Hey folks. Just got my TAZ 5 yesterday after getting a refund on a MakerBonk. Anyway, I’m very pleased with my purchase because I can acutally SEE things that I can adjust and tinker with! But this is my first experience with any other material other than PLA.
After assembling the TAZ, I did my first print from CURA - the Rocktopus. It came out great at .3mm layer resolution. I decided next to print out a thing that I downloaded from Thingiverse and sliced with Slic3r. I set it up to be the default .3mm layer resolution, and I saved it to the SD Card and printed it untethered. I used HIPS which was also what I used to print out the Rocktopus with. HE Temp 240, Bed Temp 110. It came out with some gaps in it, as shown in the attached photo.
. Actually almost everything I tried to print untethered didn’t look very good. And it got worse when I tried to slice the items down to .05mm layer resolution. Is it because I have the .05mm nozzle? The temps I’m using? Also when printing out the Lincoln bust, I kept hearing tiny pops like there were air bubbles in the HIPS filament, but I didn’t experience any from the same spool I used to print the Rocktopus. Could it also be the fact my noob experience with Slic3r? Cura did all of the work for me when I printed out Rocktopus.
Looking for some tips and advice on my first day experience with TAZ. I’m very excited that I bought this printer… Wish I had gone with this a year ago when I got duped into getting that 5th Gen thing from Makerbot.