Saturday, August 23, 2008

Growing a Part

Tightened up the X and Y axes a bit to keep the head from wobbling. Started on a motor bracket...

After a few layers, the Y axis skewed and I had to stop the build. Two things seem to be happening here:

1. I've set the layer height too small. After a few layers, the nozzle is dragging through the work.
2. The Y belts are too loose, causing them to skip off their drive pulleys under load.

The net effect is that the build runs fine for a few layers, then slips in the Y direction.

Tightened the belts and adjusted ExtrusionHeight. Will try again in the morning.

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