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car3less
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Shifted layers

Post by car3less » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:49 pm

Printed on Up Box, with Up Filla ABS, 0.20 resolution, medium infill.
Print is 20 cm in height.

The printer had many problems since I bought it. From nozzle assembly problems to to broken wires. In 8 months since I got it, the printer gave more failures than good prints, but this problem is new.

Any ideas why this is happening?
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Fletch1971
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Re: Shifted layers

Post by Fletch1971 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:24 pm

as of yesterday, my UP Box starting shifting layers too. out of the blue. have rebooted machine and computers, have also reinstalled the software.
hoping someone can answer our problems.

dabl
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Re: Shifted layers

Post by dabl » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:46 am

i printed a 13 hours part yesterday and i have exactly the same problem

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Re: Shifted layers

Post by Acris » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:43 am

Hey guys,

I had this problem at the very beginning of operating my UPBOX. Check the 3 magnets in the housing where the head is. Some of these were not glued in when leaving the factory. Chances are they either didn't get glued or the glue they used wore off. This will cause steps in your prints as the head is moving during printing by vibrations. If you can move the magnets in your housing they need to be glued. Make sure all magnets and the strip on the back of the extruder block feel sturdy and immovable.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Shifted layers

Post by wackojacko » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:47 pm

@Fletch1971 @dabl
The cause is mostly likely the X Axis cog, as mentioned in this post
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=55186

See the cog (2) is slipping on the shaft. Either paste each side of the cog with two part epoxy and leave to set before using or contact your reseller and organise a replacement X rod.
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