This is a failure of an Seej Tournament Bloxen print. Seej is an open source tabletop wargame based around 3D printing.
After a minor success with custom gCode yesterday I started experimenting with altering printing temperatures on the fly.
I tried cooling off the raft a bit and lowering the extrusion temperature; the raft worked great, but the rest of the print didn’t want to stick to the raft anymore.
PLA can be a little fussy, and tends to lose its shape if it’s printed too hot. The next thing I’ll try is feathering off the extrusion temperature layer by layer; hot and sticky at the raft layer, and then successively cooler until I get to a minimum print temperature.
Filament gets gummed up in the extruder at 170° C.
Experimenting leads to failure. Failure leads to knowledge. Knowledge leads to experimenting.
And here’s a Seej Ourobouros Guardian fail. Plenty of tries on this one before I got something that printed correctly.