I’ve just built the plywood kit, and have completed my first few prints with it.
I’m having a little trouble with bed leveling. The routine runs as expected, and most of the PLA comes out the correct height, but in the left rear, the bed seems to sit a little low, and I get poor/no print adhesion in that corner. I can fudge it a little by decreasing the Z offset parameter, making the printer squish the rest of the print in order to get a Z height in that corner that still works, but this is obviously not the ideal situation. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong here, but maybe the solution will be to finish the adjustment that I started as below.
I don’t mind fine-tuning leveling the bed myself, and not depending on software, but I was under the impression that the machine should handle doing this itself so long as values were reasonable, without intervention.
I had some initial problems with setting the Z offset, and Z movement as well. With Slic3r set to give me 0.25mm layers, I’d get extremely little or no movement at all in the Z axis over the span of the print, which resulted in a big mess. I found that bumping up the Z acceleration to ~1300 (Just what I spun the dial up to, no particular reason for that number. I’ll probably change it to the 2000 figure that the X and Y axes use later though) solved that problem, and made the Z offset calibration work better and more consistently as well. Still not perfect (As stated above) but I’ve got some nice prints now. Anyone else experience this?