Printing question - Flat Surfaces

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mdivancic
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Printing question - Flat Surfaces

Post by mdivancic » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:39 pm

When I print models with flat tops the surface is not smooth but has a pattern in it. I've seen prints from other printers and the tops look smooth. Any advise to get a smooth top surface?

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Mike
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Re: Printing question - Flat Surfaces

Post by ritmopat » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:55 pm

check the iron command in cura

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Re: Printing question - Flat Surfaces

Post by mdivancic » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:17 pm

ritmopat wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:55 pm
check the iron command in cura
OK, how come this setting is hidden. I couldn't find it in any of the setting advanced options, but when you search for Iron the setting is available and can be adjusted. What's the reason for this?

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Mike
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Mike

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Re: Printing question - Flat Surfaces

Post by ritmopat » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:23 pm

you have to click the little gear to open the commands window then click iron to have it show .... I believe....
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Re: Printing question - Flat Surfaces

Post by mdivancic » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:36 pm

ritmopat wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:23 pm
you have to click the little gear to open the commands window then click iron to have it show .... I believe....
Did that, fairly straight forward. Not visible. Only shows up when I search for it using the search command above the advance settings.

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Mike
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Mike

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Re: Printing question - Flat Surfaces

Post by Brent.I » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:19 am

mdivancic wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Only shows up when I search for it using the search command above the advance settings.
Some of the settings are hidden by default. To configure which ones are visible by default, go to Settings > Configure Setting Visibility >

You can then selection which ones you want to see, or can select all in the top left corner.

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Re: Printing question - Flat Surfaces

Post by mdivancic » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:53 pm

Cool, thanks!

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Mike
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Re: Printing question - Flat Surfaces

Post by mdivancic » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:51 pm

New flat surface question. If I print something like a cube the vertical surfaces are wavey, they show some offset in the x and or y direction. Is there an adjustment I can make to tighten this up. I'm running a mini 1.4 version, stock.

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Mike
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Mike

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Re: Printing question - Flat Surfaces

Post by piercet » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:17 pm

mdivancic wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:51 pm
New flat surface question. If I print something like a cube the vertical surfaces are wavey, they show some offset in the x and or y direction. Is there an adjustment I can make to tighten this up. I'm running a mini 1.4 version, stock.

Regards,
Mike
With your printer cold, move the nozzle out into the middle of the frame so you can get at it. Now try moving it forward and back and side to side. If there is any movement play at all, adjust your bearing blocks and tighten screws and shim parts as needed until the play is removed but the head still moves smoothly. Repeat with the bed.

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