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Old 03-05-2019, 07:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I spent all weekend trying to figure out why I was getting weird stringing artifacts only to eventually figure out that it was just my slicing software. I resliced in S3D and voila, strings were gone. Some times, this hobby is so vexing.
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Is there a free version of S3D? I might give it a try Also just downloaded Slic3r to try out
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I have s3d and honestly, outside of the supports being easier to remove, I think ideamaker is just as good. Ideamaker is super intuitive to me and once you get profiles set it's really fast to move between machines and filaments.
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I spent all weekend trying to figure out why I was getting weird stringing artifacts only to eventually figure out that it was just my slicing software. I resliced in S3D and voila, strings were gone. Some times, this hobby is so vexing.
Maybe it is a retraction default setting between the two?

I use two versions of Slic3r. The thing that stuck me for a while was using a benchy g-code that was sliced at 0.15mm. My son's machine has M5 z-screws. If you look at the Prusa reprap layer calculator, you see the result is the z-axis goes down instead of up. You can use 0.152mm and it will work. I can confirm that is what it does.

The makerfarm i3v ignores the limit switches after it starts printing also (they are made to start with), which is no fun getting back into calibration.


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I made sure that the retraction settings were identical. I can slice a retraction tester in MatterControl and get only a few tiny wispy hairs. Then, with the exact same settings, get the heavy strings all over my benchy. It's got to be something in the algorithm.

It's a real shame, because I've found myself using their primative tool with increasing frequency (you can add primative to any build plate and selectively designate them as supports. So it's trivial to add braces to tall thin prints or custom shaped supports to overhangs.)
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The thing that stuck me for a while was using a benchy g-code that was sliced at 0.15mm. My son's machine has M5 z-screws. If you look at the Prusa reprap layer calculator, you see the result is the z-axis goes down instead of up. You can use 0.152mm and it will work. I can confirm that is what it does.

The makerfarm i3v ignores the limit switches after it starts printing also (they are made to start with), which is no fun getting back into calibration.


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Well, it worked fine up until the z height got to about 10mm, then it took a step or two back. I had been printing thin parts. When I printed something taller, it would start pulling the part off the bed and making a mess. I tried a couple of times with failure at the same spot. I printed the same part in 0.3mm layers and it works fine. Oh well, that's what I wanted to use it for anyway.
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