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Problems printing Gloomwood Eyrie

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  • #138383
    Avataraylizia
    Participant

    So i’m having problems printing the 2nd floor of the Gloomwood Eyrie, as you can see on the photos details are falling off and it’s only really this part that is having problems because as you can see the top is fine (photo).
    I print on a Prusa i3 mk3 – I have 2 of them and i’ve tried both printers so my conclusion was the profile settings, but I don’t know what to change to fix it.

    #138421
    AvatarGnomeinbrain
    Participant

    Can you post the pic?

    #138482
    Avataraylizia
    Participant

    I thought I did… I see now that it says” File exceeds allowed file size.” Let’s give that another go shall we.

    #138528
    AvatarMatt Barker
    Keymaster

    Yes, those uprights are quite thin, if the Z is not perfectly aligned they can break. We could thicken the parts slightly to help with the printing.

    #138591
    AvatarGnomeinbrain
    Participant

    I had the same issue when I tried to print it. If you can thicken, I think that would help without detracting from the model.

    #138793
    Avatarp_comins
    Participant

    I concur. (Printing on an Ender 3 using Cura 3.6). Thickening would help a lot. I’m printing double walls (.4 nozzle @ .16 layer height) with an additional wall every alternate layer (which helped with the Winterdale Wizard Tower where the balustrades were similarly frustrating breakage-wise) Oddly the internal window struts which are equally thin or thinner printed fine… just not the balustrades around the edge…

    #138983
    Avatarp_comins
    Participant

    I dropped the travel speed from the stock 120m/s down to 100m/s in Cura after reading elsewhere that may help.
    And it did… until the very top of the balustrades when I had no less than 5 break off in quick succession about 2 layers before they all join at the top.. makes it a little more salvageable than my prior efforts – so changing that setting may help others.

    #141235
    Avataraylizia
    Participant

    Any chance this has been added to some sort of queue for updating the print? I really want to finish this print but i’ve yet to be successful even with tweaks mentioned here – and my Z should be aligned perfectly.

    #142164
    Avatarmikdc29
    Participant

    What print speed are you currently using? The default print speed is like 45 mm/s

    #142211
    Sam CampbellSam Campbell
    Keymaster

    With the smaller things like balustrades, branches and horns, Restricting your exterior wall printing speed by 5 to 10mm/s we’ve found helps the most if you’re having printing problems.

    #142781
    AvatarGnomeinbrain
    Participant

    Sam,

    What profile/settings/filament do you use on your Original Prusa I3 MK3 to print these models?

    #143371
    Sam CampbellSam Campbell
    Keymaster

    Generally with the Prusa, I run most of the settings at 0.2 or 0.1, 10% infill and print with a raft. I haven’t had to change as many settings in the slicer compared to running the Ender with Cura slicer for instance.

    #144884
    Avataraylizia
    Participant

    I finally got it printed – had to slow the print speed down to 35 mm/s and 35 hrs later it’s finally ready to be painted!
    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    #145088
    Sam CampbellSam Campbell
    Keymaster

    Awesome to hear it printed well!

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