I’ve attached a picture that has 5 attempts to print a simple 1x1x1" hollow cube for calibration purposes. However, as you’ll see from the image, the extruder seems to be pushing PLA material that’s been extruded, which to me suggests that the extruder is not being moved up enough on the z-axis for a given layer. This seems to start out fairly early in the printing process and progressively gets worse as the height increases, as seen from left-to-right in the attached picture. This is occurring both on infill passes as well as perimeter passes.
I’m using the recommended slicer settings explained on this site, https://www.v1engineering.com/import-extruder. I have also tried placing the nozzle at different starting heights ranging from touching my heatbed to approximately 2 sheets of printer paper off of the bed, but it does not appear to make a difference. It may (or may not) also be worth noting that this behavior also occurs when I try to print the test part in the above URL
Clearly, something is off but I’ve run out of potential things to investigate. I would appreciate any suggestions on what might be causing the nozzle to hang too low.