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BenD
 BenD
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How Can I Quiet This Thing Down?!?

My printer is driving me crazy, during fairly quick XY movements it vibrates the Z axis frame.  If I put just a tiny amount of torque on the upper right hand side of the Z frame it quiets down perfectly.  Everything is tight and aligned.  Has anyone had a similar issue and solved it?

Posted : 06/01/2021 10:02 pm
bobstro
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RE: How Can I Quiet This Thing Down?!?

Try setting the printer down on a solid surface (e.g. a concrete floor) and see if the noise is reduced. It's possible you're getting resonant vibrations off the surface the printer sits on which can lead to amplification of the noise. Stefan of CNC Kitchen has videos on reducing printer vibrations that are well worth watching:

Key points are:

  • The trick to reducing printer mechanical noise is to increase mass.

  • Mounting the printer on a heavy surface such as a 17x17 inch paver stone adds mass.

  • Acoustically coupling the printer to the mass maximizes the vibration dampening effect. Do not isolate the printer from the base. Felt non-isolating feet work well.

  • De-couple the printer mass from the resonating surfaces. Isolating foam or Sorbothane feet work well to keep any remaining vibration from being transmitted into the flat supporting surfaces.

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Posted : 06/01/2021 10:16 pm
BenD
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Topic starter answered:
RE: How Can I Quiet This Thing Down?!?

I have the printer on a lack table with a 18 x 18 paver on top.  I'm trying to post a video but can't get it to attach.

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Posted : 06/01/2021 10:51 pm
BenD
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Topic starter answered:
RE: How Can I Quiet This Thing Down?!?

Posted : 06/01/2021 11:31 pm
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