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Deform shape

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:09 pm
by richardphat
Hello, I have this problem when I start printing ABS.

Say I have a circle shape on a CAD files, I end up getting some elliptic shape. Or if I want to print a prism, the lines aren't that straight. The bed level calibration were done carefully though and I had to adjust the horizontal radius, so I believe level calibration isnt the issue.

Could this be related to inappropriate belt tension or too much resistance on the axis?

Re: Deform shape

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:12 pm
by Holy1
Check for seized or tight u-joints.

Re: Deform shape

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:55 pm
by McSlappy
^ this. I'd almost guarantee it's a stiff u joint.

Re: Deform shape

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:08 pm
by richardphat
Hi again,

are you refering the u joints from the effector or the ones that are screwed to the cheapskate carriage?

Re: Deform shape

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:32 am
by nitewatchman
Could be either one and at either the arm to aluminum block or the block to the shaft.


Re: Deform shape

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:30 pm
by richardphat
Hi, I confirm that the u joints get moved easily. The screw that hold the carriage are tight though, what did you guys do in order to fix it?

Re: Deform shape

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:55 pm
by richardphat
Hi, I just wanted to give an update. I somehow managed to solve the problem. The carriage has too much friction on the T extruded, and as a result there was 2 carriage that could move freely out of 3.

So I adjusted the screw and now the 3 carriages could move freely without much friction.

It is now printed a circle fine.