First 3D printer, first print. Bottom ok?  

  RSS
carguy84
(@carguy84)
New Member

my first time with a 3-D printer. Just finished building it yesterday and did the Benchy after trying to figure out how to do the live Z axis configuration. To me I thought overall it came out really great and I’m blown away by the quality of this printer. My only question is does the bottom of it look correct as it looks like toothpaste coming out of a tube to me.  Any other thoughts much appreciated.

thanks!

chip-

 

 

Posted : 13/09/2020 4:00 pm
carguy84
(@carguy84)
New Member

Posted : 13/09/2020 4:06 pm
jsw
 jsw
(@jsw)
Noble Member

It's a bit hard to see the fine detail in the photos, but your first print looks better than most similar examples.  Congratulations!

Posted : 13/09/2020 4:07 pm
carguy84
(@carguy84)
New Member

Thank you, Two more photos Hopefully a little more detail. 

chip-

Posted : 13/09/2020 4:23 pm
jsw
 jsw
(@jsw)
Noble Member

I really wish they did not have the logo on the bottom, so we could get a better idea of the bottom layer solid infill.

Have you run one of those 3x3 square Z calibration prints?  Those will give you a very good idea of how your first layer is across the build plate.

Posted : 13/09/2020 4:28 pm
carguy84
(@carguy84)
New Member

Thanks, JSW, I just found that thread and did the square and live view adjust and ended up dropping the nozzle some and it seems to have made a huge difference on the bottom layer (assuming the bottom layer is supposed to be almost injection molded smooth?)


thanks again. for the square The bottom right is where it was originally and it worked it’s way to the top left.  My first adjustment was way too low then started bringing it back up.

 

chip-

Posted : 14/09/2020 12:52 pm
Share:

Please Login or Register