So, one project I’ve been wanting to do is print a vase that I cadded a while back! Sorry it took me a little while to blog about it, but I needed to find a continuous 28-hour period for it to print (since that’s how long it’s going to take haha). I tried to print it once, but my previous simplify3d settings weren’t as good as the ones I have now! To show the difference:
The red print is the newest attempt, and the white print is the older attempt with the old settings! Just from looking at the picture, you can see a very marked difference. The white print has some gaps and extrusion issues, while the red print is incredibly smooth! Having a printer perfectly dialed in makes for gorgeous prints. Furthermore, when you see the inside of the vase, it doesn’t have any stringing at all, which means I have my retraction settings perfect as well!
The only reason I stopped before the vase was complete is because the power in my apartment went out for a period of time, causing the print to fail. So, lesson learned, always have battery backup! I will try to print the full vase again soon, so stay tuned!
John (aka The Mad Printer)
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what are your prime/unprime settings? As far as I know Hyrel does not use the slicer settings for retraction. I have a lot of stringing now with PLA.
Hi Tobias! I actually don’t deal with prime/unprime or slicer anymore… I use Cura now, which takes care of everything and produces pretty good prints without stringing! If you want, I can send you my cura settings
Hi John, that would be great. Also the settings of your printhead, if possible. It’s not really clear which settings are considered (Cura/Printhead).
So so sorry for the delay Tobias! Life got away from me haha, so I will get those settings sent to you very soon