This time I've printed some dedicated tests and I sliced them myself. I'm new to 3d printing and this is my first printer so errors may have happened.
Data to take into acount:
Printer: Prusa i3 Mk3 (kit)
Firmware: 3.1.3-245 (didn't dare to upgrade to 3.2 since some people are reporting problems)
Slicers: Slic3r PE 1.39.2 and PrusaControl 0.9.4_415_beta
Filament: Prusa PLA silver, the one that came with the printer. 60º Heatbed 215º Nozzle (first layer, other layers at 210º)
Others: Have Crash detection turned off since I was receiving A LOT of false Y axis crashes
Now, the quality of the prints isn't that bad as far as I can see, only when you look up close. But it's not near the quality I've seen this printer can produce, so I need your help identifying the problems and how I can resolve them. Like I said on my other post, I still lack the knowledge to correlate problem and what can be causing it.
So let's see the prints (all are shown as links to Imgur albums to not oversaurate the forum):
1) First object is, of course, a Benchy. This was printed directly from the presliced object on the SD card. Some strange layer "banding", some denting on the lower front hull and some cooling problems(?) on the lower part of the holes.
Link to the Imgur album https://imgur.com/a/nVru3YY
2) XYZ cube from thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1278865)
It's printed at 0.1mm and 30% infill. Sliced using Slic3r PE with the Detail Pla profile without changing anything, so that is 35mm/s for external perimeters, 45mm/s for other perimeters and 170mm/s for infill.
Dimensions are accurate 20.15 on everage each face (ranging from 20.11 to 20.18 so within a marging of error accounting for my calipers and maybe not so steady hands). I can see some ghosting/ringing and some slight layer
shifting on the Y axis.
Link to the Imgur album https://imgur.com/a/zpzm33v
3) Calicat from thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1545913
It's printed at 0.2mm and 20% infill. Sliced using Slic3r PE with the Fast Pla profile, so that's, again, 35mm/s for external perimeters, 45mm/s for other perimeters and 170mm/s for infill. Only thing I've changed is
Seam position to "Random" instead of Nearest (and the result is PRETTY obvious).
Dimensions are accurate again. Lot's of zits and blobs all over the place and some problems with the first layer on one foot. First time it happens and hasn't happened again.
Link to the Imgur album https://imgur.com/a/lFlUJHH
4) Calicat - Again
Same settings as before. This time though, I sliced it with Prusa Control 0.9.4_415_beta . Set the profile to PLA Fast and sliced it. (So settings should be the same as before except seams this time are defaulted to "nearest" if I'm not mistaken.
No zits this time and no first layer problems, but layer banding (some layers wider than others?), ghosting and small problems on the face and point of the ears.
Link to the Imgur album https://imgur.com/a/knmUJt4
5) Test your 3D Printer! V3 from thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1363023
Printed at 0.1mm and 30% infill. Sliced using Slicer PE with the Detail Pla profile without changing anything. Since there's a lot going on here and I probably don't understand everything I'll let you see the images and judge.
Link to the Imgur album https://imgur.com/a/adudFZi
6) *MINI* All In One 3D printer test from thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2806295
Printed at 0.15mm and 100% infill. Sliced using Slic3r PE with the Optima Pla profile (gives you same speed as the others), just changing the infill from standard 20% to 100% (this changes the type to rectilinear infill).
Again too much going on, although I have to say this, to me, looks pretty terrible compared to the others, surface text is horrible and lots of ghosting on the exterior text.
Link to the Imgur album https://imgur.com/a/18Crv83
Those are all the tests I've printed as of now. I have to say I consider the Mk3 a great printer. Never had one and was able to assemble the kit and do the initial calibration without problems (I was overly cautious when assembling though ^_^)
I guess I just have to do a lot of fine tuning to get it to print "perfectly". With the bundled presliced models it did a pretty good job on some of them like the Buddy (https://imgur.com/a/9iBPjSD) (not withoug problems, though) and some pretty nasty results
like this buddy printed at 60% speed (https://imgur.com/a/snbza5B) that led me to deactivate crash detection
Thanks if you made it this far