- Dec 15, 2007
Thats fkin sucks man. Looks like under extrusion eh?Was using a raft since the mirrored bed can be quite slick. Print didn't end well though, it curled up BIG time in one spot. Plus the layering looks bad, and the extruder is obviously still a problem.
Dusting on the filament sensor too:
It stuck very well in the 'rear', not so much in the front:
Looks good from afar:
This was the part that lifted the most. Looks like a rough first layer lead to issues later on:
Once I tried to get the print off, but that didn't do too well. This was mostly support material that stuck to the raft, but still a bad sign to me:
Layering looks pretty awful:
This WAS a Hero Me Gen 3 fan shround. I think you're supposed to print this without supports, LOL! So I tried to take the supports off. A few moments later:
The pieces were VERY brittle, layer problems were obvious.
Now I have no real clue what to do, other than revert back to the stock 3d printed extruder / gears and see if that makes any difference. Or swap the gear wheels out and use old gears with the aluminum pieces. Damn I wish I had left the extruder alone!!!!
What bed temp are you using? Have you measured the temp of the surface of the bed , like does it compensate for the glass ?
I use 99% rubbing alcohol to clean my bed before printing, might be something to try..
I would run the PID autotune on the hotend and bed (maybe set the bed at a temp that will actually compensate for the glass reflecting your target temp) then tune the E-steps on your extruder.. at least before reverting to the stock setup.
Heres a pro question, whats the best extruder you would suggest (idler , filament gripper thing)?