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M0.6 gear print fail

Alexios Kyriakidis
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I'm trying to print an M0.6 (small) gear using PETG+

After some tests with speeds as low as 55%, the achieved detail of the teeth is not enough

Is there any other parameter that could improve detail ?

Topic starter Posted : 11th October 2022 7:18 am
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I may be completely wrong but I have found faster print speeds on large parts usually works better for the small detail

On small parts no idea really

Probably a cooler material or short pause between layers?

Small stuff is definitely not easy

Or even a large skirt and another piece nearby will give the time for cooling between layers

Posted : 16th October 2022 8:00 am
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Sometimes as Jeff says it can be cooling.

Try putting 2 or 3 copies on the bed at the same time to see if it improves.

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Posted : 24th October 2022 9:51 am
Alexios Kyriakidis
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Thank you for your replies

I tried all of the above without any success.

So I redesigned the gear without the "fillet edge" between the teeth

The result was much better, because the printer's inadequate definition "reinserted" the fillet and the final shape was good enough

Topic starter Posted : 1st November 2022 5:57 pm

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