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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
Book Image

3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Tuning up the printer

To obtain the best results in high-resolution printing, there are four important tune-ups that we must always keep in mind. They are as follows:

  • Make sure that the build platform is at level with the hot end. It's very easy for the build platform to become unleveled by loosening hardware or accidental hot end and build-platform collisions. Taking time to carefully keep the build platform at level with the hot end's nozzle is critical for a successful high-resolution print.

  • Adjust the settings of the printer for the first layer height. This is the distance between the hot-end nozzle and the build platform. This distance can vary. The recommended distance set for the first layer should not be more than the diameter size of your nozzle. A 0.5 mm nozzle should be set slightly below 0.5 mm from the nozzle tip to the build platform. What is important is to have a first layer that firmly adheres to the build platform.

  • Measure the actual physical diameter of your filament. Using...