Ender-3 V3 SE - Stringing

Hi everyone :). New here as just started out with 3D printing. I have just bought the SE, and I am slicing it with Creality Print and using Creality EN-PLA grey filament (new from packet). I seem to be suffering from quite a bit stringing and wondered if anyone has a profile that I can steal to improve it? I have done some googling and have tried items listed https://www.reddit.com/r/Ender3V3SE/comments/1887kx4/how_i_fixed_my_stringing_problem_on_ender3_v3_se/ , but doesn’t seem to be making a huge amount of difference and in fact seems to make it worse. Cheers :slight_smile:

Hello @geekydrewbie

Welcome to the Creality Forum …! Creality
Glad you could join us… :+1:

I’m sure someone here will have other great suggestions how to fix that stringing problem…

What nozzle temp are you using…?
Have you tried other filaments with the same result…?
Experiment with the flow rate settings.

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Have you had a look at the Creality Print tutorial? Creality Print>calibration>tutorial then run the temperature calibration, it will produce a temperature tower type thing, run the gcode for that and see if there is an area with less stringing. After that perhaps run the flowrate calibration.

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Hi, I use this with Creality Filament black and white, its from HyperPLA profile to print with 200mm/s, give it a try.

Nozzle Temp: 198
Bed: 65 (I use glass bed)
Speed: 200mm/s
infill: 10% Zigzag
Normal Supports.

[Material]
material_diameter=1.75
speed_slowtofast_slowdown=false
speed_slowtofast_slowdown_revise_distance=55
speed_slowtofast_slowdown_revise_speed_factor=30
speed_slowtofast_slowdown_revise_acceleration=1500
build_volume_temperature=28
material_print_temperature=198.00
material_initial_print_temperature=198.00
material_final_print_temperature=198.00
material_bed_temperature=65.00
material_bed_temperature_layer_0=65.00
material_flow_dependent_temperature=false
material_flow_temp_graph="[[5.0,210],[21.0,220],[23.0,230]]"
material_shrinkage_percentage_z=100.0
material_flow_ratio=100
wall_material_flow=95
wall_0_material_flow=95
wall_x_material_flow=95
skin_material_flow=100
infill_material_flow=100
skirt_brim_material_flow=100
support_material_flow=80
support_interface_material_flow=100
support_roof_material_flow=100
support_bottom_material_flow=100
prime_tower_flow=100
material_flow_layer_0=100
material_standby_temperature=180
material_density=1.24
material_max_volumetric_speed=23
filament_cost=20
filament_weight=1000
material_description=\"\"
material_pressure_advance=false
material_advance_length=0.04
cool_fan_enabled=true
cool_fan_speed_min=100
cool_fan_speed_max=100
cool_min_layer_time_fan_speed_max=15
cool_overhang_bridge_force_cooling=true
cool_overhang_threshold=50
cool_overhang_fan_speed=100
cool_small_feature_fan_speed_factor=50
bridge_fan_speed=20
bridge_fan_speed_2=0
bridge_fan_speed_3=0
support_supported_skin_fan_speed=100
cool_fan_speed_0=0
cool_fan_full_layer=3
cool_min_layer_time=5
cool_infill_speed_slowdown_first=false
cool_min_speed=20
cool_lift_head=false
cool_cds_fan_enable=false
cool_cds_fan_speed=50
cool_special_cds_fan_speed=80
cool_cds_fan_start_at_height=0.5
cool_chamber_fan_enable=true

