It could be the driver, though Windows 10 has typically been very good about drivers. Try:
1. Navigate to Device Manager, right-click the device, click Uninstall drivers, and check the box next to 'Delete drivers' 2. Manually install new driver from MatterControl's directory by following steps 4-9 of this guide, ignoring the term 'RAMBo': http://wiki.mattercontrol.com/Installing_the_RAMBo...
I know it's a bit late, but maybe it's never too late to thank you all for the settings you've shared (very informative, especially on the retractation setting). So ... thank you again ! Right now I'm using :
Extruder Temperature = 235 CBed Temperature = 45 C (buildtak)Slow Down If Layer Print Time Is Below = 20 secondsMaximum Fan Speed = 100%Minimum Fan Speed = 50% Retraction: 0.5mm @ 50mm/s
Correct. Most printers do not allow you to travel to negative Z values. However, this can be disabled in the firmware configuration. In Marlin, the option is called software endstops. With that turned off, you can use MatterControl's Z Offset setting without limitations.
Are you running the cooling fans during the print? You said you have a Robo R1. Does it still have the silicone sock around the heater block? If not, then the cooling fans may be overpowering the heater. This is an issue we have seen before with those printers.
Actually the first layer is 180 degrees rotated like I did in Matter Control. The next layer is then printed and every subsequent layer is shifted the way I moved it on the platen. Weird i know. Thanks for the answer i will try getting a different card and doing it it that way.
@mmoening, please accept my comments here as friendly feedback (it's hard to tell in an email).
I find the quality / material methodology to be the most confusing feature of MatterControl. I've had the software for 2 years now and I still find myself scratching my head to understand the paradigm.
From my view, there is a certain expectation that software such as MatterControl should be rather self-explanatory. I don't see anything that is so complex about material / quality settings that would warrant the confusing implementation. My take on the implementation is that it is designed from an engineering view rather than that of an average user. Surely there is better way.
That said, I think overall the team has done a good job making the software easy too use; I particularly like the "Show Help" option.