So, after replacing the peel motor, I was still seeing horrible prints, so I decided to go back to square one:
New vat, new resin (Peopoly Black), and re-level the whole thing.
It helped…mostly. The leveling posts look mostly correct now…gone are the huge layer lines, crooked posts and general garbage quality. However, something unusual still remains.
In the picture, you can see on the left the posts I am getting now, and on the right the posts I was getting months ago, last time I leveled. Note that the left post is blue (because that’s peopoly black, and I think it might be from before the reformulated it), but that’s not what is important. The left post also has about a 1/4" extra material around the first couple layers, making a thin skirt. Also, the letter on the top is almost completely closed up…it is barely visible.
I have no idea what is causing this. Is it software, hardware, what could be the problem here???
I am using Cura 3.4.1, with the Moai mods (not using 3.5 because problems started happening at the same time I upgraded to it…since I couldn’t be sure it wasn’t what was causing the problem, I went back. I did clean out the folders in Users folders when reinstalling, as per instructions). Using the Moai100 341 profile from August 2018. None of the ‘bed adhesion’ options (skirt, raft, etc) are active.
Any ideas? Has anyone seen this?