Ok, so Lulzbot got me taken care of with my first issue where my print was severely stuck to the PEI plate. To the point that the print ripped part of the PEI right off! They sent me a whole new bed plate and everything free of charge! ECSTATIC!
So I was doing a 10hour print last night right before I went to bed. I wanted to test how good the Taz 5 would be printing the lightsaber extender part from thishttp://www.thingiverse.com/thing:572485 thingiverse print. I made sure the first few layers were good and headed off to bed.
This morning I went downstairs to find, yet again, a horror on my build plate. This time I’m boggled beyond belief. The build plate had been “torn” into by the nozzle. But here’s the REALLY weird part, where the sheet was torn into, I wasn’t even printing in that area AT ALL. My print was smack dab in the middle of the bed but I have 2 holes to the back and left of where I was printing. The nozzle was a good 1/8" below the bed and the build plate was all the way forward. No scratches from where the holes were created to were to nozzle stopped at. Surprised it didn’t crack the plate too. So tell me, how does a print that was supposed to make a circle, in the center of the build plate and print approximately 50cm high get so off center and end up going DOWN?
Now, the other issue was the right side of the X axis was cockeyed, slanted noticeably lower. Could the motor had jammed thus causing some sort of software malfunction?
My software was Simplify3D and my settings were:
MatterHackers ABS White
Layer Height 2.00mm
Bottom/Top layers 0
Bed Temp 115*
Extruder Temp 155*
Print Speed 20mm/s
It seems all my issues I’ve had have been right after I put it into the enclosure I just made for it. Could the heat had been to much for some of the electronics? According to my temp probe the highest it gets inside is around 110-112*F (not *C). I’d love to know how this happened, what my options are, and how to NOT have this happen again. Now I’m leary about doing any type of print that I can’t stay for the entire duration on. I’ve had prints phail on me, but never like this before (granted I’ve only had the machine 2 weeks). Please help me out guys, I’m bummed beyond recognition.