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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by collin, Nov 6, 2014.

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  1. collin

    collin New Member

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    Really interesting flaws in this piece. I would love some critique.
    .4mm head e3d v6
    190c
    reasonable speed: 30-50 mm/s
    pla/pha colorfab
    infill about 40
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    What are you looking to fix? More solid layers top/bottom perhaps?
    What slicer did you use?
     
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    mainly the poor surface at the bottom of the curve. would more top layers fix that?
     
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    p.s. im using simplify 3d
     
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    good lord.... after the months and moths ive been on this forum and printing... i didn't really quite understand top solid layers applied to all exposed layers pointed up. ..... lord im a noob.
     
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    Sorry, was AFK ...
    Yes, top layers are top (of whatever section they are at).

    You sort-of have the same thing going on at the absolute top as well -- the layers there are too thin and exposing infill.
     
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    Mark, im so dumb -_- this all could have been avoided along time ago..... i wasted so much filament on a couple of these with higher and higher infill.
     
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    It's a learning curve :)
    You don't see one set of problems until you solve the first.

    In this case the exposed material looked like infill which sort of makes you think you need a thicker shell.

    Happy you got it going.
     
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    collin, I saw a similar problem on my first prints, I found that the hobbed bolt was pretty poor, it was out of center and therefor it fed the hotend not constantly. Perhaps you have one of the same production date, I asked for a new one from Robo3D team along with another order, with the new bolt it was way better.
     
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