Layers on the left side of the bed (furthest from the Z screw) printed fine. The ones on the right had visible gaps between the lines. Using Simplify3D, Felix Tec4 profile with PLA.
- I got rid of the Kapton tape which shipped with the kit, as nothing would stick to it: Not PLA, not PETG. Using 3M blue painters tape now.
- I had to set the global z-offset to -0.18 to get PLA to stick. Z-probe has been calibrated according to the Quick Start manual procedure using a 0.4mm brass feeler gauge instead of the paper calibration card.
- Bed was leveled and bump-mapped before printing.
- PLA diameter was measured 5 times, with the top and bottom values ignored and the rest averaged. Set settings in S3D to 1.73mm
This seems to me that the build plate is thus not levelled by some small amount. It was my understanding the levelling procedure and bump-mapping done before the print would compensate for this. Doesn't seem to be.
Please help me understand what I'm missing here.