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by Calpoog
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First layer great. Tops, not so much.
Replies: 3
Views: 2560

Re: First layer great. Tops, not so much.

Number of top layers isn't really the issue. I'm not seeing infill underneath, I'm just seeing the previous 100% (still top layer) layer. I'll get back to you with infill extrusion width later when I can check my settings at home. But does infill extrusion width affect top (100% fill) layers? I glos...
by Calpoog
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First layer great. Tops, not so much.
Replies: 3
Views: 2560

First layer great. Tops, not so much.

I took a lot of advice from the forums to perfect a nice first layer. I even printed little test boxes to measure wall thickness to make sure the extrusion multiplier was correct. These 1 line thick walls and the floor (to test first layer) didn't prove another issue though. Top layers (or filled la...
by Calpoog
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 81761

Re: nema17 dampers

I ordered two of the dampers and mine come with a significant amount of the rubber molded out onto the mating faces of the metal (the face that goes against the motor and the other face that goes against the M2 chassis). Should I slice this off or will it not have any effect? The original link insta...
by Calpoog
Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Software
Topic: If speed were adjustable by factors other than layer
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Re: If speed were adjustable by factors other than layer

Yea I've tried that as a workaround. It helps some. The most helpful is just slowing the print, which is something I'm not always willing to sacrifice to help the corners. Also there's the unfortunate side effect of if I didn't design it, I don't have a choice in the matter :lol:
by Calpoog
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Visualizing 3D Printed Thread Dimensions
Replies: 20
Views: 14302

Re: Visualizing 3D Printed Thread Dimensions

I did the perfect first layer thing, just with the naive approach of using the 0.25mm feeler gauge with the assumption that that height was essentially the first layer height instead of it being a default gap accounted for by the machine. That's why I had to set the global z-offset in my settings to...
by Calpoog
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Software
Topic: If speed were adjustable by factors other than layer
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Re: If speed were adjustable by factors other than layer

Really? I've tried lowering the default acceleration and that doesn't seem to change much. I had it at 600 and was only printing at 80mm/sec and still got significant ringing at corners.
by Calpoog
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Software
Topic: If speed were adjustable by factors other than layer
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

If speed were adjustable by factors other than layer

I was thinking about this today (and I'm not sure of the possibility of something like a plugin for S3D or another slicer), but I would love for speed to be adjustable by a factor other than layer. For instance: change in drawing angle. It's frustrating sometimes to sacrifice time for quality of cor...
by Calpoog
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Visualizing 3D Printed Thread Dimensions
Replies: 20
Views: 14302

Re: Visualizing 3D Printed Thread Dimensions

I did work through the Rev E beginners guide. But I guess I may be a bit more confused now... According to the perfect first layer post let's say my layer heights are supposed to be 0.25. Why then do I do z-height adjustments (with M500 and whatnot) after having gone through the entire bed leveling ...
by Calpoog
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Visualizing 3D Printed Thread Dimensions
Replies: 20
Views: 14302

Re: Visualizing 3D Printed Thread Dimensions

Yep, quick start app on the Rev E machine using a new metal 0.25mm feeler gauge!
by Calpoog
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Visualizing 3D Printed Thread Dimensions
Replies: 20
Views: 14302

Re: Visualizing 3D Printed Thread Dimensions

I took your advice from another thread and set the z-offset to the difference between the desired 2mm and the 2.17mm it came out. That made the first layer nice and flat and shiny and actually connected! It also made the height 2mm exactly. However, I do wonder (-0.17mm offset seems like a lot) that...