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Second print issues - Z axis banding

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So I saved up and I bought myself a nice new, shiny UM2. After printing the customary robot as my first print I decided to try and print something for my other 3D printer, namely a filament oiler. As you can see from the picture it started out printing fine but then, as it got taller, I started to get these bands/grooves/artifacts (call them what you will) where the layers haven't quite fussed properly (as well as stringing on the inside of the oiler). Can anyone tell me what the likely cause of these are and more importantly how to fix them?

I printed the part at the standard 210 degree for PLA and the default speed of 50mm/s in Cura however I reduced the speed to 80% on the printer when I started to see the bands.

Thanks in advance,

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We can work together to solve your problem if you don't find an obvious solution from the link.

First thing i have to ask, the filament is it ultra marine blue from colorfabb? I've had some issues with that color

Check your nozzle and clean it with the atomic method, it's the most common cause

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We can work together to solve your problem if you don't find an obvious solution from the link.

First thing i have to ask, the filament is it ultra marine blue from colorfabb? I've had some issues with that color

Check your nozzle and clean it with the atomic method, it's the most common cause

 

The filament was the one supplied with machine. This was only my second print.

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