I’m using Cura 2.6.69 and a Mini and PLA filament.
By default, the first layers of my prints are quite messy and I’m getting distinct elephant foot.
The very first layer prints so thin it is almost not visible. A print that should be 1mm thick is only ~ .5 mm thick when finished.
From reading other posts, I have adjusted the default Initial Layer Height to .28 (I also tried .14) and lowered the flow rate to 95%. Doing this helps the overall quality because there is less plastic piling up, but my 1mm plate it is still ~.5 mm thick.
Cura does not have a z-offset setting that I can find. Instead, I’ve used gcode to adjust the Z access.
After this existing line in the start Gcode:
G1 X5 Y15 Z10 F5000 ; move up off last probe point
G92 Z9.8 ; adjust z offset by .2 mm
This helps a great deal, but adding the code to my start gcode for the printer seems to have a cumulative effect on subsequent prints. For example, the wipe for the next print runs 10mm above the wipe pad. For consistent results, I have to power cycle my printer after each print.
Is it recommended to use gcode to solve the problem I am having with the z-offset, or is there a better way?
If gcode is the recommended way, is there a recommended sample?