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First 3D Benchy (ABS) - please comment

by spandit

My wife gave me a roll of ABS for Christmas and I built an enclosure yesterday as my unheated workshop is really cold. With the nozzle (hardened all-metal MicroSwiss) at 245 and bed at 110 (which should have kept the surroundings fairly warm too) I left it going overnight with some models that included a Benchy. Was quite impressed with the quality although there was a strange black blob towards the top - don't know whether this is due to my filament or just some left over dirt working through the nozzle (which I've had endless problems with).

Whole thing feels pretty sturdy and the other parts I printed were reasonable but not perfect.

Printer is a Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus with upgraded Y carriage

3DBenchy benchy wanhao Wanhao_Duplicator_I3
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Monoprice Maker Select V2 Benchy Artifact

by Awesomeguyx

Hey all,

I just recently installed the MicroSwiss All Metal Hotend. It definitely seems to help keep the printer running reliably without the constant PTFE tube flow rate issue. However, I decided to print the Benchy boat only to have the same artifact occur from when I was running a stock hotend. Best to refer to the photos to see what I mean. The layers near the top seem to be rather sloppy and layer lines can be easily seen. I would like to eliminate this issue, but I'm unsure of how.

I'm still running a stock extruder gear as the aftermarket extruder gear will slip. From the two units I've received, I can cause the filament to slip just by holding it back. Could it be the linear rods/bearings not being properly lubricated? I know it's common to upgrade to the 45mm LM8UU bearings.

If you don't mind, I would also like to see what print setting you all are running in Cura. That would be greatly appreciated :)

Thank you in advance,

Paul
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Monoprice Maker Select V2 Benchy Artifact

by Awesomeguyx

Hey all,

I just recently installed the MicroSwiss All Metal Hotend. It definitely seems to help keep the printer running reliably without the constant PTFE tube flow rate issue. However, I decided to print the Benchy boat only to have the same artifact occur from when I was running a stock hotend. Best to refer to the photos to see what I mean. The layers near the top seem to be rather sloppy and layer lines can be easily seen. I would like to eliminate this issue, but I'm unsure of how.

I'm still running a stock extruder gear as the aftermarket extruder gear will slip. From the two units I've received, I can cause the filament to slip just by holding it back. Could it be the linear rods/bearings not being properly lubricated? I know it's common to upgrade to the 45mm LM8UU bearings.

If you don't mind, I would also like to see what print setting you all are running in Cura. That would be greatly appreciated :)

Thank you in advance,

Paul
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Monoprice Maker Select V2 Benchy Artifact

by Awesomeguyx

Hey all,

I just recently installed the MicroSwiss All Metal Hotend. It definitely seems to help keep the printer running reliably without the constant PTFE tube flow rate issue. However, I decided to print the Benchy boat only to have the same artifact occur from when I was running a stock hotend. Best to refer to the photos to see what I mean. The layers near the top seem to be rather sloppy and layer lines can be easily seen. I would like to eliminate this issue, but I'm unsure of how.

I'm still running a stock extruder gear as the aftermarket extruder gear will slip. From the two units I've received, I can cause the filament to slip just by holding it back. Could it be the linear rods/bearings not being properly lubricated? I know it's common to upgrade to the 45mm LM8UU bearings.

If you don't mind, I would also like to see what print setting you all are running in Cura. That would be greatly appreciated :)

Thank you in advance,

Paul
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Monoprice Maker Select V2 Benchy Artifact

by Awesomeguyx

Hey all,

I just recently installed the MicroSwiss All Metal Hotend. It definitely seems to help keep the printer running reliably without the constant PTFE tube flow rate issue. However, I decided to print the Benchy boat only to have the same artifact occur from when I was running a stock hotend. Best to refer to the photos to see what I mean. The layers near the top seem to be rather sloppy and layer lines can be easily seen. I would like to eliminate this issue, but I'm unsure of how.

I'm still running a stock extruder gear as the aftermarket extruder gear will slip. From the two units I've received, I can cause the filament to slip just by holding it back. Could it be the linear rods/bearings not being properly lubricated? I know it's common to upgrade to the 45mm LM8UU bearings.

If you don't mind, I would also like to see what print setting you all are running in Cura. That would be greatly appreciated :)

Thank you in advance,

Paul
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