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mschauer
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Re: Pro 1 discussion

Post by mschauer »

hi,

everyone knows how works the z axis sensor ? on my pro 1 , i have permanently the message "z-sensor triggered".
that will prints and calibration im possible.

thx

kerog
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Post by kerog »

danielkschneider wrote:
dhatw wrote:I was reading the PRO 1 manual and it says that you need to use PLA to do a calibration (I think it for the heads), can anyone confirm this please. I have no intention of ever printing with PLA, so I certainly don't want to by any.
That may be referring to the FelixBuilder dual head calibration, which assumes PLA temperatures.

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Post by dhatw »

kerog wrote:
danielkschneider wrote:
dhatw wrote:I was reading the PRO 1 manual and it says that you need to use PLA to do a calibration (I think it for the heads), can anyone confirm this please. I have no intention of ever printing with PLA, so I certainly don't want to by any.
That may be referring to the FelixBuilder dual head calibration, which assumes PLA temperatures.
Thanks Kerog, yes it is. I suppose I could manually edit the settings for another type of filament. The problem is I had planned to pretty much only print nylon on my Pro 1. Do you have a Pro 1? If so, how is it working out. I am still waiting on mine.

Dhatw.

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Post by dhatw »

Can anyone tell me how the auto calibration on the Pro 1 works (I don't have my Pro 1 yet). Does it use a mechanical or conductive method to sense the bed? I intend to print nylon and I am finding that Garolite is recommended as a bed material. I do not know if this will work with the auto-calibration if I stick this on top of the aluminum bed.

Thanks, Dhatw.

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Post by dhatw »

Got my PRO 1 yesterday. Just had enough time to open assemble an admire. Very well put together. I am hoping I don't have to work this weekend so I can give it a try.

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Post by dhatw »

First print on my Pro 1. Went well. Orbi-Tech Smart ABS.
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250C Ext and 90C bed with Pritt Power Stick
250C Ext and 90C bed with Pritt Power Stick

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Post by kerog »

dhatw wrote:Can anyone tell me how the auto calibration on the Pro 1 works (I don't have my Pro 1 yet). Does it use a mechanical or conductive method to sense the bed? I intend to print nylon and I am finding that Garolite is recommended as a bed material. I do not know if this will work with the auto-calibration if I stick this on top of the aluminum bed.

Thanks, Dhatw.
It's a pressure sensor. The extruders are mounted on flexures that double as handles to pull out and snap in. When the tip makes contact with the bed, it deflects the flexure, changing a voltage and tripping the Z stop. So bed material is irrelevant. However, it does mean that the autolevel (and regular Z home) has to be done while the nozzle is hot, so that what is being detected is the nozzle itself, not a glob of filament on the end. This also means a dab of melted filament may be deposited at each point where the autoleveling is done. Once the three measurements are made, motors adjust the two right-hand points of the bed support triangle to achieve the correct level. So it's a physical auto-leveling of the bed itself, as opposed to the Printrbot autolevel which uses an inductive probe and then adjusts the nozzle Z height as a function of X and Y to compensate.

The Z home process heats up the tip to a set temp (150C) and then does the actual home command. Don't know if Nylon is sufficiently soft at 150C; if not, you might have to make a firmware adjustment to change the 150C set point to something higher.

All of the above info is based on using a prototype Pro 1.

-Keith

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Post by dhatw »

That's awesome Keith, thank you. Good point about the nylon temperature, I'm about to make a test print with Taulman Alloy 910 and that may be an issue. I will pre heat the hot end and turn it back up if it let's me when the auto levelling routine starts.

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Post by dhatw »

My first dual head print (ever).
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Just a 30x30 multicoloured cube.
Just a 30x30 multicoloured cube.

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Post by danielkschneider »

I wrote down some of my experience with the Felix Pro 1. Unfortunately, so far, I did not find time for printing some benchmark pieces.

http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Felix_Pro_1_3D_printer

Of interest (you decide): Ease of use (including self-calibration), reliability of longer prints, objects with a large flat bottom, things to improve in Felix Builder, support of "limp" TPE...

- cheers ! Daniel

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