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  1. #1
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    Outer perimeter different sizes (Monoprice Maker Ultimate/Wanhao Duplicator 6)

    I'm printing this out of ABS:

    I'm using Simplify3D as my slicer.

    Print temp: 225C
    Bed temp: 100C
    Infill: 50%

    Any ideas on why this might be happening?

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    Engineer ralphzoontjens's Avatar
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    My suggestion is to lower the bed temp below the glass transition point of ABS (100C), and turn up the fans a bit. It can be that you are slightly overextruding and the extra pressure makes the structure buckle.

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    Engineer Marm's Avatar
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    Not only that, but you can see the bottom of the model has "elephants toes", where it is slowly spreading out over the heated bed.

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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    Jul 2014
    Also if you have a tight calibration the bottom layer get's 'smushed'.
    I usually do this deliberately, for things that need extra stick and file the lip off.

    Abs comes into the category of 'things that need extra stick' :-)

    The recommended temp for abs bed is 90c.

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