I just recently got a printer, supposed to be a Prusa i3 Reprap clone. It came with Repetier firmware on it, and its previous owner had no idea about any calibration. I calibrated X-, Y-, and Z-axis along with the extruder, and now when I print a test cube it comes out with the right dimensions. But, the quality is horrible.

I'm printing with 30 mm/s speed as shells, 15 mm/s as infill, infill percentage is above 60 %. I've tried everything I can think of, including suffering a temperature tower (which came out just wrong). What am I missing?

failed print 1
[failed print 2][2]

  • $\begingroup$ Looks like it is printed way too hot, what is the temperature setting? I'm curious what the real temperature of extrusion was. $\endgroup$
    – 0scar
    Apr 18 '21 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ I used 200 for this. 8th image in the below link is my attempt at a temperature tower from 220 to 180 in 450 layers. imgur.com/a/zHI6TpO $\endgroup$ Apr 18 '21 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ How did you "calibrate" those? Hopefully not by measuring printed parts? $\endgroup$
    – towe
    Apr 22 '21 at 11:53
  • $\begingroup$ By using G1 and measuring the distance travelled with a caliper really. I'm familiar with their internal firmware. By the way, problem has been solved. What the seller advertised & I thought was a 0.4mm nozzle. In reality, it was so beat up that it was 1.2mm. New nozzle & everything works great. $\endgroup$ Apr 23 '21 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ For the community, could you turn you comment with the solution into an answer? That way, others will benefit from both your problem, and your solution. $\endgroup$
    – cmm
    Jul 16 '21 at 17:20

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