Robert Howle wrote:What xy and Z? The more an object tapers in the z direction the more "stepping" will be seen. Remember u are stacking layers. Larger changes in the size of the "footprint" of the next layer will show layering more in the case of your tapered cylinder. Thinner layers help but will not eliminate some stepping lines. Great calibration also helps to a degree.
What I always show to my clients when they complain over some stairlines (when printed in 30xy and 25-35z) is this drawing. Should be viewed in full 100% scale and examined closely to monitor. It kinda explains it all more visually which is psychologically way simpler for a human being, of course if we are talking about human beings here, not robots (sorry Bender, he-he).