[Default]
layer_height=0.20
layer_height_0=0.20
arc_configure_enable=false
arc_tolerance=10
small_hole_max_size=6
small_feature_max_length=6
small_feature_speed_factor=100
small_feature_speed_factor_0=50
bridge_settings_enabled=true
bridge_wall_min_length=2
bridge_skin_support_threshold=50
bridge_sparse_infill_max_density=0.00
bridge_wall_coast=100
bridge_wall_speed=50.00
bridge_wall_material_flow=100
bridge_skin_speed=50.00
bridge_skin_material_flow=60
bridge_skin_density=100
bridge_enable_more_layers=false
bridge_skin_speed_2=50.00
bridge_skin_material_flow_2=100
bridge_skin_density_2=75
bridge_skin_speed_3=50.00
bridge_skin_material_flow_3=110
bridge_skin_density_3=80
wall_extruder_nr=-1
wall_0_extruder_nr=-1
wall_x_extruder_nr=-1
wall_thickness=0.8
wall_line_count=2
roofing_only_one_wall=false
roofing_extruder_nr=-1
top_bottom_extruder_nr=-1
top_bottom_thickness=0.8
top_thickness=0.8
top_layers=4
bottom_thickness=0.8
bottom_layers=4
initial_bottom_layers=4
roofing_layer_count=0
top_bottom_pattern=zigzag
top_bottom_pattern_0=lines
roofing_pattern=lines
connect_skin_polygons=true
roofing_monotonic=true
skin_angles=[ ]
roofing_angles=[ ]
wall_0_inset=0.0
optimize_wall_printing_order=true
inset_direction=flexible_sequence
wall_ordering_overhang_angle=60
alternate_extra_perimeter=false
unify_walls_print_direction=true
min_wall_line_width=0.3
min_even_wall_line_width=0.3
min_odd_wall_line_width=0.3
travel_compensate_overlapping_walls_enabled=true
travel_compensate_overlapping_walls_0_enabled=true
travel_compensate_overlapping_walls_x_enabled=true
wall_min_flow=0
wall_min_flow_retract=false
fill_perimeter_gaps=everywhere
filter_out_tiny_gaps=true
fill_outline_gaps=true
single_extrusion_walls=false
single_wall_model=false
max_part_outline_num=1000
initial_layer_reserve=0
z_offset=0
xy_offset=0
xy_offset_layer_0=0
z_seam_type=sharpest_corner
z_seam_position=back
z_seam_x=110.0
z_seam_y=220.0
z_seam_relative=true
z_seam_corner=z_seam_corner_inner
skin_no_small_gaps_heuristic=false
skin_outline_count=1
ironing_enabled=false
ironing_only_highest_layer=false
ironing_pattern=concentric
ironing_monotonic=false
ironing_line_spacing=0.1
ironing_flow=10.0
ironing_inset=0.08
speed_ironing=66.67
acceleration_ironing=3000
jerk_ironing=20
skin_overlap=15
skin_overlap_mm=0.07
change_color=false
change_color_mode=back_list
first_change_color=0
second_change_color=0
third_change_color=0
infill_extruder_nr=-1
infill_sparse_density=10
infill_line_distance=4.50
infill_pattern=zigzag
zig_zaggify_infill=false
connect_infill_polygons=false
infill_angles=[]
infill_offset_x=0
infill_offset_y=0
infill_randomize_start_location=false
infill_multiplier=1
infill_step_layers=1
infill_wall_line_count=0
sub_div_rad_add=0.4
infill_overlap=30.00
infill_overlap_mm=0.14
infill_wipe_dist=0
infill_has_default_inset=false
infill_combination=false
infill_sparse_thickness=0.20
gradual_infill_steps=0
gradual_infill_step_height=1.5
infill_before_walls=false
min_infill_area=30
infill_support_enabled=false
infill_support_angle=40
skin_preshrink=0.8
top_skin_preshrink=0.8
bottom_skin_preshrink=1.2
expand_skins_expand_distance=0.8
top_skin_expand_distance=0.8
bottom_skin_expand_distance=0.8
max_skin_angle_for_expansion=90
min_skin_width_for_expansion=0
skin_edge_support_thickness=0
skin_edge_support_layers=0
special_narrow_area_concentric_infill=false
material_shrinkage_percentage_x=100.0
material_shrinkage_percentage_y=100.0
speed_print=200.00
speed_infill=200.00
speed_wall_0=100.00
speed_wall_x=100.00
speed_roofing=100.00
speed_topbottom=100.00
speed_support=200.00
speed_support_infill=200.00
speed_support_interface=133.33
speed_support_roof=133.33
speed_support_bottom=133.33
speed_prime_tower=200.00
speed_travel=150
speed_print_layer_0=30
speed_travel_layer_0=18.75
skirt_brim_speed=25
speed_z_hop=10
speed_slowdown_layers=2
power_slowdown_layers=12
speed_min_travel_speed_length=1.0
set_wall_overhang_grading=true
wall_overhang_speed_1=0
wall_overhang_speed_2=50.00
