- May 16, 2017 at 4:36 am #33733
I’ve been comparing the quality of prints on my mp3dp to my old makerfarm i3 prusa and noticed i’m not getting quite the same results. Overall the mp3dp is printing good but i’m getting slight vibrations/ringing on the exterior surface with the 3d printed lines on the exterior surface.
I thought it might have been my bed so I printed new bearing mounts and now that is much sturdier. But I printed another cube last night and I’m still getting the slight ringing. Anyways I went in and compared the firmware and noticed the acceleration settings on the mp3dp are 6 times as fast compared to the makerfarm prusa. mp3dp is set to “3000” where as makerfarm is set to 500. I’m going to adjust the settings and see what happens. I may try setting the mp3dp to “1500” and see what happens though.
I did notice however that the cura gcode estimates for the print time are more accurate on the mp3dp though. I guess the acceleration is more in line with their estimates because my makerfarm always takes longer then what cura estimates. Just a side note.
I’ll report back later and show a before and after……..May 16, 2017 at 5:09 am #33738
It doesn’t hurt to go lower. I made a post a while back explaining what I learned about G00/G01, and I talked about acceleration, max speed, and jerk.
You can actually get a higher total acceleration by going at an angle to x and y, so you might want to do test prints at an angle.May 16, 2017 at 8:21 am #33756
There will always be some sort of ringing, usually very very slight though, unless you are going extremely slow. Using mine at 32-35mm/s it is barely noticeable.
There is a trade off, higher speeds or higher accelerations for the same quality total print time. Detailed parts or high infill do best with slower print speed higher accel, large simple parts low infil benefit from high print speed low accel. All comes down to how many times it is going to turn.
How fast are you printing?May 16, 2017 at 2:04 pm #33772
I think it’s useful to point out that a hobby machine has different requirements than a production machine. Personally, it’s idle at least half the time, if not more, so I don’t mind if it takes longer to get better prints.May 16, 2017 at 2:10 pm #33776
That is kinda what I was trying to say.
Base your settings on the kind of prints you do. I do relatively small intricate prints, so I chose slow linear speed and high accel. But if I did larger prints I would do High linear speeds slower acceleration.
If the you were printing 3′ long boxes on a MPCNC high linear speed and low acceleration you would print faster with the same quality.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.