I tried my MPCNC for the first time as a 3d printer. For some background info, I bought everything except the extruder on this site. I read the extruder tune up guide, and everything from the start seemed okay. The thermistor was set in, I even added thermal paste. The resistor was already centered in the block, and the bearing was spinning. When I tried to print, it looks okay at first but afterwards, I realized that the quality was pretty terrible.I am printing with Inland orange PLA at 230C
There seems to be a ton of under extrusion, since I can see through the print at times, especially where theres a flat overfill. In general the part feels weaker than it should. Keep in mind I used the recommended settings for the print. I was printing one of the corner foot posts.
Another issue was, the stepper for the extruder actually got so hot, I believe it shut off entirely. Mid way through the print, the extruding stopped but the rest kept going. The problem I have now is, the stepper got so hot, it warped the PLA printed tool mounter, so now I can shake the extruder with my hands Better buy a new mount.
Any suggestions on how to get these prints better? I tried changing the temp and had little success. I thought the recommended settings would go better, but I think my extruder is all off or something.