I have been able to print quite some smaller objects (cute dragon, fan shreds, calibration print dual extruder) and as long as I have a proper brim/raft things work out smoothly.
Trying to print larger objects, the printer does not manage to print a proper first layer - so the first layer wont stick and the print will fail eventually.
Any tips what could be the reason? Uneven build plate? How can I fix this? I already ordered the aluminum one and hope this will fix the problem. Would be a pitty not being able to print larger objects altough the printer generally would be able to handle it dimension wise.
In "recommended" mode it seems it is not possible to choose between a brim, raft and customise them so I guess I have to switch to "custom" mode? Would help also for the large objects to print a larger brim/raft? What would be a plausible setup/customizing for it?
Thank you very much in advance for any tips (very new to 3d printing) or hints to good general tutorials on 3d printing and printer fine tuning.
Rafts definitely helped a lot to offset the warping on my build platform, although they obviously use a bit more filament than I'd like. The way they print seems to self-correct at least small bits of adherence problems before the model proper prints too, although the bottom layer looks terrible when printed on a raft compared to right on the build plate.
The new platform will definitely solve a lot of the first layer and large print issues, it makes a massive difference over the old one.
For the moment a raft setting should help with larger prints, you can set it under the build plate adhesion section of the settings menu, hovering over the option should give you a description of what they do. The default settings should work fine.