I have an Ender 3.

When my printer is laying down a flat layer and is going from left to right, it lays down a nearly perfect layer. However, when that same layer is going right to left, I get artifacts.

These artifacts make a design which must tell me something but I can't think of what it could be. What would cause artifacts to appear only in one direction?

Here you can see it is currently going from right to left at a diagonal. The layer below this one was flawless!

Layer showing artifacts

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to 3DPrinting.SE! This is a possible duplicate question, does this answer your question? $\endgroup$
    – 0scar
    Mar 1, 2022 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ i don't think that answers the question. The question and answer for that was due to the hot end temp and cooling fan. The issue i am having is related to the direction the printer is going, i don't think that is related. If it was a hot end or cooling fan issue, it should be present at all time regardless of direct, right? $\endgroup$
    – Drake
    Mar 2, 2022 at 19:24


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