hatte ich mich hier angemeldet um eine Frage bezüglich Cura Start-G-Code & End-G-Code zu stelle. The filament is 1. I had set this to. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets. i just looked at my nozzle and there isnt anything on it at all. Flexible filaments often require more infill than their more rigid counterparts. KISSlicer v2 Alpha builds Updated! September 23, 2019 - v2 alpha 1. 5mm travel speed 250mm/s retract. Z-correction (distortion correction) Sometimes it is hard to calibrate your delta printer in such a way that the bed is even - even if it is even. With this setting, the build plate will move down by the set value when a retraction is performed, allowing the print head to travel over the print without the nozzle touching it. I apologize in advance for any of you that might be reading this twice. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for SUNLU 1. 0; sometimes CraftWare 1. Slic3r had a consistent problem with the end of the arch coming loose. Keep an eye on how much filament doesn't end up where it's supposed to. BCN3D Technologies › Forums › Hardware › BCN3D Sigma › Sigma R19 - Hardened Steel 0. These blobs are caused by the retraction of the extruder. The results are not perfect since I got a lot of retraction blobs all around the model. Hi, i am trying to print out the Spitfire MXIX on an ANET A8 with Slicer3D and the factory files from 3DLabPrint , and generally it seems ok, but i get a lot of stringing as shown. Rough ouside surface Very terrible overhang parts. I’m surprised to see stringing across the holes in the Cura print, even though the retraction settings were the same for all. 05mm Retraction Vertical Lift - 0 (this didn't seem to make a difference) Retraction Speed - 2400mm/min Coasting at End is not checked. Blobs usually comes from too much extruded plastic and too hot. If fixing your settings for retraction and speed don’t work, it’s time to chill out — literally. 3 doesnt allow negative retraction restart volume to prevent blobs on restart of retraction. 15mm first layer. 75 in this case) to line 22 in the calculations of the plugin should fix the issue. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. 5mm (by BCN) Faults Tagged: oozing 0. Kisslicer’s is decent with some concentric fill, but Cura has the best one, as well as the smoothest surface of the arch. KISSlicer v2 Alpha builds Updated! September 23, 2019 - v2 alpha 1. 0B with DiY spooled ABS (works great); Given the daVincis ease of use I had no idea that the Geeetech printer was about to kick my butt. Quick Tension Knobs for Deltaprintr I'm pretty excited to share this with everyone. I printed at 215C, which is what my Colorfabb materials like with the ruby nozzle. I use 8mm retraction on my delta with 650mm Bowden tube. The filament comes out of the nozzle and seems to curl up onto the nozzle dragging any printing up and into a blob and im not certain whats going on and as to why its doing this. 2 has some new options like "coast at end" for example. To enable this feature, click Tools - Open Expert Settings -Retraction, and there is a "Z hop when retracting", typically set at about 0. It seems that the only problem is the nozzle diameter drop-down doesn't work. The D field specifies the drive (s) used by the tool – in this case drives 0, 5 and 6. Retraction- This section relates to your Extruder - Length is the amount of feedstock that is reversed by the extruder after completing a set of moves, just before it needs to re-position to another place for a subsequent set of moves. The print head stops in a random location during the print 2. 5mm stringing sanity This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by arnauBCN3D 8 months, 3 weeks ago. However, the value must not be set too high as this might lead to stringing and cause ugly “blobs” to form on the print. Craftware perimeter retraction is based on perimeter events. Retraction Disabling retraction completely is recommended; if it cannot be helped, retraction should be set at minimum speed, or designs be kept with minimum retraction in mind TPU filaments are quite tricky to work with, but they are the best filament products out there if you want to print flexible and highly impact-resistant products. Keep an eye on how much filament doesn't end up where it's supposed to. Here you can adjust the minimum travel of the head before retraction is activated. The hollow cube didn't have any blobs or strings and the surface finish on the underside of the overhanging areas turned out great. Set the number of millimeters minimum distance the nozzle must move before considering a retraction. User Manuals. I also picked up retraction clicking along the way too. Unfortunately Cura team don't appreciate that this is a real problem with clear runny materials like TPU and thin walls. MakerGear M2: Slic3r Config for PETG Changing from PLA to PETG with a V4 hot end and 24 V power required several slicing adjustments, some of which weren't at all obvious. Egal wie ich mit der Retraction und der Temperatur rumspiele, es wird einfach nicht besser. 