wall_overhang_speed_3=35.00
wall_overhang_speed_4=10.00
acceleration_enabled=true
acceleration_print=2500
acceleration_infill=2500
acceleration_wall=2000
acceleration_wall_0=1000
acceleration_wall_x=2000
acceleration_roofing=2500
acceleration_topbottom=2500
acceleration_support=2000
acceleration_support_infill=2000
acceleration_support_interface=2000
acceleration_support_roof=2000
acceleration_support_bottom=2000
acceleration_prime_tower=2000
acceleration_travel=2500
acceleration_print_layer_0=500
acceleration_travel_layer_0=500
acceleration_skirt_brim=500
acceleration_breaking_enable=false
acceleration_breaking=50
jerk_enabled=false
jerk_print=8
jerk_infill=20
jerk_wall=20
jerk_wall_0=20
jerk_wall_x=20
jerk_roofing=20
jerk_topbottom=20
jerk_support=8
jerk_support_infill=8
jerk_support_interface=8
jerk_support_roof=8
jerk_support_bottom=8
jerk_prime_tower=20
jerk_travel=8
jerk_layer_0=8
jerk_print_layer_0=20
jerk_travel_layer_0=20
jerk_skirt_brim=20
acceleration_limit_mess_enable=false
acceleration_limit_mess="[[0.5,1.0,100,6000],[1.0,1.5,80,5500],[1.5,2.0,60,5000]]"
speed_limit_to_height_enable=false
speed_limit_to_height="[[100,150,100,6000],[150,200,80,5500],[200,250,60,5000]]"
support_enable=true
support_tree_enable=false
support_structure=normal
support_tree_angle=40
support_tree_branch_distance=1
support_tree_top_rate=10
support_tree_branch_diameter=2
support_tree_max_diameter=15
support_tree_branch_diameter_angle=5
support_tree_collision_resolution=0.4
support_extruder_nr=0
support_infill_extruder_nr=0
support_extruder_nr_layer_0=0
support_interface_extruder_nr=0
support_roof_extruder_nr=0
support_bottom_extruder_nr=0
support_type=everywhere
support_angle=60
support_pattern=zigzag
support_wall_count=0
zig_zaggify_support=false
support_connect_zigzags=true
support_infill_rate=10.00
support_line_distance=4.20
support_initial_layer_line_distance=4.20
support_infill_angles=[ ]
support_brim_enable=false
support_brim_width=6.0
support_brim_line_count=15
support_z_distance=0.2
support_top_distance=0.2
support_bottom_distance=0.4
support_xy_distance=0.8
support_xy_overrides_z=xy_overrides_z
support_xy_distance_overhang=0.2
support_bottom_stair_step_height=0.3
support_bottom_stair_step_width=5.0
support_join_distance=2.0
support_offset=0.0
support_infill_sparse_thickness=0.2
gradual_support_infill_steps=0
gradual_support_infill_step_height=1
minimum_support_area=1.0
support_interface_enable=true
support_roof_enable=true
support_bottom_enable=true
support_interface_height=0.8
support_roof_height=0.60
support_bottom_height=1
support_interface_skip_height=0.15
support_interface_density=33.3
support_roof_density=30.00
support_roof_line_distance=1.33
support_bottom_density=33.3
support_bottom_line_distance=1.2
support_interface_pattern=zigzag
support_roof_pattern=lines
support_bottom_pattern=lines
minimum_interface_area=10
minimum_roof_area=10
minimum_bottom_area=10
support_interface_offset=0.0
support_roof_offset=0.0
support_bottom_offset=0.0
support_interface_angles=[ ]
support_roof_angles=[ ]
support_bottom_angles=[ ]
support_fan_enable=false
support_use_towers=false
support_tower_diameter=3.0
support_tower_maximum_supported_diameter=3.0
support_tower_roof_angle=65
support_mesh_drop_down=true
support_mesh_clip=false
prime_blob_enable=false
extruder_prime_pos_x=0
extruder_prime_pos_y=0
adhesion_type=autobrim
raft_base_extruder_nr=0
raft_interface_extruder_nr=0
raft_surface_extruder_nr=0
skirt_line_count=1
skirt_gap=3
skirt_brim_minimal_length=250
brim_width=8.0
brim_line_count=20
brim_gap=0
brim_replaces_support=false
brim_outside_only=true
raft_init_layer_num=1
raft_top_layer_num=2
raft_init_flow_ratio=110
raft_margin=10
raft_smoothing=5
raft_airgap=0.25
layer_0_z_overlap=0.13
raft_surface_layers=2
raft_surface_thickness=0.15
raft_surface_line_spacing=0.4
raft_interface_thickness=0.23
raft_interface_line_width=0.7
raft_interface_line_spacing=0.9
raft_base_thickness=0.24
raft_base_line_width=0.8
raft_base_line_spacing=1.6
