Is it time to calibrate ?

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Rockman
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Is it time to calibrate ?

Postby Rockman » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:56 pm

After replacing my hotend and getting my printer back online, things have been going well when printing with left single extruder.

Today I decided to print a tiny vase to test a dual extruded print and here is the pic...

Does this mean I need to calibrate both nozzles ?
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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: Is it time to calibrate ?

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:51 pm

Yes. You need to calibrate the X & Y offset.

What type are the two filament? PLA and PVA or TPU?
They look like not sticking well.

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Re: Is it time to calibrate ?

Postby snowcraft » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:37 am

Vicky@Raise3D wrote:Yes. You need to calibrate the X & Y offset.

What type are the two filament? PLA and PVA or TPU?
They look like not sticking well.


Vicky , can you share how to do it? I mean the actual distance between the left and right nozzle might have a tolerance, which causes the different print parts from dual nozzles not aligned well.

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Re: Is it time to calibrate ?

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:35 am

There are several dual-calibration models on thingiverse.
Like this: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:533814
Select one, and print it out. Check whether the two colors are not match perfect and adjust X & Y offset in ideaMaker. You may need to try several times for adjusting and test.

Since the holes of the above block has tolerance, every printer has a little difference in X & Y position of their nozzles.
We recommend to do dual-calibration before the first time using dual-printing.

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walshlg
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Re: Is it time to calibrate ?

Postby walshlg » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:02 pm

also just do test cubes first , the white filament looks very under-extruded


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