Print The Porto

A collection of tips about 3d printing.


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Calculate and configure Accurate E and Axis Steps for printrbot simple

The section we are concerned with, is the line that begins M92. This sets the number of steps which, in turn controls the print accuracy of a 3d printer. To Calculate Accurate Steps ( Distance to Travel / Distance Traveled ) * Number of Configured Steps For example, on the X axis (40 / 39.90) * 84.40. This gives new steps of 84.612 ( we only need a few… View More


How to calibrate your 3d printer Extruder Steps

Step 1 Enter M501 in the control software of your choice. This will show the current stored settings on your firmware. The section we are looking for begins with, M92. This sets the number of steps which, in turn controls the accuracy of our printer. To Calculate Accurate… View More


Simplify 3D note

If you ever have an issue with the way simplify3d is slicing try to do the following which was recommended on reddit: The way to fix this is to add 0.001mm to the primary layer height. i.e if you are using 0.2000mm, change it to 0.2001 and so on. S3D has some weird bug where it can't always… View More


How to calibrate your 3d printer for accurate printing

Most people don't realize it, but you can get reasonably accurate prints with just about any 3D Printer, even with low-end clones. With a little bit of time and measuring, prints can be within .05mm accuracy. Having an uneven X and Y is where a 20mm cube will print 20.5mm on the X-axis and 19.95mm on the Y-Axis and cause circles to be over or under-sized and eleptical. Most machines will come with preset steps configured, based off of… View More


Z-probe and height configuration for deltas using smoothie firmware

This is a quick method of configuring your delta printer If you're using smoothie firmware and a probe installed. Once you have the basics, rod length, delta radius and approximate height. Verify that your probe works with M119 gcode command. Next, do a G32 to do an auto-calibration. Save with M500. Be aware this save additional info such as extruder steps, which might not be… View More