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  1. So I just did another test print and it's SOOOOOO much better after the z-axis calibration. I believe my problem is in my assumption that I have it calibrated well. It's still a bit confusing because it doesnt have an issue printing some things but other things it messes up on. So I think my next step is going to be to REALLLY REALLY spend a good amount of energy getting the X , Y and Extruder amounts. These things are all things that I calibrated before, but perhaps my level of calibration was not sufficient. thanks again!
  2. Thanks for the advice, Gr5. i actually do use pronterface, I have used it several times. Last night I calibrated my z-axis using a micrometer gauge that I had previously printed and adapter 4 which basically, let me calibrated it down to a few 100ths of a millimeter. It's pretty damn on point right now. When I say move 1mm it moves between 1.003 mm +/- 0.008 mm I cant get it much better than that. this printer is actually a year or two old and so i'm sure there is enough wear and tear that i'm not gonna get it calibrated to much more precise than that. Interestingly enough both Cura and Pr
  3. So , I just test printed a precision block, and your absolutely right, I took a flash light and squatted and watched it at close inspection and I could see the print head was at least 2x the thickness of the extruded filament above the part. I guess I will read up more on z-axis adjustment. It's just very strange, because it seems like other things print perfectly , such as the robot and cylinder? as well as a set of test blocks that I printed. Any advice?
  4. For my cura settings, I'm using Marlin firmware so I'm pretty sure it's RepRap Gcode. Also I have a 0.04mm extruder (at least thats what I ordered when I bought the nozzle) And I am using 1.75mm filament and thats what I set in the settings. I will say that they cylinder i printed which was supposed to measure 2 inches was a bit off, however i contributed that to me speeding up the print and shrinkage.
  5. Well, I did "Calibrate" the Z-axis in Marlin firmware and it seemed to move pretty accurately. Such that a 10mm movement signal would cause it to move 10.08mm. I have repurposed Repicator2x, basically my Repicator 2x destroyed it self so I rewired it using an Azteeg board. I had to replace a bunch of 24v stuff for 12v but otherwise it's still got all the same motion control items in it. IE Steppers, drive mechanisms and such. On another note, a I have printed a few tall objects such, really small things. Such as a 5mm cylinder that is 2 inches tall. And the Cura test robot print. So i
  6. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0omauD4yWkMWk91RUhXdFNSNVFodUR6RlhCM0hDUDJtNzk4/view https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0omauD4yWkMMEYzRHhCNkpGbXZsSWtfeURmZ2ZCMUJrMVpF/view Can someone tell me, does this look like I'm having a problem with my azteeg3x controller board getting hot? The first picture is the bottom first few layers, but after that I end up with the second picture which looks like it just decided to haphazardly put infill where ever. It crazy because it prefectly prints small test cubes or geometrics shapes, and also the cura test robot print. But large prints it fails. I
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