I have added this to another thread but I am now assuming the thread is not being watched so I have started a new thread. https://www.3dhubs.com/talk/thread/anet-a8-printing-extra-base .
I have a Anet A8 connected to windows 7 with a usb lead.
I have just printed my first item and my second.
The only problem was the 'raft'? (is this the flat base that surrounds the whole piece that has to be peeled off when complete?)
If so, while it was doing this in both cases it would do a small part of the surround and then go to either the left or the front edge and back to the printing area. I did this at least every circle of the print area and usually it only got a quarter or 1/8 of an inch before it went to the edge. It looked as if it was losing its place and just checking. Sometimes it didn't even print any more just went back to the edge and returned
It was no real problem other than the fact it was extruding a little all the way and eventually got caught in its own trails. I kept cleaning it off but I am sure it shouldn't have been doing that.
When the item started printing for proper the 'hunting' stopped?
I quite liked the 'raft' as it made it easy to remove from the bed.
Is it possible I could have the machine running too fast and it loses its signal?
I am using the cura program to run the printer.
In Repetier it says the receive cache size is 127 and somewhere I read if this is too fast take it down to 64. I can't find this reading in the cura software and I can't get Repetier to 'see' my printer.
Any insight would be welcome.