When trying to print wide curves (~4inch radius), later layers of the brim seem to print too close (or over extrude, or otherwise collide) with previous layers, causing the previous layers to detach from the bed. Examples:

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(I realise that in these pictures my z-offset looks too small, but I have tried this at a range of z-offsets until the print fails to adhere to the bed at all. The issue persists throughout the whole range of z-offset)

My setup:

  • Ender 3
  • v1.1.4 mainboard with non-silent steppers
  • genuine bltouch v3, with official creality pin27 kit*
  • marlin 1.1.9 bugfix firmware*
  • single probe
  • stock build surface (religiously alcoholed thoroughly before every print)
  • cura slicer 4.2.0
  • Start gcode heats bed, homes (G28), performs ABL* (G29), then heats nozzle (don't have the actual gcode on my now as I'm away from my slicing computer)

*issues existed before installing the bltouch, while running completely stock printer and firmware.

Why are these curved brims failing? How can I make these models print properly?

(I don't think it's related, hence posting it as a different question but just incase it is: my bl touch doesn't always behave properly. The issues listed in that question however usually mean that the print does not even get to this stage.)

  • $\begingroup$ when did you last clean your print surface and relevel? $\endgroup$
    – Trish
    Oct 25, 2019 at 12:22
  • $\begingroup$ I clean the build surface with isopropyl alcohol before every print, and re-level after any failed first layer. Each of the pictures was taken immediately after doing both of those processes. $\endgroup$
    – Ty Hayes
    Oct 25, 2019 at 12:28
  • $\begingroup$ what's your first layer thickness? $\endgroup$
    – Trish
    Oct 25, 2019 at 13:44
  • $\begingroup$ What is the target temperature of both your nozzle and HBP? Also what material filament are you working with? $\endgroup$
    – tbm0115
    Oct 25, 2019 at 22:57
  • $\begingroup$ Printing pla anywhere between 180-200 (have experimented with no effect on this issue) and bed 40-50. Initial layer 0.2mm. $\endgroup$
    – Ty Hayes
    Oct 26, 2019 at 2:10


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