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by Xray965
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Bug Reports
Topic: Machine Z and Software Z
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Machine Z and Software Z

Been trying to figure this part out. When setting up a new machine for the first time, do I need to setup Z on the machine first, or do I just set everything on the software ? Since what I have today is first layer height at 1% and the machine set a 0.865. Feels like am doing something wrong ? In ot...
by Xray965
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: First few layers after raft shrink in
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Re: First few layers after raft shrink in

After testing there is more settings to work with using raft and trial and error, whereas if your objective is to hold down the part to the heat bed for preventing part lift off especially with ABS, and not using any glue to the bed, then I would suggest using the skirt brim and offset it to the tol...
by Xray965
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: First few layers after raft shrink in
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Re: First few layers after raft shrink in

Having the exact same problem here if I got down to the limits of the raft adhesion level between the raft and part it will bind and or not bind, there is a compromise as mentioned earlier, you will notice that the first 3 layers shrink relative to the raft adhesion limit, increasing or decreasing t...
by Xray965
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Gaps In Floor Outlines
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Gaps In Floor Outlines

Before trying to get your software tweaked, may I suggest that you get your bed level first, by just printing a single layer square on all corners will tell you if your printer is absolute in terms of build or may need some mechanical tweaks to get things level, then try another print and see. I hav...
by Xray965
Sun May 28, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Tips
Topic: Auto vs Manual extrusion width
Replies: 24
Views: 109345

Re: Auto vs Manual extrusion width

Extrusion Width - Auto: All it does it take your nozzle setting and multiply that by 1.2. Nothing magic here. For best print results, it is often recommended that your extrusion width be at least 1.2 times your nozzle width. This sets the width of the plastic printed for your model to be 0.48 mm fo...

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