Custom built 3D printer from scratch

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Custom built 3D printer from scratch

Post by curtnorval » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:46 pm

Hi There,

I am a big fan of DIY. I bought all parts one after the other and started building my own 3D printer. Mine is a 12v RAMPS 1.6 Marlin driven 3D printer. I have gone through many videos and forums and finally was able to input my marlin firmware.

I did count the no of steps for X, Y, Z axis along with Extruder settings. It is 80, 80, 1600, 94.54 are the steps. ( i calculated everything set by set for extruder marking 100mm in the filament and making it extruder and retract)

Things that worked fine..

1. Homing is fine
2. Endstop settings are fine
3. All heating are fine

Things that did not work from the beginning

1. I wasn’t able to print anything with proper shapes. I am not sure if they are Layer shifting or may be worse than that
2. I downloaded the STL file from thingiverse and slice it with either matter control or cura with almost all permutations and combination.. nothing worked!!!
3. All my subjects are skewed taller!!! (Refer them below picture.. trust me i tried to print a Cali cat and it printed this!!! I have no idea where I did the mistake and
what settings I missed!!
4. Another issue is after about some time, the filament is not coming from extruder...
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Pls help

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Re: Custom built 3D printer from scratch

Post by matthewgrace » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:45 am

Progressing myself on the resolution of the issue by scrutinizing my printer carefully.

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