Dear FDM users,
At TNO we use tips 10 and 12 for ABS and another head for Elastomer
sequentially. This means a lot of calibrating work.
TNO stands for the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research.
I would like to know how many people will be interested in joining us to do
a small research to have the calibration method improved.
With calibrating I mean both the X-, Y- and Z-offset AND the flow of Model-
and Supportmaterial. These 5 parameters should be set pretty precise to get
the most out of your FDM-machine (1600, 1650, 2000, 3000 models). Also, with
a perfect calibrating, the peeling away of supportstructures is a lot
easier, having your models nicer and quicker.
I even think you won't need WaterWorks in 99% of the cases, if you have a
Well, if you are interested in having the calibration method improved,
please give me a reaction.
Kind regards, Martin
Martin Dekkers e-mail: email@example.com
TNO Industrie tel: ++ 31 15 260 88 47
Oostsingel 209 fax: ++ 31 15 260 87 25
2600 GB Delft
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Ron Franklin [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Verzonden: woensdag 22 maart 2000 14:59
> Aan: email@example.com
> Onderwerp: re: FDM support calibration problems
> I find the manual calibration box figures for thickness of the support
> material to be off by several thousandths for our FDM 2000 machine. We
> usually end up with somewhere around .007-.008 or even less to give good
> separation of support material. The calibration box test is only a
> starting point for us. I use a 1" test square with a base and only a few
> model layers to give a quick read on the results of the tip offset
> fiddling for support separation. I have a feeling that each machine may
> be slightly different and you have to get to know it personally.
> We have also found that changing the parameters of the support face layer
> raster to a finer road width helps this, and gives a better finish on the
> part face.
> Ron Franklin
> >> Chris,
> >> Other options to try may involve slighlty changing the temperature
> >> the support (base) material. Another "trick" requires keeping a
> >> eye on the first few layers.... Try pausing the machine and bumping
> >> the "Z" level using the control keys - just enough to prevent and
> >> minimize the area of the next layer from sticking (thermally
> >> too much! .......... Good luck!
> >> Jim Pike
> >> Chris Derdas wrote:
> >> >
> >> > We own an FDM 1650 which is controlled by Quickslice 4.0 but
> >> > the XYZ offset calibration reads OK we cannot remove the base from
> >> > part . We have just changed the tips (T12) ,but nothing seems to
> work I
> >> > would welcome any feedback
> >> >
> >> > Thanking you in advance
> >> >
> >> > Christos Derdas
> >> > Research Assistant
> >> > LABORATORY FOR MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
> >> > DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND AERONAUTICS
> >> > UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
> >> > PATRAS 26110, GREECE
> >> >
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