Hi all! First post here. I have had a Mini since July and have been largely successful with my prints. I am using Cura to slice and running it from OctoPrint on a BeagleBoneBlack. I have been printing exclusively with ABS from IC3D. About two weeks ago I decided to get a TAZ 5 because I wanted the larger print surface, so I ordered one with the MatterControl Touch tablet option.
My results with the TAZ have been frustrating at best and I have noticed some peculiarities. I have been getting a lot of layer separation which I have narrowed down to needing a good enclosure for the TAZ. The odd part is that it is sitting only 2 feet from my Mini, which reliably cranks out perfect prints without an enclosure and using the same spool of filament. I have no issues with the first layer adhesion. In fact, it almost sticks too well.
The other oddity is with Cura. Loading the same model with the same print parameters will yield different print times between the two machines. As much as a two hour difference. This boggles me because I would assume that once the hot end starts the first layer all things would be equal when trying to print the same model.
1: Assuming the environmental conditions and print parameters are identical, why would the TAZ need an enclosure when the Mini does not?
2: Given that the print parameters are set identically in Cura for both machines, why would the TAZ generate a longer print time for the same model?