First, I am a bit frustrated at this. I know I shouldn’t be but to be completely honest I just preordered the Snapmaker 2 and have been battling this issue with the Snapmaker 1 now for a week. So I am getting really worried.
I’ve had the snapmaker 1 for about 6 months now and it has done fairly well, at least to my knowledge. Lately though my prints have come out just bad. Some layer shifts and what looks like walls missing.
I’ve started trying to print some tests due to the above and I’ve noticed I get a slight layer shift at the same spot in each test. Exact same (see pictures).
I’ve adjusted the temperatures, re-sliced the model, moved the model on the build plate, and even autotuned my PIDs. Same layer shift, same place.
I am honestly at a lost past one of my linear modules being faulty.
Googling this issue leads to doing smaller layer heights and slower speeds. I already run this thing at between 9 mm/s to 14 mm/s, a whole lot slower than anything else I see online. There is already a thread about this where they just lowered the speed to something like 40 mm/s. Which just blows my mind, if I printed anything at that speed it would not be recognizable.
Reddit told me to tighten the belts on the printer. Well this printer doesn’t use belts. And why would it always happen at the same spot if the belt was loose?
Please I am begging for anyone to help me on this. I’ve had so much fun with this product and I am so excited for the next one. But I can’t justify it if things go wrong mechanically in less than a year.
I use Cura to slice and Octopi to upload to the printer.