2mm shell 0. Retraction is the pulling backwards of your filament during the printing process. For more on Cura, check out our in-depth Cura guide and Ultimaker’s official manuals. just get blobs out of the nozzle onto the bed even with it set to. 3 Most Common 3D Printer Errors and Their Fixes 03 08 , 2018 14 Comments Share Features like Formlabs' one-click print exist for professional machines, but hobbyist printers often require a bit more tweaking and troubleshooting. There are a number of models in Thingiverse and other sites that will help you get precise settings for your 3D printer. If you are using S3d, mess with your coasting as well. The D field specifies the drive (s) used by the tool – in this case drives 0, 5 and 6. To high it will leave little blobs randomly all over the place. This may add a bit of printing time as a retraction doesn't happen instantly. If i change the layers to random, it really makes it look bad, as u got zits everywhere rather than linear. colorFabb XT-CF20 is a copolyester based carbon fiber composite material that is based on the unique Amphora 3D polymer from Eastman Chemical and is loaded with no less than 20% specially sourced carbon fibers suitable for 3D Printing. The outermost line of the outline parameter is moved inwards by half the extrusion width value on either side of the print. Now, I have sliced the calibration cube with Cura (v. The main problems: Holes in the perimeter Blobs in the perim. compounded by me not making sure the nozzle was tight against the heat break. Beginner 3D printing - CTC dual I've bought a CTC dual from ebay. It is designed specifically for the Nautilus 3D Printer, but may apply to many other FFF/FDM 3D printers as well. This the web's most comprehensive guide to troubleshooting your FFF (or FDM) 3D Printer. Re: Blobs at retraction points gone when print 2 objects. Configuring Marlin. As far as the blobs that's a matter of tuning your retraction settings or if your slicer allows for coasting that would help also. To counteract this, try adjusting your retraction settings to add a negative extra restart distance. I'm having some iussues triyng to set the right value for the retraction on Cura 15. Beginner users are advised to use the Quickprint View in Cura. Fact – Once filament has melted in the “melt zone” of your hot end, it cannot be retracted. Way less issues also when a small plastic blob gets hit by the head while it prints the next layer (which occurs almost all the time with tall and thin structures). Cura doesn't detect a bridge and just uses diagonal infill all the way. For example, if you enter 0. 5 we got better prints. Retraction is a super useful setting you can use within your slicer to greatly improve the quality of your 3D Prints, but it's very misunderstood! In this 3D Printing 101 we'll go through the. We recommend keeping this on for all filament types, and adjusting the retraction length and speed for the specific. So adding the the retraction value (1. However, the value must not be set too high as this might lead to stringing and cause ugly "blobs" to form on the print. Sometimes they work better out of the box in other programs, sometimes in s3d. This profile may not work with Cura 3. My issue is I am getting a lot of stringing when printing and eventually my extruder seems to backup under heavy retraction and then fails to extrude. The third is the reason I had the fan on - unless the fan is on, you'll get small blobs along the wall (C). Retraction is the pulling backwards of your filament during the printing process. To little Infill: If you have infill that is to sparse the filament can sag or clump between supports, creating blobs that then stick to the nozzle and become clumps on outer surfaces. The print head produces a massive blob 5. When I click on the Retraction Speed Setting it says the following " this setting has been hidden by the values of Gcode flavour, enable retraction. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for SUNLU 1. The supports were perfect!. Print one-at-a-time blob. From reading the simplify3d guide, I know I need to do something with retraction. You might see different results. I made the last test with 230°C and 5mm retraction the retarct speed was 60 mm/s. Luckily this is a simple fix. Quick Tension Knobs for Deltaprintr I'm pretty excited to share this with everyone. 