Having the right spring tension on your Wade’s extruder can be the difference between a useful part and a broken part. Continue reading Importance of Wade’s Spring Tension
If you have wonky circles or infill not meeting the edges in your prints, then you likely have backlash. There are several potential causes of backlash in your 3D printer, which makes it a particularly tricky problem to iron out. I’ve been trying to eliminate the backlash in Mendel, and have had some success. Continue reading Backlash Battles
Our Huxley hot end kept popping out from the clamp, which was warping under the heat, and ramming into the print bed gouging out designs in the plywood.
Several iterations of clamp design later and we’ve settled on a beefed up version that seems to cope with the force of the extruder (even when I had set the Z STEPS_PER_MM to 20% of what it should have been). Continue reading Bowden Extruder Troubles
With Gen 7 showing signs of life, it’s time to figure out a mounting solution, wire up Huxley and sort out the opto-endstops and their flags. Continue reading Huxley Gets Wired