1. #1
    Hello everyone
    I have built my portabee and she's great but whilst i've got better settings and smoother prints; i'm still not there yet - some little holes here and there and gaps.
    Does anyone have any tips or advice? I'm drawing in Sketchup, slicing in Cura and then Pronterface.
    Thanks
    Calida

  2. #2
    Hi Calida,

    Do you have any pictures of the problems?

    What material are you printing?

    Do you have a fan cooling the print after the first layer?

    Mark

  3. #3
    I don't have any real problems just some holes and pits in the print; but not throughout just in places (mainly on organic shapes). I do have a cooling fan (although i've jst checked and it appears not to work)....could that be it??
    Calida

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by calida View Post
    I don't have any real problems just some holes and pits in the print; but not throughout just in places (mainly on organic shapes). I do have a cooling fan (although i've jst checked and it appears not to work)....could that be it??
    Calida
    The cooling fan is needed for small parts - if they're not cooled, heat builds up in the part and it melts. The fan is normally off for the first layer and is then turned on for subsequent layers - this needs to be configured in your slicer program if you have a fan that can be controlled.

    This (http://reprap.org/wiki/Print_Trouble...ictorial_Guide) is a good guide to print problems but doesn't have much on blobs or pitting :-( I'd guess it's your retract settings which are designed to stop plastic oozing out when moving the print head between printed areas but I'm afraid I don't have much experience with these settings (it's on my list of things to do).

    Mark

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  6. #5
    Well the problem seems to have gone ; the fan is working and smaller parts are just as solid as others. pretty good print quality except easy to break (compared to the prints from the Cubify at work) . Anyone know why this is?

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