Wondering if anyone has any suggestions of where to start trying to ‘fix’ my issue. I’ve noticed recently that the prints I’m getting off my TAZ6 have not been very good. I can’t recall anything that has happened to cause it or even really when it started happening (sadly I have a lot of printers). after trying to print a small square part (2.25") standing on end and the side that was supposed to be smooth was full of banding. Printing the same part on my Mini it came out beautifully.
I fired off a 3DBenchy on the 6 (via SD card) then killed it just as it finished the hull, it was terrible (used Cura, quickprint ABS Standard). Moved the filament to the Mini, changed the selected machine, reselected the quickprint ABs Standard, printed it and it came out really nice. Moved the filament back to the 6, switched the filament to the 6, switched selected machines, same Cura profile selection, printed over USB - again it was terrible.
I reached out to support and they suggested going into advanced mode and disabling the cooling that is on by default in the quickprint profile. They also said the banding was probably my X carriage out of horizontal alignment and provided instructions to test and adjust.
The right side appeared to be about 1/16" low so I followed the instructions to adjust, auto home, etc a few times. Excited to print another Benchy, I did. Sadly, there seems to have been no improvement.
I’ve replied back to support that it didn’t help but I thought I’d also reach out here as I have a small manufacturing batch job next week that needs the 6 - but not with prints like that!
In the pic below on the left is the first 3DBenchy and on the right is the one printed after the adjustment. In the middle is a 20x20x20 cube printed after the adjustment. It measures accurately. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.