I made this piece using freecad. It is made of two revolves, first the base around the z plane and then the hook which is a 300° revolve around the y axis. In the image, it seems as though the head is dragging across the top surface, after it prints the surface layer, as it goes to print the infill for the hook.
The scratch can be seen on all of the top surface layers. Is there a way to print the infill before the surface layer? or for these layer i it possible to lift the nozzle and then lower it at its next location for this specific move.
Or should I just try another slicer? I am using the SuperSlicer.
Sorry to be a bother about this. I used SuperSlicer and their preview and can see that it doesn’t raise the nozzle to add in the infill for the second horn. It puts in the infill for one horn, then does the surface and as a last minute thing it puts in the infill for the second horn.
I changed back to ultraMaker Cura and it does it all in the correct order. Both infill first then the borders and then the surface. Question has been answered.
I started using cura, I haven’t had my printer running for more then a couple of weeks, but found on a cylinder shaped object it left a mark where the seam was. I watched a few of the rotations in the slicer and saw they always started and stopped each slice at the same place. I then moved to superSlicer which moved the slice start around the cylinder and it did not leave a seam mark.
Other than that, I have no idea what am doing. I will look into combing mode.
There is an option in Cura which is able to randomize the Z seam, but it depend on the model, as a z-seam line may be better than having random dots around a cylinder. Recent Cura has additional options to hide the seam.
I strongly suggest to type in keywords into the search field above the parameters. It will show all related options, even the hidden ones.