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by Kmxsoft
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Thicker layer offset
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: Thicker layer offset

Cura is a good option and I know it has the config you need. I would try to figure out why it won't work. However I had problems with Cura 15 - so I suggest you try Cura v2:

https://ultimaker.com/en/blog/50492-int ... ra-27-beta
by Kmxsoft
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Thicker layer offset
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: Thicker layer offset

Looks like you might be over-extruding - you are squishing more filament than is necessary to fill a space, and this leaves blobs on the finishrf print. Print a cube 20mm x 20mm x 20mm at 100% infill. If the cube is bloated you are over-extruding. If it is looking like it needs action from biafra (i...
by Kmxsoft
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Thicker layer offset
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: Thicker layer offset

You might find that infill of 8% would be good for most prints. 15% and above is a bit too highand needed for parts which are subject to weight or stress.
by Kmxsoft
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Thicker layer offset
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: Thicker layer offset

Try bed temp of 70 degrees and nozzle 230 degrees - the latter is probably OTT for PLA so you will probably adjust it downwards after the trial. PLA at 230 might be too runny, you'll probably have stringing. Bed temp of 70 is okay for PLA, though 60 is probably likely. Your current temps are too low.
by Kmxsoft
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Thicker layer offset
Replies: 20
Views: 338

Re: Thicker layer offset

Sounds a bit odd. Layer shifting COULD be due to print temperature, where if the bottom layer sets cold before the next layer then layer 1+ could "drag" as it prints the higher layers. Might not work but try setting a higher bed temperature, which should reduce the cooling during printing. And raise...
by Kmxsoft
Thu May 31, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Is this printer ok for first time?
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Is this printer ok for first time?

Good printer so don't be put off by specification.
by Kmxsoft
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Newbie fan problem
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Newbie fan problem

Not sure of your printer type, however if it's like the Creality CR-10 then that front fan is vital, otherwise the heat block behind thru which filament flows overheats, and that can cause flow blockage. That fan works 100% of the time and doesn't need to be switched on/off. If it isn't spinning the...
by Kmxsoft
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Slow heating bed
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Slow heating bed

If yours is a Creality CR10 then bed heating is inadequate - this is due to the heating depending on a 12v power supply which unfortunately cannot provide enough power. Upsizing the power supply won't fix that. Changing to a Keenovo can solve this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/KEENOVO-Silicon-Heater-310...
by Kmxsoft
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: noob struggling to get started
Replies: 23
Views: 2130

Re: noob struggling to get started

You may find that YouTube is your friend. There are many videos on there for just about everything so it's worth a look.

Go to youtube.com, and search for your printer type.
by Kmxsoft
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: sticking prints
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: sticking prints

If you use ABS then you don't need any help with sticking. 1) Clean the glass bed with alcohol - the bed MUST BE grease free. 2) Heat the bed to 110 degrees. Tnhis temperature can be impossible with some printers (Creality CR-10 can't get over 90 degrees, or very time consuming. Using a mains powere...