I just dug my Taz6 out of the box after setting it up once in 2018… I had planned on using it to make cool stuff but I went through some medical issues unfortunately. When I took it out in 2018 it worked well, I had bought it from a business that had used it some for production.
However now I noticed something when I got it back together yesterday… For one, my x-axis was crooked… Unfortunately when my friend helped me box everything up in 2018 he grabbed the Z-lead screw and spun it. This was causing Z-axis to not move, it was VERY bound. I used calipers and leveled the X-axis rails to the bed by tuning the right lead screw. This fixed the binding and everything moves fine. Is this the proper way to do this? Or is there a better way?
When I tried making a print using Simplify3d it was not working, totally fresh install, it seemed like it was smashing the filament way to hard on the first layer and it was coming right back up all over the nozzle… I auto homed the machine then moved it over to the bed and set Z to 0 height. This actually pushed down on the bed slightly. This doesnt seem correct? If i set it to 1mm i should be able to just fit a 1mm feeler gauge in there correct? Is there a way to change this or is it taken care of by the “Probe Offset” only after bed leveling during a print?
The other issue is the wiping pressure on those pads seems insanely excessive. It actually moves my entire print head around in the x-axis mount. I took it off and made sure there was no damage and that everything was tight… It SEEMED like it was not damaged. Is this supposed to push THAT hard? Is there a way to fix this? I couldn’t really find any info on this.
Right now I resorted back to Cura and am doing the initial Rocktapus print and it SEEMS to be going ok now. Just on the fresh cleaned PEI bed and no tape or glue using MatterHackers green PLA. It may be Simplify3d settings or something… I hope not because i like that program more. It just seems easier to manage filaments, objects on the table, and settings easier then “Lulzbot Edition Cura”. I actually paid for the Simplify3d also, its not a trial version.
Any help would be really appreciated!