I'm currently trying to print my first usable thing after an odyssey of calibrating.
But now I'm running into a big problem for me: the topmost layer is very rough and not quite presentable.
I doesn't seem to be a problem with my machine (an Anycubic i3) because with Cura the topmost surface is okish I would say. But Cura 15.04 doesn't have an option for XY compensation (which I need because I'm building a multipart thing). And I don't like Cura 2 ^.^
So currently I'm using Slic3r Prusa Edition 1.31.6 and almost stock settings (except for the printer profile and start gcode).
The prints are all quite good - except for the last layer.
Here are some pictures (I hope you can see it)
I already tried to fiddle with the extrusion width parameters under "Advanced" section.
Here are the settings I tried (everything else are stock settings):
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external_perimeter_extrusion_width = 0.45
extrusion_width = 0.45
first_layer_extrusion_width = 0.42
infill_extrusion_width = 0
perimeter_extrusion_width = 0.45
solid_infill_extrusion_width = 0
support_material_extrusion_width = 0.35
top_infill_extrusion_width = 0
And here are the results on some small testparts:
As you can see, there is no improvement.
But now I'm running out of ideas on what to change/test to get a better surface finish for my things.