When I last left off, I was going to try a slower speed as a way to get simplify3d prints to come out well, and, guess what! It worked!!
I know it’s a cube, but the surface finish on the top and bottom looks great! Even though I still have some adjustments to make to improve the side surface finish, it printed! The infill was completely full and able to build on itself quite nicely without the weakness I mentioned earlier. The interesting thing is that the Hyrel normally prints at 30mm/s. In order to get a good print from Simplify3d, I had to slow it down to 12mm/s. However, I should be able to increase the speed once Hyrel’s newest firmware is released! You might say “wow, 12mm/s is slow”, but in my opinion, the slow speed is worth it for the improvement over Slic3r. There are two next steps here:
1.) improve surface finish of sides of cube
2.) Try a support material print and start refining support settings within Simplify3d.
As I keep iterating on my settings, I will keep making posts! Stay tuned
John (aka The Mad Printer)