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by Dershum
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PushPlastic PLA on Taz 6
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: PushPlastic PLA on Taz 6

Fair question - and you're right. I jumped straight to 220c. I figured I wanted to know if that was actually the problem, and was in somewhat of a hurry. I backed the temps down to 215c and I also increased the retraction distance from .5mm to 1.0mm (I had reduced it while trying to fix the previous...
by Dershum
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PushPlastic PLA on Taz 6
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: PushPlastic PLA on Taz 6

So far so good running with the higher temperatures, but I am getting some weird fuzzies on some of my prints. Usually I would suspect the heat being too high, or not enough retraction with these, but I wanted to ask if the professionals had any suggestions? https://docs.google.com/uc?id=1DiNougY2z-...
by Dershum
Wed May 30, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PushPlastic PLA on Taz 6
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: PushPlastic PLA on Taz 6

So I cranked up the temp to 220c last night, and finally got a successful print of my test part - which came out very nicely. I frankly never expected to have to go that hot, since the hottest I ever went with PLA on my Printrbot was around 205-210, otherwise it would turn int a goopy mess. Also I s...
by Dershum
Tue May 29, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PushPlastic PLA on Taz 6
Replies: 6
Views: 731

PushPlastic PLA on Taz 6

Has anyone has much success printing with PushPlastic's PLA on a Taz 6? I've had nothing but trouble with it. I used the Verbatim PLA .25mm profile as a starting point (and the sample Verbatim PLA printed wonderfully) but nothing I've done has been very successful. I always end up with the filament ...
by Dershum
Tue May 22, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Graining on first layer
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Graining on first layer

Finally some success! Very glad I was able to finally get this part to print out successfully. Had a couple of hiccups this evening, but I think I'm finally headed in the right direction. After cleaning the hobbed bolt, I re-routed the guide tube. Instead of running it behind the frame and down into...
by Dershum
Mon May 21, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Graining on first layer
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Graining on first layer

So I pulled the filament out and inspected the hobbed bolt. There was definitely a lot of chewed filament on there. hobbed bolt before.jpg I was able to clean it off really well with a dental pick. I also followed the rest of your recommendations - checked the idler tension, made sure the bearing wa...
by Dershum
Mon May 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Graining on first layer
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Graining on first layer

Thanks for the input - will definitely try these things later once I get home! One thing you mentioned checking is the filament path. When I was setting up the printer, the instructions around the filament guide tube, particularly in relation to the toolhead, aren't very clear. What, exactly, am I s...
by Dershum
Mon May 21, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Graining on first layer
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Graining on first layer

Greetings! First poster here! I just upgraded to a Taz 6 from a heavily modified Printrbot Simple Metal that I've had for several years - great little printer, but it was time for an upgrade. However, I'm running some problems on the first layer of one of my first prints. I'm using PLA from PushPlas...
by Dershum
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Considering a TAZ 5
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Re: Considering a TAZ 5

Interesting - so adjusting the z-offset isn't a software function? It's a manual adjustment? I'm so used to adjusting the Z-height using M212 commands...
by Dershum
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Considering a TAZ 5
Replies: 9
Views: 2515

Re: Considering a TAZ 5

Some very good information from everyone. Thanks so much for the input! I would have never thought of the dial-indicator leveling. So it sounds like it's possible just to print a fixture that can be hung on the extruder head to hold the dial indicator during leveling? Very interesting concept - and ...