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from 0.2 to 0.3

Posted by Andreas15 
from 0.2 to 0.3
August 17, 2015 03:53PM

For first time today, I tried printing 0.3. After about 10 layers the extruder motor started skipping steps. Should I increase the hotend temperature to succeed printing with 0.3 layer height?

I increased the hotend temperature to 220°C but my the print was damn ugly. I don't know what to do now. 0.2 worked flawless. I'm printing with PLA

Re: from 0.2 to 0.3
August 17, 2015 06:26PM
The obvious thing to do, if the increased temp is messing up your prints, is to slow the print down. Do you have active cooling pointing at the laid-down plastic? This can help with increased temps.

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Re: from 0.2 to 0.3
August 17, 2015 08:03PM
Yes i have a 40mm fan printing at the print.
Re: from 0.2 to 0.3
August 18, 2015 02:09AM
Hi Andreas,
why does it start skipping at a higher level? Do you extrude to much? Does the nozzle start to scratch across the part?

If not:
check if the extruder gear is centered to the filament,
tighten the filament feed spring,
reduce print speed,
raise extruder current.

Only do one change at a time.
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