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tekkydave

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  1. I think you connect it to the z endstop connector not the probe connector. Config should be same as for x & y endstops I think.
  2. I tried having wheels in all 4 corners with 2 leadscrews in an earlier iteration. I still had some rocking of the bed which is why I went to 3 screws. Once I had that I found having 4 sets of wheels overconstrained the frame causing binding. So I removed the front wheels and everything was good. I think I might be backing out my lastest changes, although I'll keep the bigger 340x340mm bed.
  3. I will have to rethink this design. Because of the extra cross-piece of 4020 extrusion there is no longer sufficient 'flex' in the z carriage for the 3 screws to level it correctly. Especially when the 6mm plate is bolted on it tends to pull the plum couplers apart rather than level the bed.
  4. Z carriage is back in the frame. All running up/down very smoothly at 10mm/s. Next task is to measure & drill the 6mm plate.
  5. Some pics of progress so far Before: 3 leadscrew levelling of the frame with 4-point levelling of the bed (on weedy 3mm bolts) The new frame with new 300mm cross piece. This supports the centre-back leadscrew and bed mount and also adds some extra rigidity. The bed mounts are equidistant. Newly designed common leadscrew and bed mounting part. The bed will mount using M4 low-profile bolts to an M4 nut embedded in the part. With leadscrew nut fitted That's as far as I have got today. Next job is to fit the frame back into the printer and line up the screws. I'll drill the new plate once I'm happy with the screw positions and the levelling is working correctly.
  6. The D-Bot has been performing well since my last update. The only major change was to use optical X & Y endstops. I was using sensorless endstops which relied on detecting motors stalling as the carriages hit the endstops. It worked ok but was a bit noisy. I have been thinking a lot about bed levelling recently. I have 3 independent motors so the Duet can calibrate the leadscrews by probing the bed next to each leadscrew. It then uses G32 to automatically level the frame which the leadscrews are attached to. Despite this I still had 4-point levelling of the bed plate itself relative to the frame which sort of defeats the object. So... I have decided to redesign the bed plate mounting to be 3-point. Each of the mounting points will coincide with the lead screw positions. The 6mm plate will be mounted rigidly to the same part that the leadscrew nut is fitted to. This way the G32 bed calibration will level the plate correctly. I hope that makes sense I have bought a slightly larger plate 340x340x6mm as it needs to overlap the 20mm frame for mounting purposes. I haven't decided how I'm going to hold the 300x300mm glass plate in place yet but I want to get away from clips. I have also bought a new 300x300mm 750W 220V silicone heating pad. I don't fancy trying to peel the old one off the old plate - its well stuck down. I'll post some pics once I've edited them.
  7. Where does it say don't use PID for mains SSR control?
  8. Works fine on mine. I use a SSR.
  9. That's very strange. How thick is your Ali plate? I can't feel any difference between the top of the glass & surface of the heater below. Mine is completely open too. My heater is 750W 220V. Also, what type of glass? I'm using borosilicate.
  10. Do you have the thermistor set up correctly in config.g? It shouldn't be that far out. I have 6mm bed & 3mm glass and it reads within a few degrees difference top/bottom. From my config.g M305 P0 T100000 B3950 C0 R4700 ; Set thermistor + ADC parameters for heater 0 You have a different make heater to me so they may differ, but most of the silicone heaters are fairly similar. Also have you run a PID tune on the Bed? (M303 H0 P1 S60) Another thing you could try is printing all layers at same extruder temperature. Maybe some relative shrinkage going on and popping the print off.
  11. What temperature are you using. I generally print PLA at 210 or even 220. Seems to make it 'stickier'. Bed is 70 for first layer and 60 after that. I haven't had any issues if the glass is clean and nozzle at correct height. PLA seems to benefit from being well squished to the bed. HTH
  12. Just looked back at some old config files and before I upgraded to the Aero I had a noisy V6 clip-on fan like yours. I had this in my homez.g M106 P1 S0.75 ; Hotend Fan to 75% (reduce vibration) The positive thing I suppose is that your piezo is no longer being interfered with by any z axis movement noise
  13. Ok - how I do it: Firstly I have a macro that I run when I first turn on the printer: Calibrate (First Print) ; Warm Hotend and Bed T0 ; Select Tool 0 M104 S130 ; Set Tool 0 temperature to 130 - no wait M190 S60 ; Set Bed temperature to 60 - wait ; Clear Values G29 S2 ; Clear Mesh Compensation Values M290 R0 S0 ; Clear Baby-stepping ; Home all Axes G28 ; Bed levelling (G32) G30 P0 X10 Y50 Z-99999 ; probe near a leadscrew G30 P1 X290 Y48 Z-99999 ; probe near a leadscrew G30 P2 X148 Y284 Z-99999 S3 ; probe near a leadscrew and calibrate 3 motors ; Re-home z axis in case it has shifted G28 Z ; Mesh Compensation (G29) G29 S2 ; Clear Mesh Compensation Values G29 ; Run Mesh Compensation G1 Z30 F310 ; Move bed down G1 X150 Y145 F15600 ; Move to centre You only need the Bed levelling (G32) and the subsequent G28 Z if you are using 3 independent Z motors. This will create a heightmap.csv file on the Duet's SD card containing the shape of the bed. This can be loaded into memory by a G29 S1 command in the slicer start gcode. I have also removed all gcode from the slicer (Cura) config and put it in a macro on the Duet. That way it wont get lost if I upgrade/reinstall the slicer. Here are my macros for Cura: start-gcode M106 P0 S0 ; Start with the part cooling fan off M290 R0 S0 ; clear Babystepping G29 S1 ; Load Mesh Compensation Settings from file G1 Z5 F100 ; Raise Nozzle to 5mm G1 X20 Y20 F3600 ; Move to front-left of bed G21 ; metric values G90 ; absolute positioning M82 ; set extruder to absolute mode G92 E0 ; Reset Extruder Position G1 E-1.00000 F1800.00000 ; Retract 1mm G92 E0 ; Reset Extruder Position end-gcode M104 S0 ; turn off extruder temperature M140 S0 ; turn off bed temperature G28 X0 Y0 ; home X and Y axis M84 ; disable motors These can be referenced in cura's config like this. You will need to adjust the path depending on where you put them. I have a Cura and a Slic3r subdirectory in my macros folder on the Duet to keep things neat: M98 P/macros/Cura/start-gcode M98 P/macros/Cura/end-gcode Notice that I have removed any Homing Commands (G28) from the startup gcode. The printer should be homed and ready to go after running the Calibrate macro. If it needs re-homing as it will between prints I have another macro that handles it: Rehome (Subsequent Prints) ; Warm Hotend and Bed T0 ; Select Tool 0 M104 S130 ; Set Tool 0 temperature to 130 - no wait M190 S60 ; Set Bed temperature to 60 - wait ; Clear Values M290 R0 S0 ; Clear Baby-stepping ; Home all Axes G28 G1 Z30 F310 ; Move bed down G1 X150 Y145 F15600 ; Move to centre Thats it!
  14. Oops - just looked back and you have standard Titan, not Aero. Could well be noisy fan, I had trouble with that until I upgraded to Aero.
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