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timyoungenator
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Soliciting suggestions for improvement on my first print with my first MK3S.

First print on MK3S

What can I do to improve this print? I'd like to reduce the stringing and reduce the visibility of the layers.

Posted : 04/09/2019 10:45 pm
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
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RE: Soliciting suggestions for improvement on my first print with my first MK3S.

Hi Tim, 
it would be good if we could see the picture...

put your cursor where you would like to place the picture,

then drag a picture from file manager into the text input window, and the window should go blue, drop the file and you should get a dialoque box a little like this

you should see your picture in the top left corner...   in the bottom right corner, select Link to: Media file  and then click, insert into post...

this should result in your chosen picture being inserted into the post, where you want it, and the picture should be clickable by other prople to view a full size image

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 04/09/2019 10:55 pm
timyoungenator
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Soliciting suggestions for improvement on my first print with my first MK3S.

Sorry about the bad image in the original post. Hopefully this will work this time.

 

Edit: [sigh] I wish I knew why it got rotated. Also, I wish there was a way to zoom in to see detail.

This post was modified 2 years ago 2 times by timyoungenator
Posted : 04/09/2019 11:23 pm
timyoungenator
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Soliciting suggestions for improvement on my first print with my first MK3S.

Here's a link to a higher resolution version of the picture on google photos:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QXmdqtPHCJPLbM429

Posted : 04/09/2019 11:27 pm
JoanTabb
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RE: Soliciting suggestions for improvement on my first print with my first MK3S.

have a look at the frog picture above, in the left hand one, you didn't choose the Link to: Media file option,

in the right hand one, (which is your picture,) I did link to media file...

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 05/09/2019 12:02 am
JoanTabb
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RE: Soliciting suggestions for improvement on my first print with my first MK3S.

0.2mm layer height

 

0.1mm layer height

 

0.07mm layer height

 

0.05 mm layer height

mote how the layers become less obvious as the layer height changes (and the build time escalates)

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 05/09/2019 12:19 am
JoanTabb
(@joantabb)
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RE: Soliciting suggestions for improvement on my first print with my first MK3S.

of course you could get an SL1...

0.1 mm layer height

 

0.025mm layer height

 

or use variable layer height to improve the near horizontal areas

like this...  

as for the stringing, try reducing the extruder by 5 or 10  degrees C

regards Joan

I try to make safe suggestions,You should understand the context and ensure you are happy that they are safe before attempting to apply my suggestions, what you do, is YOUR responsibility. Location Halifax UK...
Posted : 05/09/2019 12:29 am
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RE: Soliciting suggestions for improvement on my first print with my first MK3S.

A little basic "how FDM prints angles" might help: shallow angles will have steps. It is unavoidable. Smaller layer heights, as Joan point out so well, reduce the size of the steps and makes them less noticeable.  Layer height also affect overhanging angles.  45 degrees is a nominal do-not-exceed angle for FDM, though if you control the layer height properly, this overhang angle can be easily exceeded. 70 and even 80 degrees is possible as long as you account for the fact the printer can't start a layer in mid air (last diagram below).

 

Posted : 05/09/2019 5:18 am
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