so I have my Artisan for about 3 weeks now. However It did not take long for me to find out about the “heat creep” problems that almost everyone has (yes, some don’t have it, most likely because their prints take between 2-5 hours maybe)
I only bought the Artisan because of its big volume with 400x400x400 (single extruder at least).
However, I could not finish one single print that’s over 5 hours.
The filament ALWAYS grinds away after some time.
I already used thermal paste on the heat break to improve heat dissipation, but it did not help. I feel like this product was never thoroughly tested before shipment…
I can’t get the “workaround-wedge” to fit in, if I try to force it in, something will definitely break. Also I inspected the print head after each failed print, and the extruders were never lose.
Some users suggested leaving the enclosure open - which is not a solution, especially when printing ABS or similar filaments - also, I even tried it, and it didn’t help that much with long prints.
Installing a secondary fan on the print head “door” is also a heavy modification which should not be necessary.
Are there people in here that actually fixed their issues with solutions that a reversible and reasonable?
Did I receive a bad print head?
→ Filament is dry and brand new, No difference, PLA or PETG from Snapmaker, Eryone, DASFILAMENT or others - no difference, same problem.
→ no problems on ANY OTHER of my printers, from cheap to not so cheap, the snapmaker is the only printer with massive problems.
- Retraction was reduced even further than factory settings in luban.
Right now, the printer is useless:
- Prints small prints fine
5 hour<10 hour prints are a 50/50 chance but only if i leave the door open
10 hour prints will always fail, no matter what
And all of this WITHOUT dual extrusion, which even increases the frequency of the problems, according to other posts I saw.