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foobar
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All my prints have severe stringing

Whenever I try to print things, I have stringing problems

The above print was multiple miniatures at the same time, as you can see the head had to move large distances with no material, leaving behind a string of material. How often and far the head has to move without printing seems to influence the problem the most.

Single miniatures goes better due to this, but still there's a lot of stringing

Other things I've tried so far:

  • Different filaments
  • Cold pull to clean the hotend/nozzle.
  • Printing at different presets (0.05mm - 0.10mm)
  • Increasing or decreasing retraction
  • Increasing and decreasing the nozzle temperature

And combinations of the above. Some make it slightly better or worse, but I haven't found anything that solves the problem

How can I solve this?

Posted : 30/06/2021 9:13 am
Antonio da Catania
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RISPONDI: All my prints have severe stringing

If you're printing with PLA, you can try to dry the spool.

if it's PETG, just get over it.

Parlo italiano...but I'm not an expert....
Posted : 30/06/2021 10:18 am
foobar
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Topic starter answered:
RE: All my prints have severe stringing

It's PLA. I tried printing something with a fresh sealed spool, and it causes the same issue, so it can't be moisture.

Posted : 30/06/2021 6:30 pm
Antonio da Catania
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RISPONDI: All my prints have severe stringing

i personally use a lighter to burn off the strings and a xacto knife to revome the residue

Parlo italiano...but I'm not an expert....
Posted : 30/06/2021 6:33 pm
Great Dane
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RE: All my prints have severe stringing

I have tried to do my first print, the whistle, it started perfectly, and then I left it, but when I came back, it had been all over the place. It looked like a very long curly hair. I just unwrapped the PLA spool, I have the filament sensor, what should I do?  

Posted : 01/07/2021 7:35 am
Antonio da Catania
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RISPONDI: All my prints have severe stringing
Posted by: @great-dane

I have tried to do my first print, the whistle, it started perfectly, and then I left it, but when I came back, it had been all over the place. It looked like a very long curly hair. I just unwrapped the PLA spool, I have the filament sensor, what should I do?  

That's a different issue at all.
Most probably you just have to lower your Live Z value in order to make the print stick better to the bed surface.

Please check the gigantic amount of posts with the same issue 

Parlo italiano...but I'm not an expert....
Posted : 01/07/2021 7:47 am
Great Dane
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RE: All my prints have severe stringing

@antonio-da-catania

Thanks, that did the trick.

Posted : 01/07/2021 9:28 am
Diem
 Diem
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RE: All my prints have severe stringing

It's PLA. I tried printing something with a fresh sealed spool, and it causes the same issue, so it can't be moisture.

You have no way of knowing how new filament was treated before it got to you and certain manufacturers are notorious for poor treatment of their cheaper filaments...

Dry it.

Cheerio,

Posted : 01/07/2021 10:46 am
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