More notes from the previous release.
MatterControl 2.21.5 (May, 10, 2021)
Zoom to mouse cursor (thanks to visdauas for his work)
Curve Tool now has angle and improve help
Measure tool shows size
New Description Tool
New Edge Controls
Improved merge overlapping lines in slicer
More warning messages for bad settings
Measure lines always in front
Parts sheets working again
Fixed bad moves when path planning supports
Fixed bad transparency when looking up from the bed
Hi folks - I've been having trouble restoring files from the local Library on my PC. MC seems to save well enough but when restoring (no matter what file size or complexity) MC just exits. Even just clicking on the icon in the Library spins up my CPU before crashing. Any suggestions?
@michael-petitclerc Thanks again, this makes a lot of sense. I think I had some initial misunderstanding about how the Palette keeps the printer in sync with the filament splices it's producing.
If I end up ordering a Palette, I fully anticipate having to feed the magic gerbils before each print!
I print with a .8 Nozzle and when I changed up after changing it in the printer settings I had to go close the program and go back in. But that was quite a few versions ago.
Also you know that slicing for a .8 nozzle a .6 layer height does not make much sense. I have never printed with carbon fiber but I assume the Nylon and pla around it does not melt any faster than regular Nylon or PLA or whatever. Now The fastest I got PLA flow on a V6 and still get a decent print is about 13 mm3/sec For Nylons its 8 t0 10. So if you use PLA and you are running it hot so you can get the 13mm3/sec that means printing MH PLA at 225 (slower and you drop to 11 mm3/sec) then your fastest print speed at .6 layer height will be about 26mm/sec (.8 * .6 is roughly .5 and 13/ .5 is 26). that means at .4 its about 40mm/sec. Furthermore tests have shown that the best layer adhesion with pretty much any material is between 25 and 50 % nozzle diameter so for a .8 its between .2 and .4. So printing at .6 makes no sense at all you get a crappier print with poor layer adhesion and even worse if you don't dial down the speed to above mentioned range I did a video on that
I Got a pulse C232 too
I had that and if you have the same screen I do then there are 2 connectors and if one is reversed or not plugged in right you will get exactly what you describe. also check the connectors in the electronics box. If you are not sure you might want to get them on the phone for that. But those display connectors are not of the locking kind and a tumble in the box in transit can dislodge them
But then you could have a bad part too. Electronics usually fails in the first 72-96 hours of running If it survives it usually lasts until somewhere to its designed MTF which is usually measured in years (unless something happens like a short or arcing etc.)
One thing you could check to see if its a display problem or something else is to connect to it with a computer with MC. The pulse will work without a display tethered to a computer. Then at least you would know where to look for the problem
I know I have seen that. But the problem is that even a new clip or flipping it over did not do the trick cause it probably popped out too often and a new ptfe tube did not stay in long either problem is the pulse makes quit a bend there especially if you go left and right all the way often if its a big print and we only do big prints. The little black grommet inside with the teeth is probably worn out and MH don't have them and it takes a while to get them from Bond tech so now this seems to be working so far and atm idk if this is going to become permanent or will be removed when the little black gromets come in. The extruder shold probably be horizontal instead of vertical to take the strain off which would require some different routing of the filament from the spool holder. From a design standpoint you want to keep the number of direction changes to a minimum and at the very least could eliminate the one going from vertical to horizontal by putting the extruder that way in the first place. But Now also the current wires wold be too short so to do that will become a whole project
@michael-petitclerc The shift occurs only on Y-axis.
I then checked the Z-screws: Right: -1.52mm Left: -1.58mm
The Z-screws are in in the correct position. This is how they appear with the gantry at home point.
Thank you for your answer
I've tried to find Print Recovery for further, but I can't see Options for Enable Recovery in MatterControl 2.0. Anyway, I'm not sure, how such way works, if power shut down will affect connected computer with MatterControl
By the way, exporting of data to SD card takes about 4 minutes, it seems different from Cura process, which makes this in second. Maybe in this case would be better to write to SD Card from Cura. But I'm not sure, how to set Cura properly for Pulse XE and Nylon X, except temperatures, some guide on this would be also very useful
Guess I try again.
1.) Can I bed level in Slic3r
2.) Can I do volumetric in MC and if not when and at all and can I specify different layer widths. There used to be a way to use the slic3r engine but no more.
Lets start with that and I can inject the other stuff later
The PulseXE will not be receiving any firmware updates as we do not typically push firmware updates for the Pulse units unless we find a problem with an individual unit. Each printer has custom configured firmware based off of the options loaded onto the printer, I.E. Bondtech or EZStruder, so this means that the printer should not need to receive any updates in its life cycle.
We do update MatterControl on about a monthly basis though.
The patch was not released to the Stable build yet so you will have to update to the Alpha version of the software to get the patch.
Let us know if you do happen to still have issues after upgrading to the Alpha.
The print history removes from an SQLite database, but on my browser, it shows again and again that makes me challenging, I get Firefox support number for my help that gives the correct way to solve this.
Here is where I am at now:
Phil looks pretty good, the grey one is the new one, the black one is the one from the factory. I am getting close. There is an issue with the hands on my version.
You can see the hands did not fuse together well, a little spaghetti.
Then I printed the calibration circle that comes with MatterControl.
The bottom was perfect!
The top not so much.
Then I did the finishing test and that turned out pretty good! Minor blobs (running too hot maybe) and the tip of the pyramid did not stick.
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