I’m decently bad banding in the z direction. The spacing of the bands lines up perfectly with the leadscrew, so I’m thinking it has to be related. I think the leadscrew is slightly bent and is causing the extruder to wobble once per revolution. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a good way to fix it (I could maybe find a way to straighten the rod)? Most of my printing is structural, and since this is mostly a cosmetic flaw, I don’t care too much.
From the sticky:
I bought all the hardware here. The parts were printed on a friend’s machine out of PETG (yeah, at the time I didn’t realize PETG was this flexible, and it’s probably part of the issue here).
Yes, I’m using endstops. No, I don’t think that’s the issue
Here’s a picture. As you can see, I have an odd setup here. I’m using this as a combo printer and router. When using it as a router, my spoilboard is mounted on top of this box, reducing my z travel to 4" and vastly improving rigidity (and looks really cool without the exposed electronics). When I want to print, I take the spoil board off to reveal my heated be and get a whole 8" of travel.
Overall, I’m super happy with this machine. I even made some cuts in aluminum and it worked surprisingly well! (I was able to do it at 6mm depth thanks to Fusion 360’s adaptive clearing. Video and post to come later)