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by dhardyuk
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Control Board
Topic: GT2560 extension board melted
Replies: 17
Views: 5873

Re: GT2560 extension board melted

Hi, Did this get sorted out? There are a couple of ways I can think of that this could have happened accidentally; the pictures look to me like the current through in the terminal was too high maybe caused by the bed contacts (on the underside of the bed) shorting through one of the clips (that hold...
by dhardyuk
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Feedback&Suggestion
Topic: Mk8 extruder adjustment on I3 Aluminum printer
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Re: Mk8 extruder adjustment on I3 Aluminum printer

Hi Bang, I changed the original filament drive gear to one with fewer, more defined, teeth. That improved things a little but the tension spring was still not strong enough to pull filament smoothly off the spool and push it through the hot end. In the end I changed the whole filament feeder for an ...
by dhardyuk
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Feedback&Suggestion
Topic: Mk8 extruder adjustment on I3 Aluminum printer
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Re: Mk8 extruder adjustment on I3 Aluminum printer

Hi Bang When the extruder is at 180 degrees I can push the filament fairly easily. When printing I can improve the flow by pushing the filament. I have adjusted the steps per mm and increased the current to the stepper without any improvement. The extruder just doesn't push the filament through as i...
by dhardyuk
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Feedback&Suggestion
Topic: Mk8 extruder adjustment on I3 Aluminum printer
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Mk8 extruder adjustment on I3 Aluminum printer

Hi there, I bought this printer on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232228378933 I've received the 3d printer and assembled it. Unfortunately the test prints I have made show that the filament isn't extruding smoothly and there is no tension adjustment on the extruder. The extruder that was supplied ...