Gaps in organics surfaces

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João Ferreira
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Gaps in organics surfaces

Post by João Ferreira » 25 Aug 2017, 11:46

Hi,
How can i resolve gaps that slic3r generates in top layers (think this isn´t really a top layer)?
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MrDoom
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Re: Gaps in organics surfaces

Post by MrDoom » 25 Aug 2017, 12:16

Hello João, that isn't a gap. Slic3r colors the infills in a red color. That is happening because at the layer height you selected due to the curvature/decline of the model it cant resolve those details. The print will come out fine with those red parts being flat so in fact that is a top layer it just colors it differently so you can see where you are loosing detail compared to the model :)

João Ferreira
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Re: Gaps in organics surfaces

Post by João Ferreira » 25 Aug 2017, 17:13

oh..ok..thanks, and sorry to be asking all this noob things all the time!

João Ferreira
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Re: Gaps in organics surfaces

Post by João Ferreira » 26 Aug 2017, 12:42

well..it ends up like slic3r predicted..with those gaps..but not all of them..in some, slic3r fill up the inside with some bridges before printing the perimeter..it ends up nice..
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maybe slic3r doesn´t know how to deal with organic shapes so well..that is a ending top surface with a very narrow angle, so it will needed more than one pass in the same layer, because the estrusion with simple can´t fill the all thing..

MrDoom
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Re: Gaps in organics surfaces

Post by MrDoom » 28 Aug 2017, 09:51

Try increasing the number of top layers to at least 5 (or 8 if using 0.1) so that it can close the gap and enable "Ensure vertical shell thickness" on the print settings on the layers and perimeters tab.

I thought the part you were printing was filled, aka with infill, the printer was basically printing in thin air in those parts, try with the settings I suggested, if that doesn't work you need to use supports.

João Ferreira
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Re: Gaps in organics surfaces

Post by João Ferreira » 30 Aug 2017, 12:20

think that´s it..gonna try with those settings..Thanks!

MrDoom
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Re: Gaps in organics surfaces

Post by MrDoom » 04 Sep 2017, 13:07

No problem, after you try again please give some feedback :)

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