Creating a Calibration Cookbook aka learning to calibrate
This thread will document my journey to calibrating my Pulse XE after doing a hot end rebuild. Much of this will probably apply to other printers, in fact I will do the same on my Anet A8 and note some of the differences as I come across them.
The three main topics will be:
- Printer Calibration
- Printer Testing
- Tips & Tricks learned along the way
- Calibrate Extruder
- Dial in retraction
The first thing I did was to calibrate the extruder length (link).
I now can spit out 100mm strips all day
Next I dialed up retraction to 6mm and now hardly any stringing. I am using Matterhackers Ryno btw. Next I will deal with the blobs and I am noticing a bit of filament powder left behind the bondtech, so I might want to dial that back a bit.
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.