Why is that there are 20 different descriptions of both leveling and setting first layer thickness???
I can get the bed perfectly level (of course, any temperature change and that changes )… But I’m sorry the description of how to set the first layer thickness is just all over the map.
The manuals says to do it such that you have a well formed round with a slight flat on the bottom where it’s adhering. Other people say do it with a piece of paper - yeah right, did that, first layer comes out FLAT.
So I decide to stay with the paper and I wanted to print a small round cylinder with a hole in the middle of it.
I ALWAYS get a distinctive ridge around the first layer that is wider than what is being printed, because the layer is too thin and squeezed out. - and this from the paper setup.
BTW, if I setup for as the manual describes round with a slight flat where it adheres. There is enough variance in the bed temperature from point a to point b that the highs and low of the bed will pull the filament loose in spots and screw up the print…
And no a RAFT isn’t the answer.
Either you all will accept the first layer being something you have to clean up every time and can have no detail, or I’m just doing something wrong… But I’m tired of it and on a hunt for how to do it correct such that you can have detail if you want on your first layer…
So, I’m open to suggestions and with pictures if you don’t mind as all these words don’t seem to be read the same by any two people??
Anyone got what they think is a best practices for 1 layer setup? Level I can handle
p.s. yes, I’m using Lutz juice too btw