Questions tagged [calibration]

Questions about calibration of various 3D printer mechanics

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Slic3r under extrusion

For last two weeks I have been struggling with flow rate adjustments. I'm using an UM2, colorFabb XT 1.75mm and Slic3r. Before printing a test cube I made flow rate adjustments using the "Perimeter ...
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3D printer calibration test STLs?

Is there any well-known test set of 3D models that I can print out which will clearly show up the problems I need to work out in calibrating my 3D printer? Ideally, it would be either one or multiple ...
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Determining the temps and speeds for DIY printers?

I've been going down the learning road with two broken printers that I'm rebuilding with better parts and electronics. One thing that I've recognized is that there is a pretty low likelihood that any ...
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Prusa XI3 Extruder Calibration

I have done the calibration for the x, y, and z axis and everything works fine there. However when I went to do the calibration for extruder things got a little weird. The original number programmed ...
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Adjusting the Z end stop?

I have adjusted my z axis end stop via the paper test. However when I press to home all the axis the z axis hits the print bed moves it down slightly then goes to the postion I describe. Is this how ...
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Beginner in calibrating HE3D Prusa XI3

This is my first time calibrating my printer and I'm not sure where to start. The printer is running Repetier v0.91 firmware that came on the SD card that came with the printer. Anyway, the question ...
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What could be causing my y axis to slip?

Occasionally, while printing, my y axis will slip and the layer will, from that point forward, be shifted, ruining the print. What might be the causes of an axis slipping? I have tried cooling the ...
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Is it necessary to have both hot ends on a dual extruder printer at the same height?

I'm thinking of another extruder on my printer, and I'm curious about this one.... Is it necessary to have both hot ends on same height? Why yes / why not? (if there is not)
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How to configure Cura to run the Z probe before heating

I'm using Cura as my slicing/printing software and I just started using the BuildTak printing surface. The BuildTak is damaged by pushing a hot nozzle into it and my printer's (Robo3D R1+) ...
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How do I determine the acceleration value for my printer?

When the print head changes direction, the printer must accelerate and decelerate the print head. When calibrated correctly, the printer is able to do this quickly and without causing the printer to ...

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