Owning TAZ4 for couple weeks now, this is my first own printer and I had limited experience with Replicator 2X. I read quite a lot during these couple weeks of owning and learned a lot, but I still have trouble to get nice and strong prints sometimes.
I am using ABS filament at default 230C/85C settings (i tried to go higher and lower essentially having same set of problems)
I am keep playing with fan on and off, but part either become deformed, or nicly layed, but delaminates easily right away or with minor pressure applied.
it is less of a problem with parts where walls are strictly vertical, but becomes major problem when wall have some sort of curvature.
When I turn off fan at all (like it is recommended everywhere for abs plastic), edges of part lift a bit getting in a way of extruder and as a result would either become damaged (if speed is high) or just become super deformed (if speed is slow.) You can see how edge of the part raises in video below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFZwec_6Ae8 (it is printing it slowly in this video, but if I raise speed - it would actually tear away some pieces of the part edge)
When I am using fan and set it to 100% max, it would lay down much nicer layers, and i see raising edge effect rarely, but then part delaminates while still on printing bed and in overall not strong.
I am attaching stl file of part i am trying to print. Any ideas of what I should look for to get nice print for this particular part?
I tried too many combinations of settings so far, but the one in the video is “medium abs” settings file from lulzbot website with speed adjusted with knob on the printer down to 50%
bender_body.stl (742 KB)