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December 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm #1167
Hi Dan, do you have a tuning/calibration guide specific to this printer? I’ve seen references to other guides using different firmware/software to get the job done which is fine if you want to spend time translating from Marlin to Repetier or MatterHacker to Repetier. It would be great if C3D would write something up that is specific to their own printer instead of relying on 3rd party generic instructions. If I missed the instructions somewhere I apologize.December 28, 2019 at 2:27 am #1281 I’m using these instructions here, at least they’re using Repetier. The values I’m getting for the extruder seem a bit off only because I would think the values in the firmware would be correct because you are dealing with a known quantity, that is you know the stepper micro stepping is set to 16x, the gear for the extruder is a known gear ratio…why, when I request an extrusion of 100mm would I only get 51.43mm? The firmware was set to 417.5 steps per mm, which seems right, I’ve seen you mention that number elsewhere. In order to get a 100 mm extrusion I needed to up the steps per mm to 820.63, also I needed to put in a value of -100 to get the extruder to extrude not retract. Something seems off but I’m probably wrong although having to enter a negative value to get a positive extrusion doesn’t seem right. A good write up in the manual would do wonders here https://www.instructables.com/id/Calibrating-your-3D-printer-using-minimal-filament/December 29, 2019 at 4:43 am #1282 Hmmm, if you’re getting the wrong amount of filament out of your extruder, 100% the problem is you’ve not set the microstepping jumpers under the stepper drivers. Please check around page 75 of the CURRENT manual as these settings have changed during the past year.
You should not need to diverge from the set values much at all. Around 417 is the correct value.
You are correct. We do use repetier firmware. We also use generic components such as the hotend and extruders.
I’ll consider adding this detail to the manual despite the fact this has been documented with excellent relevance in countless other places.December 29, 2019 at 7:22 pm #1283Quote:
100% the problem is you’ve not set the microstepping jumpers under the stepper drivers.
I’m pretty sure I did set the jumpers, here is a photo of my settings.
[attachment=0]drv8825 jumpers.jpg [/attachment]December 29, 2019 at 8:26 pm #1284 They all look correct. Now if you replace those drivers run M502 then M500 to clear the settings and load defaults, your extruder should be set to run at 417.5 steps per mm. Extruding 100mm from the LCD should now extrude the correct amount.
Let me know how you go.December 30, 2019 at 12:47 am #1285
That didn’t fix the feed rate. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ I reset to 417.5 and the extrusion was cut in half 100 input 51.36 output
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[attachment=1]Screen Shot 2019-12-29 at 4.32.13 PM.png [/attachment]January 4, 2020 at 9:40 pm #1286 Any suggestions on how to proceed? I’m getting over-extrusion with my current settings 820.63 and yet the amount of filament extruded from the titan extruder matches the input. I’ve had to dial back the extrusion multiplier to .75 in s3d to get to a finished print but it’s still too much. Again if I set to
417.5 steps/mm the extruded filament is cut in half, 100 input 51.36 output.
[attachment=0]IMG_1065.jpg [/attachment]January 8, 2020 at 7:34 pm #1287 Sorry about the late reply. Bloody posts going to spam filter. It sounds like your hardware settings are working. Here are the software settings which could be effecting over extrusion :
Nozzle diameter (too big)
Retraction (is motor skipping -listen for beeps on retracts. If so, slow retraction speed or lower retraction acceleration in EEPROM until beeping stops.
Extra filament after retract
Extra filament in tool change
Extrusion multiplier (in your slicer)
Line width and height.
And only because I know you’ll probably do it : Linear Advance. (You’ll need to enable it in firmware first). Post a new thread if you’d like help with that.
Let me know if any of this helps. If not I’ll help you get to the bottom of it.January 13, 2020 at 3:57 pm #1288
Any guidance on what I should be looking at to fix this? I’ve calibrated all the axes, the steppers per Dan’s instructions, the extruders(although the settings are a bit odd but the extrusion is correct). There was some obvious step skipping on the X axis in the print. I have the extrusion mult. set to .8 with a layer height of .02, .04 nozzle.
[attachment=1]IMG_1074.jpg [/attachment] [attachment=0]IMG_1077.jpg [/attachment]January 13, 2020 at 8:04 pm #1289 Hi Phongshader I’m sure you’re following this.
Those pictures look like they’re way way over extruded causing layer shift from bed moving or part moving usually because the nozzle is catching. This layer shift is different from typical skipped steps as the shift is gradual, rather than big obvious chunky shifts. I have a feeling the key here may be to set the steps per mm back to 417.5 with 16x microstepping 1.0 multiplier and ignore the fact that manual extrusion does strange things with MM firmware.
By the way, while that was printing, could you hear the nozzle dragging over the print during travel moves?January 14, 2020 at 2:13 pm #1290
I will switch back to 417.5 steps to test and yes I can hear the dragging across the print at times.
Thanks for your help!January 14, 2020 at 7:04 pm #1291
No probs. Let me know how you go.January 15, 2020 at 2:44 pm #1292 Something funny happened when I reverted to the “correct” steps/mm for the extruder…it was extruding the correct amount, not half. I don’t know what happened but I messed around with those settings for a week and could never get them right and then last night it worked. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
The print has gotten much better but could still improve.
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The supports under the center of the wheel printed but then failed as soon as the wheel started to print on the supports.
[attachment=0]IMG_1081.jpg [/attachment]January 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm #1293 Still looks a bit over extruded. Please reduce the extrusion Multiplier by 5%. In terms of your supports, small fine supports are a recipient for disaster. Try increasing the support size to give it more footing and print with a brim 0cm from the parts to give the supports a nice pad to help with adhesion to the bed. A few support base layers also wouldn’t hurt. I’m sure there are a few videos on customising supports in simplify3d that would hurt to watch.January 21, 2020 at 3:35 am #1294 The print quality is getting better, these are printed with a raft and a multiplier of .95. I’ve run into an anomaly…I don’t know if this is a slicer issue or a printer issue. If you look at the attached photos you’ll see that the printer is not laying down circles but circles with a small flat sides on the y axis. These flat sides are not present in the slicer simulation.
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