I’m a new Taz 6 owner with some previous experience in 3D printing. I’ve been trying to print parts using Matterhackers 3mm Build Series ABS filament with the typical frustrations that come along with this temperamental material. I’m currently using an enclosure to trap heat in and I use a raft to help with bed adhesion. I run the bed at 95°C and the nozzle at around 235°-240°, without the fans on for the entire print. I’m using the Cura slicing software offered with the Taz 6.
I’m running into problems with my initial layers being different than those of the rest of the part… I mean that the actual path run for the first 1-3 layers looks different than the rest of the print. It’s very confusing because the rafts always print flawlessly, but then when the Taz begins the part, it’s as if it doesn’t know how to make radii and smooth curves anymore. It begins each part with what seems to be a dumbed down poly version. Then after a few layers, it executes the remainder of the print with no issues. I’ve attached images for example. Does anyone else have this same problem?
I have also tried printing without a raft and with some of the other options for bed adhesion. Without anything, the nozzle doesn’t seem to come close enough to the bed for the material to lay down. I just curls up to the nozzle until it globs enough to fall downward. Brims and skirts also have the same issues. I guess I’m just lost as to what is actually happening…the Taz 6 clearly has massive potential because it impresses me with the rest of the print. I just don’t know why it behaves differently on the initial layers.