I need some advice on printing water tight vases in vase mode. I have 3 printers, Prusa mk3s+, Raise 3d E2, and Qidi X-Max. I have tried doing this in Cura, Prusa Slicer and Idea Maker.
On 2 of my printers, I use a .6 nozzle.
I have also tried using Pla and PETG.
Here is my problem. When I print vases in vase mode, I have a dickens of a time getting them water tight. They always leak from the bottom.
On my .4 nozzles, I usually use a .6 line width. On my .6 nozzles, I have tried both a .,6 and .8 line width. I have also set bottom layers at a minimum of 5 all the way up to 18. I have played with horizontal expansion, temp, speeds and a number of other settings to no avail.
The reason I am trying to do this in vase mode is due to time involved and the fact that some of the filaments I am using are transparent, so the effect is nicer than if I have to use multiple walls. Also, since some of the vases are circular, I don’t want a seam.
Anyone have any advice on what I can do to get this to work?