취향의 차이겠지만, 미세한 부분까지 직접 제어할 수 있는 옵션을 제공하는 점이 마음에 들었기 때문입니다. Transform a Chinese 3D Printer in a High Precision Dual 3D Printer. Using Cura Enable Retraction Retraction tells your printer to pull filament out of the Extruder upon travel moves. I use Cura 15. Requires fine tuning of retraction and coasting to get acceptable quality. 24/7 reliability. Ive been using a daVinci 1. What are the most important settings in Cura ? I switched to Cura as the unique front end to print with my 3D printer. colorFabb XT-CF20 is a copolyester based carbon fiber composite material that is based on the unique Amphora 3D polymer from Eastman Chemical and is loaded with no less than 20% specially sourced carbon fibers suitable for 3D Printing. In the case of the image above d=1 is the minimum thickness. PEI surface preparation changes. The Cura software package can be downloaded from the "Our software" section on our website w w w. They replace the plywood pulley mounts at the top of each tower. Let’s take a look at what is PETG, why you’d use it and how to print with it. If there's a document, or a revision of a document that we're missing, please let us know. Set retraction length down to 3mm in the slicer and in the on board settings. Obviously, if your filament is getting too hot, it will freely ooze regardless of retraction or travel settings. The actual retraction of the filament when it reaches the E3D is probably more like 2mm. This guide is a great place to start if you are trying to improve the quality of your 3D printed parts. anyone had any success? I picked up some Tony tpu and cant get it to do really anything. First steps with Cura The slicer provided wit the Scalar 3D printe is Cura developped by Ultimaker and also maintained by the comunity. 2 has some new options like "coast at end" for example. The dimensional accuracy for printed parts is almost entirely determined by the extrusion width. Simplify3D is a commercial slicer and 3D printer host. Also, some of these are Cura defaults - it depends on the individual printer definition. The blobs are reproducible and see again in the same places every time I start the print. Prime tower Brim overlap fix. We recommend keeping this on for all filament types, and adjusting the retraction length and speed for the specific. i started to watch a whole print then notice the printer would stop dead in its tracks (ozze would happen leaving a blob) then kicks back into like. I had set this to. Multi-award-winning products with different sizes and options. The second (B) is the best I could do with the fan turned on. *** ( z seam과 혼동될 수 있는 설정값인데 z seam은 travel movement 전 outer wall에서의 시작 위치를 설정하는 것이다. If there's a document, or a revision of a document that we're missing, please let us know. Official Knowledge Base for the Original Prusa 3D printers. I've recently been researching a lot about methods of reducing the visibility of seams in 3D prints. Flashforge is one of global 3D printing suppliers, offers professional, commercial and consumer 3D printers, filaments, software and solutions. However, the value must not be set too high as this might lead to stringing and cause ugly “blobs” to form on the print. This has been fixed. On Thingiverse, there is the Renkforce RF100 Fan Duct by by Oliver_D, published Dec 31, 2016. I keep getting little zits and blobs in my test prints and now think it may have something to do with the way cura slices the files. blows the air from all sides due to its clever design and 2. Retraction speed : 45mm/sec Coast at end: Off. If there isn't a failed support like NobleTravis said it might just be a matter of dialing in your retraction settings for this type of filament. I am still printing PLA only, will jump to PETG after i can print PLA perfectly. LulzBot TAZ 6 Testing Part 2 - Problems, Printing, Materials and Tuning to perfection. During last month I made tens of test prints and I doesn't found perfect Cura 3 settings which results NO BLOBS :(My current slicer settings are following:. User Advisory This tutorial is a "use at your own risk" type thing. ")) #setting('retract_on_jumps_only', True, bool, 'expert', _('Retraction')). Since I bought A6 (a few weeks ago) I'm trying to get good looking PLA prints @ medium speeds (40-60mm/s) but most of them are ruined by retraction zits/blobs when SEAM is in RANDOM mode. When clicking into the Advanced Settings tab we then take a look at the Retraction and Quality sections of Cura. Half the time Cura puts the advance on an inner perimeter. 