I am usually getting things figured out with the Mini lately. One issue I have been having lately is a lot of filament build up around the nozzle. I am working on a detailed print with a lot of small pieces touching the bed.
I realize this isn’t helping the adhesion for the first layer but the print seems to be sticking well regardless. It isn’t until the nozzle passes over the small features (with there tiny ridges sticking up sometimes) that it peels them off the bed.
I figured, well maybe there is some extra filament on the nozzle from before. So i did a GOOD cleaning of the nozzle but the issue still came back. I’ve had my print settings the same for around 1 week and I went to print a box with text, that is were the issue started. I removed the text and it was fine as there were no small features. I then changed filaments and have run into issues with a different print.
I am using a raft now and while its working even the raft had a bit of a struggle although by the top of the raft it was figured out. I realize now that I might have been a little stubborn not wanting to use a raft but with so many small features and TINY support pillars I probably needed the raft for a good bond. It still seems odd that the nozzle was picking up all these features though. And of course, with a large build up on the nozzle it would come off on a different part of the print.
Anyways, just wondering if anyone else is having the same sort of issues and what they might have found…Was I just completely stubborn with not wanting to go the Raft route at first or is there an underlying issue I am missing.