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Layer Shifting

Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:21 pm

It's the first time I see the situation below.
This part was print in fast mode (0.3mm layer) with 100% fill in ABS, using a lulzbot taz 6.
The printer is very new. Around 2 plastic roll were used.
The software is printing over USB.
Any idea is appreciated.
Lao Hu

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Re: Layer Shifting

Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:56 am

Most likely is a mechanical problem - the printer has been knocked or the mechanics got "stuck" during the print.

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Re: Layer Shifting

Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:15 am

Also, check what speed you're printing and moving at. It could simply be that the slicer is trying to move the head faster than what the mechanism of the printer can respond to...….and hence not moving far enough.

Note that there is no feedback from the printer to the slicer if the printer can't move fast enough, then the result is what you have seen.
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Re: Layer Shifting

Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:46 am

Also marlin firmware has some errors.

So normaly its not a slicer problem

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Re: Layer Shifting

Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:25 pm

@Ayres3D, @dkightley, @smoki3, thanks all for your feedback and suggestions. Appreciated.

I didn't check the speed and other parameter in the printer because I'm using stock parameters from some time ago. I hope those are already ok. Definitely, I will check the firmware is up to date.

For now, two changes were applied:

- increase belt tension (in case the printer didn't move correctly due to low tension)
- print from SD card (in case, something happened with the pc/comm/etc...)

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