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Ultrafast and economical stringing test

by s3sebastian Apr 1, 2017
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Is this really possible to eliminate like in the second picture? I have an Anycubic Mega, can anyone else here say they succeeded with this and this printer?

very cool. thank you

good test But someone can tell why when printing in Cura, pyramids are printed at different flow rates at different heights? Because of this, the detail is not even. One solution is to enable the “stream alignment” option.

For everyone frustrated that they cannot get rid of the stringing, remember it's not all about the settings in your software, it's not all about the filament, it's not all about the tightening of the belts, it's not all about the cooling, or the hot-end or the extruder or the steppers, it's all these things. Remember the printer you bought is a mixture of all these things and depending on quality of all these parts you will get a result based on that.
These tests are supposed to test the limits of even the best printer, so don't get frustrated when it's not perfect. 3D printing is still relatively new to the mass market and is changing all the time and the reasons for most of the changes is in the pursuit of perfection.

Thanks for providing this! Because it's so quick to print, it's fast, easy, and cheap to iterate through a lot of combinations to figure out what works best. I numbered each one (up to 14 so far this morning) and logged the various print parameters in a spreadsheet. For me, so far, it appears to be all about the temperature... no other change (print speed, retraction, etc.) makes anywhere near as much difference.

I think I'll make it a practice to print one of these with any new filament, just to see if it might need some tweaking.

great test, very fast, unlike others that take 30+ minutes just to see that my printer is stringing.

stupid question: what is the point of 100% infill on such small object considering also that it would increase the chance of getting stringing due to the excessive plastic accumulation?

frustrating. on the bigger models i dont get stringing adjust the distance only causes my model to get weaker. adjusting the speed no go. i get fine hairs on mine nothing as drastic in the photos

Thank you for this thing! Thumbs up to you!

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mine is not even close looking like a pyramid you have maybe an idea why? ;(

I tried everything to get the stringing right but nothing worked.

A brilliant aid to dialling in your printer.

what settings should we change to fix the stringing?

Mine is set in .2/ 40mm/sec, 0.00 z-hop

Retraction distance, retraction speed and even z hop can affect it.

Excellent work! Simple, fast and effective.

I love it ! thank you so much

Thank you for this model. It prints in only 3 minutes and is a great test of stringing on small details. Mine never strings on large stuff, only small things, so this is great for getting that dialled in.

Great idea! Quick and simple. Have you noticed that each material color requires different settings or does one setting per material (PLA, ABS, etc) is good for any color of that material?

I don't have two different colors of one material from the same filament manufacturer, so they all differ a bit regarding the temperature.