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Posted (edited) · Qubea QD-1X is not printing

i have Qubea QD-1X printer.

With Kisslicer ( 5D absolute E Gcode ) everything is fine except there are 2 issues that bother me.

1. crowning gap, gap that i can see to on kisslices

photo : gap at the trunk corner behind the cabin.

2. visible seams




so i decided to give cura slicer a try but my printer just wont start print anything.

i copied the start and end gcode from kiss to cura.

it can heat the bed , heat the nozzle , home all axis. after that the nozzle is going down to print area but it wont print anything. just stay in the middle of the bed.


what Gcode flavour should i use ?

Tried marlin & reprap but still not working.


please help.

Thank you

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    Posted (edited) · Qubea QD-1X is not printing

    i will post my startup gcode on Sunday because i forgot to bring my laptop with me.

    anyway these are the photos of the machine. i got this machine a couple months ago but it was built 7 years ago.

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    Posted · Qubea QD-1X is not printing

    OK.  On Sunday it is.

    They are Delta printers, and so probably Origin at Center.  Quebea is gone as you probably noticed.  Since you can get it/them to move and print with KissSlicer then they should work with Cura.

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    Posted · Qubea QD-1X is not printing

    Hi, Sorry for the late reply , i  just got home.


    This is the Start Gcode i got from the developer.


    ; [mm] mode
    ; absolute mode
    M42 P7 S100
    M190 S<BED>
    M42 P6 S160
    M42 P6 S255
    M109 S<TEMP>
    M42 P7 S255


    and this is the End Gcode


    M104 S0
    M140 S0
    M42 P6 S0
    M106 S0
    M42 P7 S0


    do you see anything wrong sir ?



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    Posted · Qubea QD-1X is not printing

    Some of the Start Gcode won't work with Cura.  I'm leaving in the M42 lines although at this point I don't think we know what is connected to those "pins" on your mainboard.

    The G28 in your ending gcode has to go.  It's never a good idea to drop the nozzle when there is a print on the bed.


    Copy and paste this in as your StartUp Gcode in Cura Machine Settings:


    ;Start Gcode

    G21 ;metric
    G90 ; absolute mode

    M82 ;absolute extrusion
    G28 ;Home all axes
    M42 P7 S100 ;set pin state of pin 7 to 100
    M190 S{material_bed_temperature_layer_0} ;heat the bed and wait for it
    M109 S{material_print_temperature_layer_0} ;heat the hot end and wait for it

    M42 P6 S160 ;set pin state of pin 6 to 160
    M42 P6 S255 ;set pin state of pin 6 to 255

    M106 S0 ;start with the layer cooling fan off.
    G28 ;auto-home again
    M42 P7 S255 ;set pin state of pin 7 to 255

    G1 F1800 Z10 ;move the nozzle up away from the build plate


    ;End of Start Gcode



    Copy and paste this in as your Ending Gcode



    ; Ending Gcode


    G91 ;Relative positioning

    G1 E-2 F2700 ;Retract a bit

    G1 E-2 Z0.2 F2400 ;Retract and raise Z

    G0 X5 Y5 F3000 ;Wipe out

    G0 Z10 ;Raise Z more

    G90 ;Absolute positioning

    G0 X0 Y{machine_depth} ;Present print

    M106 S0 ;Turn-off fan

    M104 S0 ;Turn-off hotend

    M140 S0 ;Turn-off bed

    M220 S100 ;reset feed rate to 100%

    M221 S100 ;reset flow rate to 100%

    M84 X Y E ;Disable all steppers but Z so the nozzle doesn't drift down


    ;The End


    The words/phrases in curly brackets are Cura keywords.  Cura will replace them with the actual values when the gcode is put together.  That's why "M109 S<TEMP>" didn't work.  Wrong word and no curly brackets.  So your hot end and bed didn't heat up.

    You can bring a simple model like a calibration cube into Cura.  Use the scale tool to make it 1mm tall.  Slice it and print the gcode to see how it goes.

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    Posted (edited) · Qubea QD-1X is not printing

    I copied and paste both the start and ending gcode. everything works perfectly !! I really appreciate your help. Thank you so much 😊


    this is the result of my 1st benchy printed with cura. overall is good, just need a slight tweaking.


    material : ABS







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    Posted · Qubea QD-1X is not printing


    Nice.  Don't bother trying to tweak that line on the hull that is at the height of the deck.  Can't be done.  I think doctoral thesis have been written on it.

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