Is there any way to get a nice smooth finish?

  • I recently purchased the Prusa i3 mk2. Everything is still stock and I'm using the PLA 1.75 mm filament that was sent with the printer. I cannot for the life of me get it to print a nice smooth top layer. One person basically told me that it will not print a smooth layer, that I bought the wrong printer. Is he right? Here is a photo of a simple design that I did in blender.

  • MatterHackers

    You can definitely get a better top layer than the image you provided. It looks like your are over extruding a bit. If you decrease your extrusion amount or measure and set your filament diameter exactly, you should see improved results.

  • Thank you!

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