Today I noticed a small black piece of ABS on my table. I almost flicked it away and went about my day, but then I decided to check it out. I noticed it looked like it’d been printed. I’ve been printing only in white ABS for a while so I looked around and could not see anything chipped.
I then took the entire extruder head off and really looked closely.
The small gear was missing two teeth on one side of the gear.
Here’s my questions. I’m going to print a new gear tomorrow.
What infill settings do I use? Should I make the gear part completely solid?
Do I need to use support material or not?
I assume I should use the “fine” profile.
Should I print the large gear too and replace both gears?
I got the file for the gear from here:
Is the “hi res” file truly “better” than the standard file?
My printer is not old by any means. I’m surprised teeth are breaking off already.
Is this a sign that something isn’t set up correctly?
Thanks for your help and suggestions.