This is only my second day printing so I apologize if I am using the wrong term. When I issue a print to my TAZ 5 from Cura I am getting an inconsistent “outline” around the print. I have not ever gotten a full outline, but usually it is enough to know where the print will be. Even when I reprint directly after printing I am getting a different outline. At first I didn’t find this to be an issue until I started with smaller prints and now I am noticing that the outline isn’t printed at all, and sometimes the first layer is missing some lines/rows.
I see the outline on the first layer in Cura, so I am unsure what is going on. When a print is started I see the print head move around where it should be printing the outline, so I know it isn’t completely skipping that step. At first I though maybe it was a extruder issue at the start of a print so before I start a print I tried to extrude a few 10mm worth of filament to get it started, but changed no results. I then thought maybe I wasn’t letting the printer head warm up long enough so I started doing double prints back to back, same result of inconsistent outlines.
Right now with normal prints, this isn’t that big of a deal, but some of my smaller prints are missing small sections which sometimes leads to a bad print. For some reason I am thinking it isn’t printing the first Xmm of filament, no matter if that is the outline or lines/rows of the first layer. Any thoughts or suggestions would be very helpful, and thank you in advance.
I have the TAZ 5 0.5mm nozzle, Cura was downloaded for OSX directly from Lulzbot website, version 18.03
I have not changed any settings to the profile, I have used both the Standard and High Detail profile, and only looked at the full/expert details and haven’t changed anything until I learn much more about what everything does.