2 has some new options like "coast at end" for example. Before disassembling the printer, try to decrease the flow by 10%. I finally completed my own version of the 2020 Kossel and am having problems with blobbing on retraction, especially on retraction start. One thing I can't seem to figure out are these random blobs. Right after a layer finishes in Simplfy 3D, it resets the extruder value “E” to 0. 9 and Octoprint 0. i started to watch a whole print then notice the printer would stop dead in its tracks (ozze would happen leaving a blob) then kicks back into like. That "may" cause some wobbling, but really shouldn't. 3 doesnt allow negative retraction restart volume to prevent blobs on restart of retraction. @pogo1213 said in Blobs and under extrusion with S3D: I have retraction down to 0. Depending on the specific geometry if your nozzle stops at a corner while it raises in Z if your retraction is too low additional filament can ooze out making the corners appear more rounded. If you have seen one of my last instructables in whi. M fan off is somehow obsolete … M S0 fan speed 0 is more appropriate. This page is meant to give a few tips that may help you improve your prints or just be helpful in general. I will try your retraction settings as soon as I get this bed level. The amount depends on how long the Bowden tube is, and whether it has pneumatic connectors at the ends that move a little during retraction cycles. Commonly referred to as layer seams, z seams, blobs, zits, or scarring, the marks appear on prints either in a line or scattered around the model depending on slicer settings. Retraction Calibration Ice Biome Used for calibrating retraction. If you turn retraction off completely then with Cura 1. Every slicer has a feature called retraction which tells your 3d printer to ease pressure in your nozzle and stop filament from coming out between non-print moves. Start with -. I'm using the Prusa mk2s with single extruder and Cura, the material is esun pla+ but it also happens with the Prusa pla so it's not the material, I'm printing at 210° at 80mm/s the retraction is 0. Guidelines, tips & tricks, FAQs for all users. I also picked up retraction clicking along the way too. On a similar note (with respect to issue #2), is there any way to get rid of the little blobs caused by the momentary pause before retraction? Re: Cura: Hiding the Z-seam with the slicer Jelle Boomstra. I am still printing PLA only, will jump to PETG after i can print PLA perfectly. Lok1614, try this first. This setting for me is the most important, set to low layers will not be very thin and also inconsistent. During last month I made tens of test prints and I doesn't found perfect Cura 3 settings which results NO BLOBS :(My current slicer settings are following:. The blobs are reproducible and see again in the same places every time I start the print. With this setting, the build plate will move down by the set value when a retraction is performed, allowing the print head to travel over the print without the nozzle touching it. The Best Print Settings for the Creality CR10 - CURA. Beleave me, my retraction settings are still perfect e. Slide the duct onto the bottom of the fan and use another M2 screw to attach the bottom right side of the fan to the mount. if the blob is at the start of the line add a small neg restart distance. Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts Nov 23, 2018 at 9:38 pm #551035 nadavParticipant Howdy, I recently acquired a BCN3D Hardened Steel hotend (notice, this is […]. (normally run. Troubleshooting and calibration of some common problems with blobbing and stringing for 3d printers. Multi-award-winning products with different sizes and options. ")) #setting('retract_on_jumps_only', True, bool, 'expert', _('Retraction')). 4mm) installed this profile should work. 5mm stringing sanity This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by arnauBCN3D 8 months, 3 weeks ago. Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts Nov 23, 2018 at 9:38 pm #551035 nadavParticipant Howdy, I recently acquired a BCN3D Hardened Steel hotend (notice, this is […]. I've recently been researching a lot about methods of reducing the visibility of seams in 3D prints. (direct link: w w w. I'm having some success with this material on an Ultimaker 2+ The Cura settings you posted work well, especially the retraction values. Buy online with Next Day Delivery. The "Cura Cube" has a perfect surface, the "S3D Cube" has blobs regardless of whether the starting points are on an edge or randomly distributed Retrieved from " https: It can affect smaller detail areas of a print. Maker Select User Manual – User manual provided by Monoprice for the Maker Select rebrand. The settings I ended up with were: - Hotend - 235 degrees Celsius. Hi, i am trying to print out the Spitfire MXIX on an ANET A8 with Slicer3D and the factory files from 3DLabPrint , and generally it seems ok, but i get a lot of stringing as shown. 