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by Xerxes
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Delta grid calibration seems to be useless
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Delta grid calibration seems to be useless

This is an old thread but in case anyone comes here looking for solutions to similar problems.. Well, this may not have been your issue since you appear to use M500 to save your settings. But I recently found a "bug", or rather an error in smoothieware's example config file and wiki documentation fo...
by Xerxes
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Firmware
Topic: Solved ! Problem after Firmware Update
Replies: 10
Views: 3020

Re: Solved ! Problem after Firmware Update

The best firmware for the TLM printers is the latest one (edge branch) from smoothieware.org github repository. Instructions: http://smoothieware.org/flashing-smoothie-firmware Firmware: https://github.com/Smoothieware/Smoothieware/tree/edge/FirmwareBin Gist: Copy the file firmware.bin onto your sdc...
by Xerxes
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Little Monster calibration and configuration in 5 steps
Replies: 2
Views: 6185

Re: Little Monster calibration and configuration in 5 steps

The default acceleration is 5000mm/s^2 from the factory in the TLM's firmware configuration (config) file. This is pretty optimistic and too high. It results in ringing (ghosting)at some pretty slow speeds (60mm/s) A saner value is from 1500mm/s^2 to 2000mm/s^2. I have set mine to 1500mm/s^2 in firm...
by Xerxes
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tevo Seriously Need to take a hard look at themselves
Replies: 10
Views: 4593

Re: Tevo Seriously Need to take a hard look at themselves

Another follow up, going from the 1.8 degree steppers to 0.9 degree would result in a loss of torque and speed (and in increase in resolution.) Most printers are using 1.8 because they provide sufficient resolution, good speed, and higher torque. On the TLM I've noticed the upper limits of my effect...
by Xerxes
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tevo Seriously Need to take a hard look at themselves
Replies: 10
Views: 4593

Re: Tevo Seriously Need to take a hard look at themselves

I keep reviving this long dead thread, but I think this is worth a mention for anyone who read this far.. As to the MKS Sbase v1.3 board. The upgrade path of replacing the stepper drivers is really not worth doing.. IF you go to TMC2100's (1.25A max) then you might get quieter movement but you will ...
by Xerxes
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Delta grid calibration seems to be useless
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Delta grid calibration seems to be useless

The bed glass isn't the flattest thing in the world, but the glass generally averages out to be flat on my printer.. You didn't mention if you had the bed sticker on or not. Everyone's sticker bubbles over time and becomes impossible to put down a first layer. If you're using the bed sticker, remove...
by Xerxes
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Assembly tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 3544

Re: Assembly tips?

Update; I did remove all the connectors and it's a massive improvement. I use a bowden setup now 60cm.. I replaced the wiring with my own cable 28awg and 26awg for the heater, and wrapped it on the bowden tube with spiral cable sheath.. Really neat now..

I will write this up in a thread soon..
by Xerxes
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: What's your day job?

Ha ha, I guess this is a chance to show off something rare.. A 3D printing truck driver. To be fair I used to be a Unix systems admin, software engineer, and network engineer back in the day (2000-2010). Though most recently I have been working as a trucker! ;-) Ended up with a MC licence, and mobil...
by Xerxes
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATTN: Admin; guests cannot see attachments
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: ATTN: Admin; guests cannot see attachments

Found that email.. spam filter didn't like it, so at least I can confirm that is working, my mistake.
by Xerxes
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PEI For 3D Printer Beds
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Re: PEI For 3D Printer Beds

I've never had any luck with PEI (instantly destroyed even if i don't heat the bed) and found that buildtak works but wears out fairly quickly. The best surface I've ever used is heated glass coated with a filament specific adhesive. For ABS the best results are with 110C glass (all layers) and ABS ...