So I’ve noticed lately that, the further to the right a print is on my print bed, the less “smooshed” the first layer is.
In fact, measuring with my caliper, the right side of this 0.6mm thick disc is indeed about 0.13mm thicker than the left. The left itself is measuring 0.1mm too thick, but I consider that within the margin of measuring error.
On larger prints, there is a definite lined texture on the right, while on the left, it’s nice and smooth (though you can still see the nozzle’s path, which is what I want, right?).
The self-levelling routine is consistently finishing correctly, with light touches to the washers and everything. I also re-seated the bed by taking the washers off, lifting and adjusting the bed, and then tightening the washers to a snug, uniform tightness (I don’t have a torque wrench, so I can’t be uber precise here). I’m using the latest firmware (the one with Cure LE 2.6.66).
Soooo, what is going on here? How do I fix it? My inclination is to increase the Z offset on the printer by a bit, but that won’t help the uniformity issues.
Edit: I just printed another test disc, this time positioned to the far right of the print bed. The measurements and print quality are virtually identical to the other disc: Fine on the left, too thick on the right. I would have expected it to be worse all around if this was a hardware issue. Sooooo, software? Firmware? What’s going on?