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Settings for smoothness and improving prints


#1

ject

just got my first 3D printer (creality cr10) with it came cura 3.0.2 software. i printed my first object, a small box and learned quickly about support and building a raft. my second print came out better, but was very hard to remove from the bed which i tried when the bed was still warm. the smoothness was visually a little rough.
where can i get information about settings to make my prints better


#2

@jMarkE

For Creality Printers there are heaps of videos out there, some general, some specific, for example printing tabletop gaming miniatures. I good Youtuber to look for is a guy who goes by the handle CHEP
https://www.youtube.com/user/beginnerelectronics

Also recommended but more general is Maker’s Muse, by a fellow Aussie.
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMakersMuse

I’m limited to the amount of links I can post because I haven’t posted much yet (anti-spam) so I’ll send the rest of the info in the next post


#3

For troubleshooting tips, one of the go-to guides I use is that compiled by the commercial slicer publisher of Simplify3D
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/

Finally, but probably one of the first things to do, once you’ve squirted out your first few potentially rubbish prints (they will fail for a variety of reasons, which you’ll learn how to overcome) , is to calibrate your printer. This way, when you want to print parts which need to fit together, then you’re giving yourself the best chance that they’ll be close.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Calibrating-your-3D-printer-using-minimal-filament/

The list of links above isn’t exhaustive by any means, but it may give you some focus until you get on your feet…