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by rotormansa
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Configuration Profiles Sharing
Topic: Cura 4.8 profile for A30T
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Cura 4.8 profile for A30T

Is there a profile for the A30T for Cura 4.8? I spotted one for the A30 created by William about a year ago for Cura 4.4 but would like to have profiles for the A30T. Perhaps I have to create a ticket to get this? Also, is there a work around to get Cura 4.8 from crashing? The Arachne Engine Alpha v...
by rotormansa
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: Cura profile file for A30T
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Cura profile file for A30T

Is there profiles for Cura? I have the profiles for repetier but in some cases Cura would nice.
by rotormansa
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: A30T different colors on same layers
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: A30T different colors on same layers

Don't have the printer yet but have been reading, experimenting and viewing the gcode files. It appears you must make two (or more) objects and bring them into Cura (or another slicer that supports multiple extruders). Each object gets an exclusive extruder assigned to it (color), then after assigni...
by rotormansa
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: A30T different colors on same layers
Replies: 1
Views: 36

A30T different colors on same layers

I have not received my A30T yet, still in transit, but I am trying to understand how to slice an object so different colors (material) is used on the same layers. Envision two cylinders that are fused by 10mm along the verticle. I want the left cylinder one color and the righy cylinder a different c...
by rotormansa
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Geeetech A30 Series
Topic: A30T & Repetier Host; How to choose extruder?
Replies: 2
Views: 3030

Re: A30T & Repetier Host; How to choose extruder?

I ordered my A30T and has yet to arrive. I have been using Repetier Host on my I3 machine for at least 4 years without too much issue. I've been mutli-color printer by manually splicing in various material during live prints and got tired of failed prints so decided to go the route of the A30T. I us...
by rotormansa
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Geeetech A20M
Topic: A20x vs Geetech I3
Replies: 0
Views: 50

A20x vs Geetech I3

I purchased a Geetech I3 in 2017. Four years of use and no big issues. I did print some options for the machine, the biggest fix was to mechanically isolate the Z-axis rod wobble from the gantry. Print quality has been good and only an occasional nozzle clog. I was contemplating changing out the pri...
by rotormansa
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Print Quality
Topic: Weird Quality Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 8117

Re: Weird Quality Issue

Many times skipping issues are related to insufficient drive current on the extruder. Check the voltage on your driver boards. Typically these are set to about 0.5 to 0.6 vvolts. Increasing the voltage to 1.0 to 1.1 volts will eliminate this as a potential contributor to problems with the extruder.
by rotormansa
Tue May 09, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Print Quality
Topic: Y layer shift
Replies: 8
Views: 8972

Re: Y layer shift

Anything electrical running new in the house? I'm an amateur radio operator and my transmitter caused my printer to lock up.... surprised me. As stupid as it sounds, re-program the controller? I recently upgraded Repetier and caused weird quality issues, went back to the previous version and things ...
by rotormansa
Tue May 09, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Print Quality
Topic: Y layer shift
Replies: 8
Views: 8972

Re: Y layer shift

the cables are all wired the same (or they should be... long story but mine shipped with one wired backward). So just swap out the Y for one of Z cables. The motors have two fields at 90 degree angles. The controller applies a current to one field then to the other field, to move in the other direct...
by rotormansa
Mon May 08, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Print Quality
Topic: Y layer shift
Replies: 8
Views: 8972

Re: Y layer shift

check the cable going from the controller board to the stepper motor. Since there is no feedback mechanism from the motor to the controller, if the controller tells the motor to move and it doesn't you could see artifacts like this. The Z motors are the only motors that shouldn't have wear issues wi...