Every time I 3D print a file the first 3 layers are always printed as if the extruder is too close to the board. I have a PrintrBot Simple that is wooden, and I use painter's tape to ease print removal. I have Slic3r correct in the Z axis for the painter's tape, but it still squishes the base of the prints. This causes a problem when I print parts to fit together as the bottom is too large and requires sanding.
Would rafting the print solve this problem, and if so how do I remove things from the raft?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, let me know if I need to post additional information.
No change after changing first layer height
So yesterday my mom said that a client from my facebook page wanted to facetime with me about an order. So today I get on facetime and it was brook drumm! my dads friend knows him and set up a facetime call. He did a video tour of the warehouse and factory and introduced me to his employs and I get to see the new play still in design!
I've found a model that I really want to try (https://www.youmagine.com/designs/quick-print-gear-bearing), but the instructions say that he can't get it to work right with Cura (and I haven't been able to either). So, at the suggestion in the instructions, I've downloaded Slic3r, but when it gets to "gcode flavor", I don't know what to specify.
Has anybody used Slic3r with a Printrbot? What "gcode flavor" do you use?
BTW, Slic3r seems much slower than Cura. Since I have a Raspberry Pi running OctoPrint actually talking to my Printrbot 1405, I don't have to worry about Slic3r driving the 1405 directly.