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by helibrdr
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Feature Request: Smooth top finish / Extrusion width
Replies: 13
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Re: Feature Request: Smooth top finish / Extrusion width

Setting multiple processes is fine if you have very discrete upward/downward facing flat surfaces. If you have multiples at different heights with multiple parts per build platform that would be quite tedious. A checkbox would be much more convenient.
by helibrdr
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Backlash Compensation
Replies: 14
Views: 13350

Re: Backlash Compensation

If you want to calculate the backlash in your system you can use this part/calculations.... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5745 . Run the part with no scaling, calculate backlash and rerun the part. From that you can calculate any scaling factor due to material shrinkage/stepper issues.
by helibrdr
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Backlash Compensation
Replies: 14
Views: 13350

Re: Backlash Compensation

Backlash is the play or lash due to any gap in between two moving parts.. For example in between two gears if they do not mesh tightly you can move one gear slightly before it starts moving the other gear. This is commonly used in machine tools or anything else driven by gears/belts. For my Makerbot...
by helibrdr
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Backlash Compensation
Replies: 14
Views: 13350

Backlash Compensation

I can't find any settings for Backlash Compensation in the Process Window. Is there a way to add it in the Scripts tab?

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