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nmday
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Possible X axis print problem

Hi There, 

I've just finished assembling and calibrating my printer, and my first attempt at printing came out..."funny".  Please see the attached photo.  One interesting thing is that the edges seem pretty good, but the fill is skewed in X. 

I've checked the belt tension on the X axis and its at 245.  There's no obvious slipping.    I'm close to the tightest setting on my adjustment.

Any suggestions are most appreciated!

Posted : 07/04/2020 11:59 pm
karl-herbert
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RE: Possible X axis print problem
Posted by: @nmday

Hi There, 

I've just finished assembling and calibrating my printer, and my first attempt at printing came out..."funny".  Please see the attached photo.  One interesting thing is that the edges seem pretty good, but the fill is skewed in X. 

I've checked the belt tension on the X axis and its at 245.  There's no obvious slipping.    I'm close to the tightest setting on my adjustment.

Any suggestions are most appreciated!

 

I would check again if all axes move freely and possibly loose pulleys. Reduce the feed rate for infill. The belt tension seems to be ok.

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 08/04/2020 12:16 am
nmday
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Possible X axis print problem

@karl-herbert

I think it was a loose pulley!  Thanks for the tip...I really cranked it down and things seem to be working better...

Posted : 08/04/2020 12:33 am
nmday
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Possible X axis print problem

Muuuuch better! Thanks again for your help!

Posted : 08/04/2020 2:21 am
karl-herbert
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RE: Possible X axis print problem

@nmday

Both screws should be well tightened and the first screw should be oriented at the flat point on the shaft. I wouldn't use glue like Loctite, otherwise you will have problems loosening the screws.

happy printing!

Statt zu klagen, dass wir nicht alles haben, was wir wollen, sollten wir lieber dankbar sein, dass wir nicht alles bekommen, was wir verdienen....
Posted : 08/04/2020 2:25 am
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