Wavy Vertical Walls in Build

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sam
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Wavy Vertical Walls in Build

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Hi there,

Starting to get a wave developing in the vertical walls of our builds. See photo.

It happens on 0.2mm and 0.1mm res and seems to be getting more pronounced. Any thoughts?

Cheers
Sam
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seaton
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Post by seaton »

Try and determine if its along the X or Y Axis. maybe print a 10 x 10 x 5 calibration cube

Is more than likely a belt tension or a loose pulley issue.

Stephen...
Stephen...

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sam
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Post by sam »

Just done a calibration cube.

It's more severe in the X direction (extruder movement) but also noticeable in the Y direction (bed movement).

We've never re-tensioned the belts. It's likely they' wearing in a bit. How do you retension and check the pulleys' please?

Many thanks

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Post by seaton »

Check the motor pulley grub screw hasn't become loose so check with the correct allen Key and re-tighten as required.

As for belt tension, by pressing your finger on the belt it should have a bit of give, but still be taut but not real tight, hard to explain, but you don't want to over tighten the belt tension too much else you might stretch or break the steel strands inside the timing belt and then require a replacement.

I suggest you download the assembly instructions to see where you need to adjust for belt tension. More than likely it will be your motor drive pulley's have come loose.

Stephen
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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