Sorry, been away for some time. Just catching up on various stuff.
Just downloaded alpha version of next version as suggested. Will advise.
Posts made by Tombee67
Number of layers
I have been wondering about a minor issue for some time now.
When printing, I have noted that MC, in Layer view, shows the number of layer being printed:
e.g. <<1/x>>, <<2/x>>, <<3/x>>, etc. (where x represents total number of layers).
That is all and fine BUT when the print finishes, I have noted that the last layer displays as:
In other words if my model is supposed to be e.g. 30 layers high the last layer printed is actually layer 29 of 30. What's happened to that last layer?
Been having an issue recently.
All has been OK until recently, when I started to get some strange behaviour. Printing is not a problem. However, when the print is completed and I try to print again, or print something else, the printer shuts down and all I see is "Heating failed" on the printer display. At the moment all I can do is disconnect the printer in MC, disconnect and shut down the printer, reconnect and power up again.This clears the "error" and I can continue printing.
This issue does not appear if I pause and resume a print or if I cancel a print after it's started and restart after cancel.
This happens with all filaments I use (with their relevant heat settings) i.e. PLA, ABS, HIPS.
setting extruder above bed.
I am a newbie to 3d printing and all its dark arts.
The issue I have is homing and levelling.
Now, everywhere I look (including instructions, for what they are worth, supplied with my Hictop 3DP17 Prusa clone), everything says to use a sheet of paper to set the gap between extruder and bed.
Having measured a piece of my standard printing paper at 0.10 mm,. and using a 0.10 mm feeler gauge I am OK with calibrating the head homel and levelling. That is if I use the supplied 0.4 mm extruder.
My question is as follows if I use an 0.2 mm extruder -
- Is that 0.1 mm rule still applicable when homing and levelling?
- If not, what is the best setting?
- Printer spec. suggests layer height of 0.05 mm can be used (assuming a small extruder (0.2 mm ?))
I have had it working using 0.2 mm extruder but it was a real pain to set everything up and I can't remember what setting I used. I'm just looking for some tips in setting the extruder, be it 0.2,0.3,0.4 mm.
Many thanks for your indulgence
Tom (alway learning, albeit a steep learning curve)
MatterControl refuses to launch
Hi, Newbie here (at 67 years of age).
Anyway, was using MatterControl v.1.6 on a desktop PC quite successfully for a couple of weeks since I received my printer. Suddenly, Christmas Eve, MatterControl would not launch from the desktop icon. Nor would it launch directly from the programme location. I have already uninstalled, re-downloaded and reinstalled MC 1.6, to no avail.
I have noted in Task Manager (Processes - Background Processes(64) ) That MatterControl 32 bit appears briefly upon launching from Desktop icon.
Checking Computer Management/System Tools/Event Viewer/Windows Logs/Applications, I find errors relating to MC. General Tab shows following:
Faulting application name: MatterControl.exe, version: 22.214.171.124, time stamp: 0x583f661e
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.14393.479, time stamp: 0x58256d37
Exception code: 0xe0434352
Fault offset: 0x000da832
Faulting process id: 0x7fc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d2699943380e82
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\MatterControl\MatterControl.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: ca0f8db4-c3d8-44b6-9b65-b47c3cdfed10
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
I have tried running a repair for Windows, also updated Kernelbase.dll file, again to no avail.
Also not able to launch on a notebook, with similar results.
Both systems running MS Win 10
Please advise, Many thanks