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by gmedlicott
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Size calibration error - I'm baffled!
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Size calibration error - I'm baffled!

Maybe try to rotate it 90' and print again. On my Folger FT5, the steps per unit was off in the firmware, causing an object to be correct in one orientation (say the x), but off in another (y). Or maybe a belt/stepper is slipping on or missing steps on one axis.
by gmedlicott
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Light weight cartrige for 2.85mm filament
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Light weight cartrige for 2.85mm filament

Sounds like a serious printer! What size nozzle and feed rates do you foresee? The extruder motor is sized to the pressure in the nozzle it has to overcome, which is a function of filament feed-rate and temperature, among other things. For high volume prints, a large 1.2mm nozzle reduces the back-pr...
by gmedlicott
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: 3D Printers
Topic: Size calibration error - I'm baffled!
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Size calibration error - I'm baffled!

If it is a simple rectangular box, Cura will tell you the exterior dimensions of that box in the lower right of the printer window, prior to printing the part. If that dimension isn't what you're expecting, the problem likely lies upstream with the Solidworks file or STL export.