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Stavros
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First layer is very sparse

After taking my nozzle out and cleaning it because I suspected a clog, I noticed my first layer lines are very sparse:

I thought that maybe the first layer width of 0.45 was too low, so I bumped it up to 0.8, and the lines became much more sparse:

What could the problem be? I'm using a Wanhao i3 with an SKR 1.3 board and PrusaSlicer to slice. The bed seems quite well leveled, the lines are well pressed into the bed.

Posted : 15/04/2020 11:19 pm
Stavros
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Topic starter answered:
RE: First layer is very sparse

This is the bottom, printed side:

Posted : 15/04/2020 11:54 pm
Neophyl
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RE: First layer is very sparse

That's exactly what I would expect if the nozzle is now further away from the bed.  You made a mechanical change but think software is to blame for the difference ?

After changing your nozzle did you re-level your bed ?  Any time you adjust or replace the nozzle you should make sure the distance between bed/nozzle is correct.

 

Posted : 16/04/2020 6:21 am
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