That helped a lot. that explains the second article I linked. If he were to test torque of say 1/32nd step instead of at the full step mark it would be less. Awesome thank you.
I will spend my efforts on testing the z axis and probably ship them at a different step rate now.
I think the x and y could use a little accel tuning as well.
Thank you for the lesson and motivation.
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