raft_speed=40
raft_surface_speed=25
raft_interface_speed=25
raft_base_speed=20
raft_acceleration=3000
raft_surface_acceleration=3000
raft_interface_acceleration=3000
raft_base_acceleration=3000
raft_jerk=20
raft_surface_jerk=20
raft_interface_jerk=20
raft_base_jerk=20
raft_fan_speed=0
raft_surface_fan_speed=0
raft_interface_fan_speed=0
raft_base_fan_speed=0
prime_tower_enable=false
prime_tower_type=single
prime_tower_size=20
prime_tower_min_volume=12
prime_tower_position_x=20
prime_tower_position_y=20
prime_tower_wipe_enabled=true
prime_tower_brim_enable=false
ooze_shield_enabled=false
ooze_shield_angle=60
ooze_shield_dist=2
meshfix_union_all=true
meshfix_union_all_remove_holes=false
meshfix_extensive_stitching=false
meshfix_keep_open_polygons=false
multiple_mesh_overlap=0.15
carve_multiple_volumes=true
alternate_carve_order=true
remove_empty_first_layers=true
meshfix_maximum_resolution=0.25
meshfix_maximum_travel_resolution=0.19
meshfix_maximum_deviation=0.05
print_sequence=all_at_once
infill_mesh=false
infill_mesh_order=0
cutting_mesh=false
mold_enabled=false
mold_width=5
mold_roof_height=0.5
mold_angle=40
support_mesh=false
anti_overhang_mesh=false
magic_mesh_surface_mode=normal
magic_spiralize=false
smooth_spiralized_contours=true
relative_extrusion=false
belt_enable=false
special_object_cancel=false
special_exact_flow_enable=false
zadjust_enable=false
gcode_offset_zadjust=-0.05
coasting_enable=false
coasting_volume=0.064
coasting_speed=90
coasting_min_volume=0.8
slicing_tolerance=middle
slice_accelerate_enabled=false
infill_enable_travel_optimization=false
minimum_polygon_circumference=1.0
support_skip_some_zags=false
support_skip_zag_per_mm=20
support_zag_skip_count=5
draft_shield_enabled=false
draft_shield_dist=10
draft_shield_height_limitation=full
draft_shield_height=10
conical_overhang_enabled=false
conical_overhang_angle=50
cross_infill_pocket_size=4.50
spaghetti_infill_enabled=false
spaghetti_infill_stepped=true
spaghetti_max_infill_angle=10
spaghetti_max_height=2.0
spaghetti_inset=0.2
spaghetti_flow=100
spaghetti_infill_extra_volume=20
support_conical_enabled=false
support_conical_angle=30
support_conical_min_width=5.0
magic_fuzzy_skin_enabled=false
magic_fuzzy_skin_outside_only=false
magic_fuzzy_skin_thickness=0.3
magic_fuzzy_skin_point_density=1.25
magic_fuzzy_skin_point_dist=0.8
flow_rate_max_extrusion_offset=0
flow_rate_extrusion_offset_factor=100
wireframe_enabled=false
wireframe_height=3
wireframe_roof_inset=3
wireframe_printspeed=5
wireframe_printspeed_bottom=5
wireframe_printspeed_up=5
wireframe_printspeed_down=5
wireframe_printspeed_flat=5
wireframe_flow=100
wireframe_flow_connection=100
wireframe_flow_flat=100
wireframe_top_delay=0
wireframe_bottom_delay=0
wireframe_flat_delay=0.1
wireframe_up_half_speed=0.3
wireframe_top_jump=0.6
wireframe_fall_down=0.5
wireframe_drag_along=0.6
wireframe_strategy=compensate
wireframe_straight_before_down=20
wireframe_roof_fall_down=2
wireframe_roof_drag_along=0.8
wireframe_roof_outer_delay=0.2
wireframe_nozzle_clearance=1
adaptive_layer_height_enabled=false
adaptive_layer_height_variation=0.04
adaptive_layer_height_variation_step=0.04
adaptive_layer_height_threshold=0.2
wall_overhang_angle=90
wall_overhang_speed_factor=100
wall_hole_speed_factor=100
clean_between_layers=false
max_extrusion_before_wipe=10
wipe_retraction_enable=true
wipe_retraction_amount=5
wipe_retraction_extra_prime_amount=0
wipe_retraction_speed=45
wipe_retraction_retract_speed=45
wipe_retraction_prime_speed=45
wipe_pause=0
wipe_hop_enable=true
wipe_hop_amount=1
wipe_hop_speed=10
wipe_brush_pos_x=100
wipe_repeat_count=5
wipe_move_distance=20
special_slope_slice_angle=0
special_slope_slice_axis=Y
klipper_time_estimate_enable=true
special_travelFlow_enable=false
special_advance_enable=false
special_mold_evacuation=false
special_mold_high_option=false
special_mold_No_bottom=false
special_dynamic_point_flow=false
special_dynamic_point_flow_angle=45
special_dynamic_point_flow_factor=100

