Dialing in printer settings¶
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Dialing in printer settings
Most of these print in 15-30 minutes, so are far better suited for an afternoon of calibration.
I personally hate benchy, so have a miniature I print that ranges from 1-3 hours depending on settings. This is my confidence check when trying out new slicer profiles.
- ECOR tower
- Extruder calibration
- Linear advance
- Calibration cubes
- Extrusion multiplier
- Temperature tower
A print of a humble 20mm cube is one of the best tools to test basic calibration:
- Sliced with your normal slicer settings, it’s a good test for overall finish, comparing effects of layer height, z-seam alignment and overall dimensional accuracy.
- Sliced with a single external perimeter set to exactly nozzle size, 0 infill and 0 top layers, it provides a good test of dimensional accuracy and extrusion width.
- Platform stability
- Belt tension
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Last updated on Oct 23, 2018