Filament extrudes at an angle
On one of the nozzles on my printer, the filament comes out at a 45 degree angle. It seems that this causes problems with adhesion to the bed and overall quality.
- What caused this problem?
- How do I fix it?
- How do I prevent it from
happening in the future?
@TextGeek, I believe Eric was referring to the spelling, not the question. ;)
@EricJohnson Has this question been resolved for you, or are you still looking for an answer?
I've personally had this happen when I had a minor clog in my nozzle.
My first steps to fix this would be:
- Make sure the exterior of your nozzle is clean. I've had bits of plastic pull at the extruding filament and change it's direction.
- Attempt a "cold pull" or "atomic pull". On my Replicator 2 I do this by removing the extruder motor, heating up the hot end, manually pushing a length of filament through the nozzle, letting it cool slightly and tugging the filament (and hopefully the clog) out of the nozzle.
Also make sure that you change filaments the cleanest way possible. As suggested a cold pull can be used: http://3dprinting.stackexchange.com/questions/233/how-should-i-clean-my-extruder-when-changing-materials