Expected Slice Diameter Variance
My prints keep failing due to my extruder failing to extrude the filament that the pallete2s creates somewhere during the print.
I’ve tuned my splicing but it will work for a couple of layers usually and then still fail. When it fails, the filament almost always seems to have a very small indentation ahead of the splice where it looks like something kinked the filament.
All that being said -> the filament bends correctly and the variance is not THAT big. The splice goes anywhere from 1.8mm to 1.4mm. So in addition to continued splice tuning I also have cleaned the extruder gears and tightened everything up in there. I don’t *think* this is an issue with my palette as I have 2 of them and I’m seeing the same issue with both.
So my questions are:
- How much variance should I be seeing from splices?
- Is 1.4mm diameter for a splice section expected and is this a problem with my extruder?
- Or is a small 1.4mm section too small in your opinion and should I instead keep splice tuning?
- Do you have suggestions for what settings I should change to make the splices more consistent?
Here is an example of 3 slices with the same parameters (2 heating, -1 compression, 2 cooling) and filament and I believe the same filament slice order:
Is this a good question?