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Strings between printed objects

Posted by EL34 
Strings between printed objects
March 13, 2016 09:55AM
This is a new problem that I did not have last time I printed multiple objects
(see the pic)

See the pla strings between the 5 objects
It's like the extractor is still extracting as it moves to each object

I don't know if it's the new 1.75mm PLA I just installed
I measured it at 1.75mm and set Slic3r for 1.75mm

Or the new Slic3r I just installed (1.2.9.a)

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?
Is it something in Slic3r settings?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2016 09:57AM by EL34.


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Re: Strings between printed objects
March 13, 2016 10:12AM
Turn on retraction?


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Re: Strings between printed objects
March 13, 2016 10:41AM
Quote
the_digital_dentist
Turn on retraction?

I'm looking in Slic3r and don't see anything that says retraction and is unchecked

Where is this setting in Slic3r
What tab and text?


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Re: Strings between printed objects
March 13, 2016 12:32PM
Printer Settings tab and select Extruder 1, for a single extruder printer.
Re: Strings between printed objects
March 13, 2016 12:57PM
Hmm, check out my screen shot
This is how the extruder is currently set



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Re: Strings between printed objects
March 13, 2016 06:32PM
Most hot ends not made by E3D like more than 2 mm of retraction.
Re: Strings between printed objects
March 14, 2016 08:15AM
I will try increasing the 2mm retraction length and see what happens

What about the minimum travel setting?
Hard for me to wrap my mind around that setting


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Re: Strings between printed objects
March 14, 2016 09:28AM
Try 4mm retraction. Reducing the hotend temperature will also reduce stringing (but may also decrease layer bonding).

Dave
Re: Strings between printed objects
March 14, 2016 09:33AM
Thanks Dave


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Re: Strings between printed objects
March 14, 2016 01:29PM
In my experience with PLA, too little retraction causes blobs not strings, and lower extrusion temperatures reduce stringing. The retraction speed and acceleration may have an effect on stringing too.



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Re: Strings between printed objects
March 14, 2016 01:46PM
I am thinking that it is now warmer in my shop than during the winter and the PLA starts off warmer

I noticed that the printer is coming up to operating temp very quickly right now compared to a month ago

I have not had time to check the retraction settings yet
Hopefully in the next couple days

Thanks for all the help


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Re: Strings between printed objects
March 27, 2016 12:05PM
I finally had time to mess with the printer again

I increased the retraction from 2mm to 4mm and printed the 5 objects again

They came out way better with the extra retraction
Thanks for the help




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Re: Strings between printed objects
March 29, 2016 10:32PM
Hi El34,
Glad you got it working.

If you are interested there is a tutorial for Retraction Tuning with Slic3r, and more Slic3r Tutorials and videos here.


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