Is this banding?

  • Are these vertical lines described as "banding"?

    Would the most likely culprit be the extruder?

    FWIW, this was printed in "vase mode".

    Vase mode, PLA

  • Roger

    Roger Correct answer

    4 years ago

    Ok, so it turns out that this was caused by a problem in my stepper motor drivers, which results in missed steps, as described on this guy's blog

    The fix was to hook up these "TL Smoother" modules (I got these particular ones from amazon but there are a bazillion clones)

    After hooking up TL Smoother, this is what the print looks like:

    enter image description here

    Living up to the name!

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