(I apologize in advance for cross-posting, but on the off chance that this is a hardware problem rather than a software problem, I thought I had better check here as well.)
Howdy. New user (Taz 5, 0.5mm nozzle, running tethered using supplied version of Cura).
I’ve gotten over the pains of making sure the Z leadscrews are level, leveling the bed, waiting a week for a replacement for the cracked idler bracket (don’t ask), but now I’m a bit stymied.
I have printed my Bed Calibration file, my Rocktopus, and 3x replacement idler brackets (not getting shut down by THAT again), BUT- I cannot seem to succeed at my first ORIGINAL print.
(Screen capture from Inventor)
I created the part using the full (paid for) Autodesk Inventor Professional (2014), and exported from Inventor to an STL file. There are no discontinuities in the part file (tried to keep it simple, see attached STL file, don’t ask my why I used 2016 instead of 2015…). Cura appeared to import the file properly. Scrolling around it looked fine. Scale: 3/16" at its thickest, 4.25" long.
I’ve now attempted to print this file twice in PLA on the “High detail” mode using the “PLA (eSUN)” presets at 220 degrees extruder/60 degrees bed. In each instance, the print failed at, from what I can tell with my calipers, exactly the same point- the transition from flat base to border/lettering. The extruder kept moving in each case (on each part, you can even see where the extruder either scraped or heated the part as it carried on making the shapes to create the letters), but the feed of plastic into the extruder stopped.
I am trying to figure out if I have somehow exceeded the capacity of the printer (unlikely- none of the letters are less than 1mm thick) or if there is something in the STL conversion process from Inventor, or… ? Wit’s end, any help appreciated.
CHRISTMAS2016.stl (660 KB)