- mcmasterpParticipantJuly 28, 2016 at 11:18 amPost count: 56
I have been battling an issue on my reprap based printer where things seem to lean even though bed is level. I releveled bed again before trying a print of the new roller parts. It’s straight in one direction but in the opposite axis it’s a bit off. Any suggestions or ideas? Here’s a pic is it unusable?
Attachments:vicious1KeymasterJuly 28, 2016 at 11:32 amPost count: 2657
Probably best not to use that. That means your z axis is not perpendicular to your x and Y. If it is a prusa style it is easy to fixmcmasterpParticipantJuly 28, 2016 at 12:01 pmPost count: 56
Nice. That makes sense. A waste of two printed parts but oh well. Thanks as always looking, I’ll report backmcmasterpParticipantJuly 30, 2016 at 2:27 pmPost count: 56
As usual spot on with the advice. Not sure when things got out of wack buy it adjust the support struts till it was right. Thank you. Finishing the middle and z parts now. Safety orange was laying around so that’s the colorvicious1KeymasterJuly 30, 2016 at 2:46 pmPost count: 2657
I’m starting to get a fondness for the not matching machines, makes me feel like no extra money was spent just to make it pretty. Whatever was on hand was used, I love it! I got told last night that I should do a redesign just to make it look better, and my business would increase….mismatched colors is kinda the opposite of that!JohnParticipantJuly 30, 2016 at 4:19 pmPost count: 128
In the realm of ‘do it yourself’. You also have to watch for making it so nice looking people don’t think they can do it themselves… I picked this over the ox based on just how simple it looked to do as well as forum support…
So. Don’t beautify it too much… 🙂
(This advice is probably worth every penny you paid for it, but not much more).mcmasterpParticipantJuly 30, 2016 at 4:49 pmPost count: 56
Yeah I hear ya. I picked this after banging my head on a wall trying to get a mydiycnc.com kit to do anything. I slowly upgraded and wasted money till I saw this project. I instantly knew it was the right path and the $500 price tag beat the $1200 plus $2000 I had already wasted. Add on the fact that I had some usable parts like the electronics and steppers so the price was so right. I built a lrg and sturdy 2×4 table and the machine size of 3ftx4ft which gives me just about 2ftx3ft cut size. Day one it worked better than anything I had ever experienced.
I added an led spindle light and laser cross hairs as well as well as dust collector and my favorite, a 2w laser connected to the mist relay on controller and using a custom laser post processor for vetric that a machinist I met online made. I had given him some basic help on how I was manually converting code for our controllers and he rolled it up into an awesome add on. Now it’s a breeze to laser.
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