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  1. I use a cake icing spatula. for items that are...

    I use a cake icing spatula. for items that are more than 10mm tall I smack them with the wooden handle of the spatula. For smaller items I smack them with the blade of the spatula so to goes under...
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    did you call tech support?

    did you call tech support?
  3. rotate the part on the slicer bed and reslice it...

    rotate the part on the slicer bed and reslice it and see if the lines change directions Post the STL file we can understand what the part is. What infill rate are you using or is this just a couple...
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    I use eSun petg all the time .. 230C 70C bed....

    I use eSun petg all the time .. 230C 70C bed. you are away to hot. Slow down. should be at about 25mmS if that on those tiny little columns.

    eSun PETG picture attached
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    The issue is that Penetrating stain make the...

    The issue is that Penetrating stain make the grain darker and and the light areas slightly darker and does not cover it up the grain.. there is no grain here.. The stain may suck into cracks if you...
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    Other things I read while fighting this fight was...

    Other things I read while fighting this fight was to allow the stain to sit over night.. So in essence the stain just dried on the surface.. so they painted it with solids.. I have yet to finish my...
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    It's plastic with some wood fibers in it.. I had...

    It's plastic with some wood fibers in it.. I had the same experience.. Ended up using transparent ink and paint with an airbrush to paint my chess pieces to look like wood. Luck the designer had...
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    with a 4mm nozzle I would be printing the part at...

    with a 4mm nozzle I would be printing the part at a .3mm height and and extrusion width of .4mm
    your first layer should be .3 just like every other layer when the staring height is correct.
    Your...
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    PETG need to have the starting height set...

    PETG need to have the starting height set correctly. What this means is for whatever layer height you are using, you must adjust the Z offset so the part comes out the correct height. When set...
  10. If the tight end is that which is against the...

    If the tight end is that which is against the bed, I would say your starting Z offset is too close to the bed causing the threads to be squished.
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    Seems a bit hot.. Make a test model of a single...

    Seems a bit hot.. Make a test model of a single tower of the same diameter as you finished part but a little taller, print it at 250 then try and break it (you are checking layer bonding here. Lower...
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    Welcome to 3D printing, there are may things that...

    Welcome to 3D printing, there are may things that need to correct for any of it to work well. Unfortunately those are not always correct out of the box.
    From what I understand Prusa has very good...
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    Is a table saw worth it? Is a set of golf clubs...

    Is a table saw worth it? Is a set of golf clubs worth it? Is an iphone worth it? Only you can answer the questions is a new hobby worth it to you? This is not like buying a desktop printer and...
  14. Looks like you starting height is changing...

    Looks like you starting height is changing between the front and back. Nozzle has no room for plastic to come out. So your bed is not level or the tape is not the same thickness. Yes, from the very...
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    I believe the difference in size is more so the...

    I believe the difference in size is more so the fact we are using plastic than the type of fabrication although FFF is going to be more problematic due to the ROUND extrusion of filament which is...
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    No, the more plastic and less adhesion points...

    No, the more plastic and less adhesion points make a stronger part. So for larger items bigger nozzles make stronger parts. I normally use a .3 layer with a .5 nozzle so visually the product still...
  17. having one of these handy works really well at...

    having one of these handy works really well at the final clean up after you get the gob off and in between print jobs to keep the nozzle clean....
  18. +1 for onshape, it will take time to learn it and...

    +1 for onshape, it will take time to learn it and figure it out but well worth the effort. I have not made any gears yet but if you can get a photo and provide the sizes I can give it a try as I...
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    That is not stringing, the extruder is crossing...

    That is not stringing, the extruder is crossing areas that are already printed and leaving marks. This is a normal artifact of FFF fabrication. I would consider that a normal surface for a top...
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    The plate on my Makergear move about .05mm at...

    The plate on my Makergear move about .05mm at 110C vs 70 for PLA I always print calibrations squares and adjust the z offset for different bed temperatures. The change takes about a hour with the...
  21. There are a number of things you need to deal...

    There are a number of things you need to deal with to get a good print with the correct size and height.
    1 Bed level (must be level within .02mm is what I shoot for)

    2 Starting height must be...
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    Well something is coming loose.. and either...

    Well something is coming loose.. and either moving the part (bed shifts) or the extruder
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    I think so, there is com port config settings and...

    I think so, there is com port config settings and there are 2 exe prusa-slicer and prusa-slicer-console which opens a command window, however I use octoprint so not messing with that at all. The...
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    Prusaslicer 2.x

    I have been using Simplified3D for 2 years (ver 4.01) and have been happy with this version. They really mucked it up when the released a very broken 4.1 and seem to be floundering and unable to...
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    Most slicers have a Z offset where you can alter...

    Most slicers have a Z offset where you can alter the starting Z point within the software so you set it to .1 and then do a -.2 in the slicer to offset the distance for the change when hot....
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