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How to get the models look better

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 16:08
by JDiogo
Hi All,

I finished my first job and I think it was very far from what I have seen.
In the following image how can I avoid the traces of PLA left between the parts?
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Now in the following two images how can I remove the coarse appearance that is observed leading to the model being smooth?
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I used 210ºC for the extrusion, and 60ºC for the bed
Waiting for your help
JDiogo

Re: How to get the models look better

Posted: 12 Oct 2018, 11:25
by tgala
Hi @JDiogo!
First of all, to remove the stringing between parts you can try to increase the retraction distance and maybe work with travel speeds, fans and temperature.
But I think you should work on the print quality first :) As a starting point you can check this post: https://www.beeverycreative.com/forum/v ... ?f=8&t=100

Re: How to get the models look better

Posted: 12 Oct 2018, 23:17
by Mic_Hazelburn
I would say, use less heat and look what happens after that.
After that, you could change the flow to 90 instead of 100. But only If the temp don't bring you any success.

Re: How to get the models look better

Posted: 15 Oct 2018, 10:14
by tgala
@JDiogo, what printing profile are you using? What filament brand?
Cura has had a printing profile for helloBEEprusa for quite a while now. That should be a good starting point.
You can also check this topic for more guidance on the Cura printing profile: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=785

Cheers!

Re: How to get the models look better

Posted: 23 Oct 2018, 22:27
by JDiogo
Hi All, tgala and Mic_Hazelburn
Problem solved, reduced temp to 195 and also retraction of 2mm
thnks

Another question pls
Can I use the 2 extruders to print 2 equal models ?
JDiogo

Re: How to get the models look better

Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 18:26
by tgala
You can...
But you need to make sure the nozzles are perfectly parallel to the heated bed. That might not be easy.
And...
You need to rewire some cables on the printer and that can make more problems than what they solve.

Re: How to get the models look better

Posted: 24 Oct 2018, 21:51
by JDiogo
OK....
Then I'll stop thinking about that
Thnks
JDiogo

Re: How to get the models look better

Posted: 18 Dec 2018, 13:24
by Spahr
tgala wrote:
24 Oct 2018, 18:26
You need to rewire some cables on the printer and that can make more problems than what they solve.
Are there any visual guides on how to sort out the cables on the printer btw, Tgala?

Re: How to get the models look better

Posted: 20 Dec 2018, 11:11
by tgala
Hi!
Are there any visual guides on how to sort out the cables on the printer btw, Tgala?
Glad you ask, we're working on it! :D
There will be a video with the recommended cable setup, it's currently in post-production and should be available in the next few weeks.
It will be posted on the forum as soon as it is available.

Cheers!

Re: How to get the models look better

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 10:07
by bean545
Thanks for the information.