tuning y-axis

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jjelier
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tuning y-axis

Post by jjelier »

Hi, I'm a proud owner of a Felix 2.0 since since 2 weeks. The printer works fine with small prints, although it is seems as if not all layers are aligned. This effect is getting worse with bigger prints. The difference is sometimes 2 or more millimeters compared with the previous layer. It seems to be the y-axis only. Any idea how I can tune the Y-axis. It is not running smoothly either. I can move the x-axis smoothly but the y-axis has significantly more resistance. Has someone tips to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Jos

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Post by seaton »

G'day Jos,
Congratulations, I've had mine only a little bit longer, prob by a week :)

I found that I needed to calibrate all axis including the extruder, there are plenty of tutorials out on the net, but basically you need to tell the axis to move X mm then measure how much it actually moved then you need to calculate how much it actually moved, the result is then updated in the firmware, make sure that you move it a decent amount, i.e. 100mm or so

I found that once I did this the quality of my prints improved dramatically, and I guess I'm always tweaking to get better results :)

I also moved to kisslicer as my slicer of choice, if you do you any other slicer other than the profile supplied then you also need to calibrate the flow of the extruder by doing a thin wall test and some fine tuning of actual x and y measurements, again there are plenty of information out there in the particular slicer forums.

As for the Y axis, make sure that belt is not too tight, or rubbing anywhere it shouldn't, move it slowly is it tighter in some places and not others? how have you got the cables routed? make sure these are not impacting on the stroke in any way.

Have you put dry lubricant on all your slides?
Stephen...

Felix 2.0 -> Felix 3.0 dual
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Post by hoolito »

Hi seaton,

Why did you move to Kisslicer? Are you satisfied?
Ever tried Slic3r?
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jjelier
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Post by jjelier »

Thank you for your tips Seaton.

I'll will calibrate all axis, haven't done that yet, this might solve it. Yes I used the recommended lubricant and I checked that no wire is rubbing anywhere. But I still think that the y-axis has too much resistance when moving it with my hand, especially during the start of the motion.

Thank you anyway!

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Post by seaton »

hoolito wrote:Hi seaton,

Why did you move to Kisslicer? Are you satisfied?
Ever tried Slic3r?
Im using Mac, and originally was not having much luck with the other slicers.

I'm finding very fast in slicing and very easy to use, very happy with it :) the only down side so far is it's not integrated in repeiter host so I have a couple of steps in the workflow before I get printing.
Stephen...

Felix 2.0 -> Felix 3.0 dual
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Post by hoolito »

Or you could make work of my post and get a RaspberryPi and control your Felix from a browser :lol:
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Post by seaton »

hoolito wrote:Or you could make work of my post and get a RaspberryPi and control your Felix from a browser :lol:
O I intend too :D
Stephen...

Felix 2.0 -> Felix 3.0 dual
Simplify3D Slicer, Kisslicer
Have you added your Felix to the Map? http://goo.gl/maps/HajnZ

http://blog.strobotics.com.au

jjelier
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Post by jjelier »

It's working! Thanks Seaton. The models I printed (phone case and test model) look really nice!

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Post by seaton »

jjelier wrote:It's working! Thanks Seaton. The models I printed (phone case and test model) look really nice!
Excellent, what did you end up doing?
Stephen...

Felix 2.0 -> Felix 3.0 dual
Simplify3D Slicer, Kisslicer
Have you added your Felix to the Map? http://goo.gl/maps/HajnZ

http://blog.strobotics.com.au

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