I recently assembled my Vertex Delta printer. Didn’t have any problems building it. The keychain gcode file prints without any issues. I have a Mac and I am already familiar with Cura, so I installed that to slice my designs. I followed the instructions as described here, but I can’t get anything to print correctly.
Whatever settings I use, it seems the nozzle is too close to the print bed, resulting in a very thin first layer. Also, the extruder starts making clicking noises and the filament is being pushed back when it does that. A sign of the filament not getting out of the nozzle at the speed it is supposed to, I think.
When I let the print continue, there’s filament clogging up around the nozzle, especially at the left side of the print bed. When the print continues to the second layer, the print head will crash: the rods are falling out of the cups, because there is filament in the way.
I tried printing at 0.1 and 0.2 mm layer height, but both are not working. I looked at the gcode for start and end of the keychain file and compared that to what Cura is creating and I can’t find anything in there that would cause this.
Again: keychain is working fine and in very good quality, but anything I created with Cura won’t work. Anyone have any clue what could be happening here?