E2 Build Volume

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E2 Build Volume

Postby NI3DPrint » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:00 am

Hi, the advertised build volume of the E2 is 330 x 240 x 240 mm

I have a print 240 mm wide but ideamaker will not slice it for the E2 - it says that it cannot fit.

Is the build volume wrong or is there a setting I can change to allow it to print?

Thanks.

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Vicky@Raise3D
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Re: E2 Build Volume

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:11 am

Would you like to share your .idea file with us?

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Re: E2 Build Volume

Postby Enc3phalon » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:21 am

I've noticed the same thing too. I think it's because when printing using ideamaker as a slicer, before the actual printing starts it performs a nozzle wipe at the bottom of the bedplate which takes up space. I think the maximum size you can print when using a single extruder is 330x235x240. When I slice using simplify3D, I am able to print the whole 330x240mm bedplate area. Only got this machine a few weeks ago and quite new to ideamaker so am not sure if there is any option to disable the nozzle wipe in the beginning. I did notice this code in the start g-code setting which I think is the nozzle wipe procedure but I may be wrong.

G92 E0
G1 Z0.2 F400
G1 X60 Y-2 F800
G1 X140 Y-2 E12 F200
G1 Z5 E15 F200
G92 E0

maybe someone with more experience maybe able to enlighten us.

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Re: E2 Build Volume

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:35 am

The actual printing area can reach to 240mm. But we have kept 2mm in Y negative postion for wiping. It shouldn't affect the actual prints.

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Re: E2 Build Volume

Postby Enc3phalon » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:20 am

Strange coz in ideamaker when you add an item that's 330x240mm, you get a message saying "model's size exceeds the printer's maximum build volume, apply auto-scale?". I'm attaching an example idea file. Have a look for yourself. Is there some setting that we may have overlooked which a causing this problem?
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Re: E2 Build Volume

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:18 am

The printing area for left nozzle is 0-330mm. The model is actually placing at somewhere out of 330mm.
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Please check Place in Extruder's Printing Range and then click make center.
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Re: E2 Build Volume

Postby Enc3phalon » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:24 pm

Hi Vicky, thanks for the reply. Did as you said and still facing problems. The problem is not with the x-axis I can get an object that is 330mm in length to fit, it's with the y axis.
Screenshot 2021-02-23 at 03.47.13.png

If you see the above image, the object (330x240mm), along the y-axis exceeds the printable area. I've double checked to make sure that there is no brim or skirt that could cause the problem. Did you not face the same problem when you opened the idea file on your machine?

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Re: E2 Build Volume

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:13 pm

It looks something being modified in Printer Settings. Please go to Printer Settings for E2 and hit reset and try again.

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Re: E2 Build Volume

Postby Enc3phalon » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:47 am

Vicky, ur a star, resetting the printer settings resolved the problem for me. For some reason when doing a fresh install of ideamaker on my computer the setting "Distance from border of build plate" is set to 2.5mm. When you press the reset button it is changed to 0. I've tried it both my Mac and my PC with the same result. Thanks for ur help.


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