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by SIMONZ
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Geeetech I3 M201
Topic: drifting prints
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

drifting prints

Can anyone come up with a reason for the drifting I am getting on my prints? I have had an issue with this printer from day one, all the 8mm rods were bent, some by 0.8mm so I have replaced them. Next issue I had was the prints jumped so I changed the Y axis motor, removed the metal printing plate a...
by SIMONZ
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Geeetech I3 M201
Topic: Stepper Motor Drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 6028

Stepper Motor Drivers

Hi, After a few start up problems with motors skipping which are now almost sorted, one problem I have is setting the motor voltage. Can the drivers be changed? There are some Black range drivers, Purple drivers (on Geeetech spares) and Digital ones. Which ones can I use? I have the M201 with the GT...
by SIMONZ
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Print Quality
Topic: Slanted Prints from the Y axis
Replies: 9
Views: 6434

Re: Slanted Prints from the Y axis

Update..... ITS WORKING!!! Replaced all the guide rods as all came with a bit of a bend, one 0.8mm so everything is moving in straight lines now. Replaced the Y axis motor with a bigger one. Adjusted all the drivers to 1.0v. After all this it refused to feed correctly so it was now a case of looking...
by SIMONZ
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Print Quality
Topic: Slanted Prints from the Y axis
Replies: 9
Views: 6434

Re: Slanted Prints from the Y axis

The motor I have ordered is a Nema 17, 42HS3418-24B15. Came across it on Geeetech spares site and someone asked if it would work on the M201 as it was more powerful and they confirmed it would be ok. Would I be better fitting better quality drivers, the Black Range, or even go to Digital drivers to ...
by SIMONZ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Print Quality
Topic: Slanted Prints from the Y axis
Replies: 9
Views: 6434

Re: Slanted Prints from the Y axis

These are an example. All printed individually.
by SIMONZ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Print Quality
Topic: Slanted Prints from the Y axis
Replies: 9
Views: 6434

Re: Slanted Prints from the Y axis

I have just got hold of a set of straight guide bars, (8mm silver steel) as the ones supplied have up to 0.8mm run out, I realise this won't be the problem but doubt its helping. Whilst i am sorting this out I checked all the voltages and between VDD and GND are all 3.3 volts. The voltages from the ...
by SIMONZ
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Print Quality
Topic: Slanted Prints from the Y axis
Replies: 9
Views: 6434

Slanted Prints from the Y axis

I am a newbie when it comes to 3d printing and a friend of mine got my M201 running for me once I had built it. I do have a problem that is starting to get me a touch frustrated as well as my 9 year old who just wants to print things! The problem is the prints all seem to start reasonable but then o...