I’m starting to get pretty frustrated with printing again.
The machine was running beautifully for a week or two and the past day or so I have been fiddling around with some new gapping that was exceeding previous by alot, enough that the shell isnt connected to the infill.
I had my flow rate set pretty low before, because the flow rate test caluclator said thats where it needed to be, and i must say it really was putting out some great parts.
with that said, now I am running into the gapping i mentioned so I have been trying many things.
My flow rate is back to 100% now, fiddled with overlap a bit (immediate overextrusion, nozzle was getting coated in filament), fiddled with z offset a bit to bring it closer (not much change either way), fiddled with temperature a bit (not much change either way), and finally i at least was able to get one of my swatches that wasn’t falling apart (still isn’t very perfect but it will have to do).
I have successfuly printed these swatches 20 times now. I was having no luck with some PETG garbage (overture brand has to be the 2nd worse filament on earth, next to snapmaker) i had so i went back to matterhackers PLA and i still cant print it
Did the bullshit snapmaker filament (not the spool in the box, the extra spool that support promised me was safe to use) that clogged my shit up permanently fuck up my microswiss nozzle? i dont see how that could be the case, its clean as a whistle, but god damnit everything was fine til i loaded that bullshit up.
So now I was like hmm i want to see a calibration cube now to see how it comes out.
I am so irritated with the results.
first of all, if yet another linear module is beginning to lose steps i am going to be seriously pissed off. i already swapped out three of them, two of them i purchased for spares when i was waiting for them to issue my first one.
support didnt want to give me replacements for the two spares i ordered “they need to do some testing” and that “i already have three new modules” and that i can just use the layer shifting one on a different axis (except then it became 2 and they stopped talking about it)
Additionally, despite all of the fiddling above, why the hell is this gap here under the Z? its driving me CRAZY
Im already pushing the limits of extrusion, any more and i know its oging to start dragging (if it didnt already causing that line) so I dont know what else I can do!
one step forward, 27 steps back - and im about to walk away from this damn thing.
i did do estep calibration, and confirmed it was valid 2 days ago still.
i guess i could stand to do the k-factor test again.
i just want to reprint my fucking fan adaptor that came out like shit because the machine’s cooling sucked too much when i printed it and it looks like shit so i wanted to replace it.