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"Fuzzy" prints

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:53 am
by Scolaro
I put together the Geeetech Prusa i3 Pro W in the last couple of days and got it to run, with some fiddling and the help of the support team (thank you, guys!).
While it finally prints stuff the quality is...fuzzy.

First I printed out a small coin I found on Thingiverse so I wouldn't waste too much filament during the testing phase and improved the quality gradually, but eventually just went for the bench boat. Suppose it was a bit too early, because my version of the plucky little boat looks like the ghost ship in a horror movie (see photo).

Filament: Geeetech PLA, 1.75
200°C - extruder temperature
80°C - bed temperature
0,4 mm - nozzle size
50% - infill density
grid pattern

How do I get the walls and everything as nice and smooth as others do?
It's probably just one of the many options I haven't tried yet, but maybe someone more experienced can point me in the right direction.

By the way, the coins look similarly fuzzy on the upper side while the one on the heating bed is of course fine. (Weirdly, the lower I go with the quality the better the result for them.)
Not sure if it matters, but for some reason when the first layer and also the skirt are being printed the filament looks white/transparent, like glue. At some point the colour comes out.

Re: "Fuzzy" prints

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:04 pm
by Scolaro
I found a solution!
After a while I figured out that the results were better with extruder temp at 220°C and bed temp at 60°.
Then I switched to Cura (instead of Easy Print 3D) and voilà - the end result was fantastic compared to the earlier ones. Smooth surfaces, no more fuzzy appearance.

The past 30 minutes I did nothing but watch the printer finish up another benchy boat. Just because you know how it's done, it's no less magical...

Happy Easter, everyone!