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So I just ran off a 3D Benchy and I noticed some things I didn't like. I noticed some stringing, but that's probably just because my temperature is a little high. The other thing I noticed is it looks like there's a touch of layer shift. Anyone have any ideas on how to counteract that? Printed at 227c @60mm/s, bed 50c in Colorfabb Yellow PLA.

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Hi, thank you for your post.

Could you pinpoint the layer shift on the photos where you see it?

If there is a change in surface in Z, have you tried cleaning your threaded Z-rod? You can move the bed up and down and push a cloth in between the threads. Make sure to add some new magna lube once you have cleaned it.

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Hi, thank you for your post.

Could you pinpoint the layer shift on the photos where you see it?

If there is a change in surface in Z, have you tried cleaning your threaded Z-rod? You can move the bed up and down and push a cloth in between the threads. Make sure to add some new magna lube once you have cleaned it.

 

If you look a couple mm under the anchor holes, it looks like the layers shifted forward about a millimeter. My spidey senses say it's a loose belt, I might try printing some belt tensioners, but I don't always experience layer shift.

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To confirm the z-shift, just print another object that's about the same height and see if it happens too.

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It could also be an inconsistency in the material. Depending on if you can replicate it and how it manifests should help us diagnose the issue :)

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