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First print. Any comments?

Posted by GregH105 
First print. Any comments?
October 20, 2012 01:35AM
Cube printed on MakerFarm kit. .35 nozzle.

Printed with heated bed w/ layer of glass and topped with Kapton tape. 80C
Extruder set to 210C for ABS

Using Repetier. Not sure if my feedrates are too fast (using the defaults and it seems like they are for my setup)

layer height (including first) = .35

open | download - Cube.jpg (263 KB)
Re: First print. Any comments?
October 20, 2012 01:57AM
Stop, think and search the forum........
(0.35 nozzle and 0.35 layer height......)
You'll get there.

Re: First print. Any comments?
October 20, 2012 03:05AM
hmmm i have not even finished building my machine let alone print any bits ... but id say that the inability for the sides to come into alignment = stepper drive calibration problem?
Re: First print. Any comments?
October 20, 2012 05:13AM
In case Iceman's response is too cryptic, you need a smaller layer height than your nozzle width, so that each layer is squashed onto the previous one, for a good bond. For a 0.35mm nozzle, try a layer height of 0.25mm. Also check each axis is moving the correct distance; measure that when you ask it to move 50mm, for example, it does actually move that far. The reason I say this is because your cube looks taller than it does in the other two axes.
Re: First print. Any comments?
November 15, 2012 03:35AM
Gonna be a necroposter, but just wanted to say thanks for the informative post droftarts.
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