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Initial Layer Squish Affecting Overall Print Height


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Posted · Initial Layer Squish Affecting Overall Print Height

Hi all,

 

My ender 3 v2 likes to print with a squish on the first layer. I am not too concerned about the 'micro brim' this creates and I know I can adjust initial horizontal expansion to compensate. However, a bigger problem is that this squish seems to be making my prints shorter. Every print (tall or short) comes out exactly 0.8mm shorter (z direction) than it should be, while x and y dimensions are very good. Is there a setting somewhere to just add height to the bottom of the print to compensate for this vertical squish?

 

Thanks!

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    Posted · Initial Layer Squish Affecting Overall Print Height

    Hey @Tigris360,

     

    Welcome to the Ultimaker Community 🎉

    0.8 mm is a lot of deviation. 😮

    It makes me doubt if it's purely a Cura Settings problem.
    Let's hope that there is a Ender user that can help consult on the hardware. 

     

    Regarding the settings, these are settings you can consider changing.

    You can increase the gap a little and increase the flow to create the squish that you need. 

     

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