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This page documents the steps that need to be taken to get your printer dialled in and calibrated for high-quality printing. It describes the most important steps, the things that you'll definitely need to do if you want to get good results - but there's a lot more info out there on the topic of calibration, and this guide can't cover it all. Check the [[#Resources | Resources]] section to see other guides on the topic.  
 
This page documents the steps that need to be taken to get your printer dialled in and calibrated for high-quality printing. It describes the most important steps, the things that you'll definitely need to do if you want to get good results - but there's a lot more info out there on the topic of calibration, and this guide can't cover it all. Check the [[#Resources | Resources]] section to see other guides on the topic.  
 
== Temperature PID ==
 
== Temperature PID ==
== Extruder Calibration ==
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== Z Offset ==
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*M851 Z-(VAL) to adjust offset
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== Steps per mm ==
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=== XYZ Axis Calibration ===
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http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:53668
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http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28109
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=== Extruder Calibration ===
 
* Heat up HotEnd
 
* Heat up HotEnd
 
* Measure and mark filament 90, 100 and 110mm from entry to extruder
 
* Measure and mark filament 90, 100 and 110mm from entry to extruder
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* Repeat process until error is acceptable
 
* Repeat process until error is acceptable
 
* Update value in firmware, recompile and re-upload
 
* Update value in firmware, recompile and re-upload
 
== Z Offset ==
 
== XYZ Axis Calibration ==
 
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:53668
 
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28109
 
  
 
== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==

Revision as of 01:14, 10 September 2015


Mark2 3D Printer


Introduction

This page documents the steps that need to be taken to get your printer dialled in and calibrated for high-quality printing. It describes the most important steps, the things that you'll definitely need to do if you want to get good results - but there's a lot more info out there on the topic of calibration, and this guide can't cover it all. Check the Resources section to see other guides on the topic.

Temperature PID

Z Offset

  • M851 Z-(VAL) to adjust offset

Steps per mm

XYZ Axis Calibration

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:53668 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28109

Extruder Calibration

  • Heat up HotEnd
  • Measure and mark filament 90, 100 and 110mm from entry to extruder
  • Request 100mm extrude
  • Check actual extruded distance against marks
 new_e_steps = old_e_steps * (100 / distance_actually_moved)
  • Update printer with values by GCODE
  • Repeat process until error is acceptable
  • Update value in firmware, recompile and re-upload

Resources

http://reprap.org/wiki/Calibration

http://reprap.org/wiki/Triffid_Hunter's_Calibration_Guide

http://prusaprinters.org/calculator/