[Extruder]
line_width=0.42
wall_line_width_0=0.42
wall_line_width_x=0.45
skin_line_width=0.42
roofing_line_width=0.42
infill_line_width=0.45
skirt_brim_line_width=0.42
support_line_width=0.42
initial_layer_line_width_factor=110
initial_layer_line_width=0.46
retraction_enable=true
wall_0_wipe_dist=2
before_wipe_retraction_amount_percent=0
retract_at_layer_change=true
retraction_amount=1.2
retraction_speed=30
retraction_retract_speed=30
retraction_prime_speed=30
retraction_extra_prime_amount=0
retraction_min_travel=2.00
retraction_count_max=100
retraction_extrusion_window=0.80
limit_support_retractions=true
retraction_combing=off
retraction_combing_max_distance=30
retraction_during_traveling=false
travel_retract_before_outer_wall=true
travel_avoid_other_parts=true
travel_avoid_supports=true
travel_avoid_distance=0.625
layer_start_x=0.0
layer_start_y=0.0
retraction_hop_enabled=true
retraction_hop_only_when_collides=true
retraction_hop=0.4
retraction_hop_type=trapezoidalleft
retraction_hop_after_extruder_switch=true
retraction_hop_after_extruder_switch_height=1
raft_surface_line_width=0.4

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Hi and thankyou :). I have tried a few, but usually 195-200 as the EN-PLA states to use 195-220. I tried the sample filament and that did the same thing, but so far only the small sample that came with it and the new roll I bought.

Haven’t played with the flow rates yet.

Ah ok thanks will check that out :slight_smile:

Thanks will try it out

Thanks for the tip on calibration, think I am starting to improve things after that. I had “assumed” that the machines auto setting functions and default profiles for this printer would mean it would be perfect out of the box (especially by sticking with all Creality bits). After some z-offset adjustment and after the temp tower (best looked like 220c) it has reduced the stringing. Still some, but a reduction.

Hey man same boat as you, no matter how much I auto/manual level and Z Offset different slicers. Cannot get rid of my stringing.

I meant to update my post on this. As well as adjusting the flow I also dried out the filament and since then (I think it was the drying that did the most) there has hardly been any stringing. I adjusted my flow to 94% (after calibration) and dried the filament for a few hours just using the heat bed and a box. Hope that helps

Hi, I found a great YouTube video about this issue.
His fixes seem to work well.