My name is Pete and I am brand new here.
Quick background… I would consider myself a very amateur user of 3d printers. I use them for prototyping designs of products I manufacture based upon a patent I hold. My company is Reflo Ltd, if anyone wants to know. I am from the Cleveland, Ohio area.
I originally had a wood framed Flashforge. Worked fine for getting basic prototypes together to test function. However, anything bigger than the print area had to made in sections and glued up.
I recently purchased a Lulbot Taz 6. Love that I can print all of my currents needs in one piece… however I am having some issues with the quality of print, even at finer resolutions.
My STL file was produced at a extremely high resolution, since most of my prints are cylindrical and I want to avoid facets along the face.
I am using Inland PLA, sold at Microcenter where I purchased the Taz 6 about 2 weeks ago.
The issue I am having is that my prints are showing steps between layers and an ugly run along what I assume is the end of path in the cylindrical print.
I was printing with the shell setting at 15mm (to ensure a completely solid fill by going way beyond the thickness of my print) I had infill set at 0. Perhaps this is the source of my problems? I did just change it to 1.5mm shell and 20% infill to see if there are notable changes.
I hope that you don’t mind that I chose to come here instead of print a dozen different items with various settings to work out bugs. I figured there is no sense in trying to reinvent the wheel.
I have attached a pic of my last print to illustrate the issue. I’m not sure what other setting would be relevant but I can share whatever is needed. I am just not sure what to share.
I would hope to be able to produce a high quality print for a presentation without a ton of hand work after printing.