Just finished putting together my new A350, as an engineer I was very impressed by the build quality.
Just started my first test print. Thought I would print the sample swirl vase. Used the standard settings after calibrating the Z axis.
Was a little surprised to see that on quick print was going to take 17 hours, and 96 if i switched to high quality. But OK…
When it first started to print it created a couple of wild circles but then started to lay down a first layer in straight lines. Left it to run. After about an hour I went back to look to find the base was about 2.5mm high but had come unstuck from the heated base and it was printing wild lines.
Having a good look at it, it obviously has not adhered to the base (key to a good print) and appears warped.
So here are my thoughts…
Base not hot enough?
Base too hot?
Initial layer not hot enough?
Stick on layer (brand new) should have been cleaned first with something like alcohol?
Going to try it again tomorrow, but first wanted to get some input from you experts who I am sure saw this before.
Attaching three pictures showing the weird first lines, the warping of the base.
Thanks in advance.