2, Repetier 1. While the basic print settings are fine to start with, the Advanced Cura settings give you more control over the output. However, a small blob is far less visible and easier to remove than a scratch. 20-2mm of retraction is a good range to investigate. But you can’t just increase retraction length like crazy because you’ll end up with blobs instead. But I see that you have a non-Bowden extruder, so this isn't relevant to you. But Cura was definitely better at preserving the shape of the 2mm holes in my beads. convert slicer generated retraction commands to G10 and G11 commands; convert to and from Ulticode flavor of gcode (volumetric extrusion units, G10/G11 retraction) Then the more fun KISSlicer / Slic3r specific stuff: Inject commands to display the current layer number or percent progress on the LCD of your printer (M70 or M117 commands). 8mm (a good value to start) Retraction will greatly improve the quality of your prints. 5mm stringing sanity This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by arnauBCN3D 8 months, 3 weeks ago. I will try your retraction settings as soon as I get this bed level. Half the time Cura puts the advance on an inner perimeter. Protomaker 3D Printer Was advertised for spares or repairs. Let's take a look at what is PETG, why you'd use it and how to print with it. ### 1 ### Existence existence being entity ens esse subsistence actuality positiveness fact matter of fact sober reality truth actual existence presence coexistence stubborn fact. Transform a Chinese 3D Printer in a High Precision Dual 3D Printer. Posted February 18, 2018 · How to fix printing blobs? 3 minutes ago, yellowshark said: Hmn, I actually thought it was your retraction settings that were probably causing the problem - they are way out compared with anything I have ever used. Unnecessary retractions in spiralize: Removes retractions on layer change in spiralize mode, improving model quality. Make sure you get 1. This setting for me is the most important, set to low layers will not be very thin and also inconsistent. I’ve already dialed in all of my retraction setting etc and no matter what I change they show up in every print, in the exact same spots. It contains everything you need to prepare a 3D file for printing. 75 PLA at 205. 6 as Slicer and print by SD card. I took this directly from the maker select (Wanhao duplicator i3) specific cura so I would assume it would be accurate but who really knows? Travel speed is 150mm/sec. Marlin is a huge C++ program composed of many files, but here we’ll only be talking about the two files that contain all of Marlin’s compile-time configuration options: Configuration. What is the best Cura infill pattern to use with MPCPC parts? I’m thinking here “strongest part for least weight”. The filament comes out of the nozzle and seems to curl up onto the nozzle dragging any printing up and into a blob and im not certain whats going on and as to why its doing this. If there is no D field the tool has no drives. 8mm and retraction speed 35mm/s. One click retraction activation. What are the most important settings in Cura ? I switched to Cura as the unique front end to print with my 3D printer. I started with an Anet A6 an get some good results on Printing and thought i am ready for the CR-10. Re: Prints are coming out blobby, not the fault of Cura settings Sry for my late reply. For more on Cura, check out our in-depth Cura guide and Ultimaker's official manuals. This is a super awesome part because it 1. In the case of the image above d=1 is the minimum thickness. Cura는 Ultimaker 제조사가 오픈 소스로 만든 프로그램이기 때문에 가능한 Ultimaker 제품에 어느 정도 최적화가 되어있다. 6 as Slicer and print by SD card. If the problem is your RAMPS board, then this will significantly help your surfaces. Sometimes they work better out of the box in other programs, sometimes in s3d. This one will be quick and easy. I use Cura 15. If you tweak cura to retract sooner, you will run into too much retraction along the print causing all sorts of problems. For example, if you enter 0. I never use it above 40 mm/sec or with layers thicker than 0. ,which is an international 3D printer high-tech enterprises focusing on research and development, production, sales and service. My issue is I am getting a lot of stringing when printing and eventually my extruder seems to backup under heavy retraction and then fails to extrude. Here are my "optimal" "best" settings for the Creality CR10 3d Printer in CURA and in Simplify3D. This will give you more surface area on the bed (rule 1) and longer XY moves more time for the layer to layer to cure. Re: Cura Stringing/Retraction issues Post by oakdesign » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:40 pm As I'm a complete noob with just 4 weeks of practical experience to 3d printing I might explain my understanding of how retraction works and how I think it is affected by a Bowden setup. 