My First Benchy 🙂  

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I just put my kit together over the weekend. Selftest was 100% okay and I did the first layer calibration to the best I could. Today I went forward, first with the Prusa logo. The top layer was a bit dissapointing, but then I read that that happens more ofthen with this model, so I went ahead with the Benchy.

I must say, I am not unpleased (at all) for a first print. To see a 3d model coming out of your printer is strangely pleasing/satisfying 🙂

However, the top layer is still off (as was maybe to be expected) and the bottom seems somewhat "squeezed". So, the first thing I think of is nozzle height and that is is too low at this point. Am I right? Please giev me your opinions so I know which way I should be looking at to further improve.

I printed directly from the SD Card and did not alter any settings. I pinted with the provided PLA provided with the kit.

Best Regards and thanks in advance / Greetings from rainy Holland,


Posted : 12/11/2018 12:17 pm
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Read up on the "life adjust" thread for a much easier to use Live-Z calibration procedure.

Extruder Linearity Correction will help with vertical surface quality (salmon skin effect on hull).

Check belt tension for left to right ripples on box.

My notes and disclaimers on 3D printing and miscellaneous other tech projects
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Posted : 12/11/2018 3:34 pm
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Many thanks, I will go through them!

Posted : 12/11/2018 4:21 pm

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