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by BlueRidgeDog
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: A Strategy for Obtaining Great Prints
Replies: 40
Views: 53615

Re: A Strategy for Obtaining Great Prints

Thanks for the informative post. My desk is now littered with 18 75mm disks, each labeled with target thickness, actual thickness, head speed, extrusion temp, bed temp and filament diameter. I am making test disks now that are sized right, smooth and adhere to the bed. The only thing I would add is ...
by BlueRidgeDog
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: I am a printing noob - advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: I am a printing noob - advice please

Based on research, I will try the Gizmo Dork PLA at 210 and repeat.

There was poor interlayer adhesion and limited output for the pillars. I will also mic it as it is published as potentially 2.85mm and my 3mm setting would result in far too little filament extruded.
by BlueRidgeDog
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: I am a printing noob - advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: I am a printing noob - advice please

Thanks...I never considered a dial runout guage...but that would be perfect. I did run the built in test pattern to fine tune the bed. The part is an in-house item so I have the original file. The part is printing fine, but the support pillars are junk.
by BlueRidgeDog
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: I am a printing noob - advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 683

I am a printing noob - advice please

Otherwise capable coder/developer who just unpacked a TAZ 5. I have printed three octopus. Adjusting the bed each time. Initially first layer adhesion was weak so I raised the bed and printed several bed calibration prints, tweaking each time. Now I am printing a real object, but the support pillars...