2mm layer thicknes. Linear Advance. MakerGear M2: Slic3r Config for PETG Changing from PLA to PETG with a V4 hot end and 24 V power required several slicing adjustments, some of which weren't at all obvious. He looks a bit better, if you click on the image, there's still a few blobs by the left eye This is using Ultimaker silver PLA, so it may desire a higher temp. The filament comes out of the nozzle and seems to curl up onto the nozzle dragging any printing up and into a blob and im not certain whats going on and as to why its doing this. At the downside of not having any retraction. I took this directly from the maker select (Wanhao duplicator i3) specific cura so I would assume it would be accurate but who really knows? Travel speed is 150mm/sec. Slowing down the printing speed can help with a finer, higher quality part. They replace the plywood pulley mounts at the top of each tower. Print Quality Troubleshooting Guide. Read the full release notes for 1. Let’s take a look at what is PETG, why you’d use it and how to print with it. I've recently been researching a lot about methods of reducing the visibility of seams in 3D prints. Ich habe mir auf Grund von deinem Test den A10M gekauft. The Original Prusa I3 MK3S is the successor of the award-winning Original Prusa i3 MK2 3D printer. I was able to pull it off as it wasn't adhered but the blobbing between the stringing has me confused. This software package prepares your 3D model into instructions that your 3D printer requires to produce an object. Most of the time, when unloading filament, the blob at the end of the filament cannot pass back through the filament sensor. 5mm, which worked good on calibration cubes, but on larger prints with a single shell, slight gaps started to show up. IT-Works developed this toolhead for the LulzBot® TAZ around the E3D Titan Aero extruder and V6 hot end to give you these benefits: Lighter weight stepper and components improve printhead placement accuracy and reduces wear. 5mm, the nozzle will always lift 0. My issue is I am getting a lot of stringing when printing and eventually my extruder seems to backup under heavy retraction and then fails to extrude. Here are my current settings Extruder Retraction is checked Retraction Distance - 6. this happens for around half a second 2 - 3 times a layer!!. I thought that a comparison of the code files beforeduring and after the retraction will show me the differences between the two slicers. To enable this feature, click Tools - Open Expert Settings -Retraction, and there is a "Z hop when retracting", typically set at about 0. The best way to get your retraction dialed in is to 1. Adjust retraction length until you minimize strings between the spikes. Protect your part from blobs and defects using the Ooze Shield and Prime Pillar. I'm using the version of Cura that came on the SD card with the printer (honestly not sure which one and I'm not at home to check). This prevents the nozzle from hitting the object or leaving “blobs” or scratches on the print surface. Retraction rate could have an effect on the corner sharpness. If your nozzle is too far, you will notice unwarranted lines while for latter, your nozzle will produce blobs that disfigure first layer designs. The name will either mean nothing to you, or you will have a mixture of impressions from the 3d printing community. What are the most important settings in Cura ? I switched to Cura as the unique front end to print with my 3D printer. 2 LBS (1KG) Spool,1. that was 20 or 25. PETG filament might be your next favorite to print with, we know it’s been rapidly gaining in popularity since it was launched. This is easy to solve however - Cura has a brilliant plugin-system that can turn the Fan on after either X layers or X millimeters of printing. With the rebuilt extruder, a plethora of sensors and the new magnetic MK52 heatbed with replaceable PEI spring steel print sheet we believe that we've developed our best 3D printer yet! This listing is a DIY KIT for self-assembly. A Note on Part Dimensions. The supports were perfect!. after checking everything and find that retraction wasnt the issue. To counteract this, try adjusting your retraction settings to add a negative extra restart distance. I know it has to be software related. It has sooo many retraction commands that it was messing up the print. 