airsyspro
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Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:48 pm

Change Scale in Process Settings?

Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:19 am

I have a Delta printer that is off by 1.5% in the X and Y dimensions. I know I can correct this in the tool bar settings. However, sometimes I forget to do this as I also have another printer that is perfect. Is there a way to do it in the Edit Process Settings so it is permanent?

S3D-Jake
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Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Re: Change Scale in Process Settings?

Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:53 pm

Thanks for your question! You can currently use the model import actions options to scale all models you import by a certain percentage. I've moved this to feature requests as it's currently not possible to only do this on a printer by printer basis.
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gavatron3000
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Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:03 am

Scale added to profiles

Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:31 pm

Not sure if asked before but it would be excellent if I could assign a scale factor to different profiles to account for material shrinkage rates instead of having to do it each time I import a model.

nophead
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat May 16, 2020 8:09 am

Re: Change Scale in Process Settings?

Sat May 16, 2020 8:27 am

Indeed I have been looking for a scale factor. In Skeinforge I scale ABS by 1.0057 because that is how much my ABS shrinks when it cools down from bed temperature to room temperature. I got to this figure on a machine with ball screw axes so the positioning is spot on but objects come out about 0.6% too small. This is significant when you print something 200mm long.

mishazma
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Joined: Wed May 27, 2020 3:01 am

Re: Change Scale in Process Settings?

Wed May 27, 2020 3:10 am

Shrinkage compensation for ABS is very necessary. Moreover, a different scale factor for different materials. The horizontal size compensation available in the process settings is not suitable for this, since the size changes relatively.

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