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Problem with printing wood/wood tiles

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    • #189830

      Hey all! I just recently procured an FDM printer (Artillery Sidewinder X1) that I’m using primarily for bigger things like terrain and boats (printed the Sloop so far!)

      One issue I am having is that whenever I print a wood texture, I get a ton of little blobs/blotches on the top surface. I’m assuming it’s from the retraction but I’ve tried all kinds of settings and I can’t seem to figure out the problem. I’m looking for anyone else who’s printed these before or knows a ton about FDM printing. I’ve gone through various youtube videos and tutorials but nothing has seemed to fix the problem. I seem to have issues on the top layer regardless of texture, but it’s accentuated when there’s wood grain.

      I’ve attached a picture below of the issue (on the plank against the barrel). I’ve also attached my current cura profile (I’m using 4.2.1, as I was told that was a fairly stable slicer).

    • #189950
      Nicholas Jebson

      Hey Ssandulak
      There are a couple of factors that might be causing this, Either its Temperature, over-extrusion or a retraction issue. unfortunately Cura profiles tend to have errors in them when they are uploaded so i cant see what we are working with, but fiddling with those settings will help out.

    • #189955

      I’ve tweaked all those settings to some degree, and it’s gotten better, still not ideal, but I’ll keep working on it. I’m currently printing at .15 layer height (for a mix between speed and quality) at varying speeds, 70 mm/s, 50 mm/s and 30 mm/s, 205 extruder temp, 65 bed. Fairly basic retraction settings, 1mm retraction, 15 mm/s retraction speed (this seemed to help a lot, it was started at 45mm/s as per some recommendations, but I found lowering this decreased the size of the pimples/frequency of them). Also calibrated the extruder, as best I can anyways, so hopefully that’s not a failing point anymore.

      I’ve also been fiddling with combing, to see if that would help things.

      If anyone else has any ideas, I’d love to hear it.

      • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by ssandulak.
    • #190919
      Brian Smith

      I also have the Sidwinder X1, here is a link to a calibration guide that really helped me when I first started 3d Printing.

      Artillery Sidewinder X1 calibration guide

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