2mm shell 0. Hello, so i have the E3D V6 gold version. I’m having some success with this material on an Ultimaker 2+ The Cura settings you posted work well, especially the retraction values. The results were mixed: although the Cura output was somewhat better than the Slic3r output, it still had strings and blobs and was not nearly as good as output that I obtained on the Stratasys Dimension, a professional-level machine. 2, Repetier 1. This will force cura to always retract before performing a travel move. Print speed 60mm/s (Contur 50%,stab infill 80%, Travel 100mm/s) I think the Stringing is not a big problem with increasing retraction and travel speed. But because Cura does not permit retraction while coasting, I get this kind of leakage during the coasting moves, and that causes fine sandpaper effects on thin walls from un-relieved back-pressure leakage. Since Cura doesn’t retract on layer changes, this isn’t needed if you’re using Cura. I keep getting little zits and blobs in my test prints and now think it may have something to do with the way cura slices the files. 5mm before moving to a new position. If you're getting blobs on the tower or part when moving between models, it would be best in increase your retraction distance as well. Otherwise, I was running the standard 60mm/sec print speeds, 0. Slic3r: does slicing software affect quality? Posted on July 26, 2013 by galex49 Over the last few weeks, I have tested the limits of what I could achieve with a RepRap Mendel Prusa using data from Slic3r, and I could not get rid of the strings and blobs associated with "moves" (head movements over empty space). Unfortunately, Cura doesn't have an option for setting which perimeters you print first, inner or outer. But that still makes a lot of blobs. As I only use Cura I can't say anything for other slicer, but maybe someone else will. 75mm PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0. Con's, the main one for me is the fact that I can't use the Bluetooth keyboard, the Android one Sucks big time, hides up some of the things you are trying to change. Now, I have sliced the calibration cube with Cura (v. 5 we got better prints. anyone had any success? I picked up some Tony tpu and cant get it to do really anything. But when I slice with Slic3r, my Steve's extruder makes a grinding noise and forces a bunch of filament out, which blobs my prints. hex file HIC gave me, has very little blobs, but as u know, i really cant open it to check the settings. Within the Quality area of the Advanced section we do not increase the initial layer thickness but we do increase the initial line width to 115%. There shouldn't be as much retraction blobs on your model, because the printer does not really have to retract as it does not have to travel around the object. But I see that you have a non-Bowden extruder, so this isn't relevant to you. Blobs are normally caused because your extruder is no extracting enough material as it changes layers or is moving. The dimensional accuracy for printed parts is almost entirely determined by the extrusion width. I’m surprised to see stringing across the holes in the Cura print, even though the retraction settings were the same for all. 0 mix to use with simplify3d in the tool change area. If there is no D field the tool has no drives. Home the carriages, pluck the lines, and give each knob a quick twist so they're nice and tight. Hey Everyone, have been trying to print the model below but for some reason the blobs and zits are very noticeable on this. 5mm (by BCN) Faults Tagged: oozing 0. While the basic print settings are fine to start with, the Advanced Cura settings give you more control over the output. Since I bought A6 (a few weeks ago) I'm trying to get good looking PLA prints @ medium speeds (40-60mm/s) but most of them are ruined by retraction zits/blobs when SEAM is in RANDOM mode. This is one of the most difficult materials I have ever worked with. 5mm stringing sanity This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by arnauBCN3D 7 months, 2 weeks ago. If there's a document, or a revision of a document that we're missing, please let us know. Can someone help me out with their Cura 3. Retraction is at 4mm @40mm/sec. Minimum wall thickness guidelines are defined as the thinnest that your model can be on any given supported or unsupported walls.