from a couple of month ago my printer (creatr dual extruder) has start randomly to not hold the temp of the extruder (both).
As you can see in the image below the temp fall down by 10/15°C, and the extruder in that moment stops extruding, causing what you can see in the other image.
-check all the wire OK move the wire all long during printing NOTHING HAPPEN switched the extruder NOTHING CHANGE
-refresh the firmware as suggested by the support but still no improvment
-PID tuning better alignment of temp reached and desired but still the falling down happen
Has someone experienced the same issue? or anyone have a suggest on how try to find out where the problem could be?
Thanks a lot for any suggestion, this is going me mad.
Hi Gilles and thanks for you answer,
do you mean that a 2% difference in the filament diameter could give that kind of temperature bounce( first Img )?
Perhaps it is a trouble with the slicer. Try another slicer or change some parameters. I use Simplify 3d and I had this kind of trouble then I try to setup precisely the filament diameter (as I do with Slice3r) but for a not clear reason I get best result with the same Filament diameter (1.75) for all roll of filament and I modify only "extrusion multiplier" (in the extruder section - left or right depending). I compute the extrusion multiplier: 1.75 / real_diameter (get with a caliper for each roll). This give better result. I suspect that there is some mistake in simplify 3D when calculating the amount of filament when using the filament diameter.
I tried the PID Autotuning by sending the command manually, this improve the stabilitation of the temp, but the fault in the middle of the printing still happen. Still working on a solution.......
it is the PID. check here: http://creatrhs.lpfrg.com/support/solutions/folders/1000172527
I had this too, you need to upgrade the PIC firmware of the printer( see downloads here somewhere) after that it works great. also do all other firmware upgrades.( new menus)
The following 3 clips will guide you through the installation process of your Creatr. By following these, you will be printing within 30 minutes. First start with unpacking the printer. Clickhere to see how you correctly pick up the printer
In this clip, you will be guided through the unpacking of a brand new Creatr. The unboxing along with the location of tie wraps which need to be removed are shown, as well as the process of a connecting the cables to the printer and computer.
In this clip, we will show you how to install the required software. The first step is to download and install the Arduino software to make it possible for your computer to connect with the printer. The next step is to download and install the Repetier Host Leapfrog software or that controlls your 3D printer. We have tried to make this as simple as possible and also provided direct downloading links per operating system.
SIMPLIFY 3D SOFTWARE
If you are using the new Simplify 3D software you can follow all the steps except for the Repetier-Host Leapfrog installation and using explanation. Simply download the software via the purchase link and before first use a pop-up will appear showing you the Simplify 3D Quick start guide. You can also download the Quick start guide or access it from the software via help –> Quick start guide. The quick start guide will briefly explain the functions of the software so that you can start your first print.
Please select you operating system and follow the descriptions in the movie.
The first step is to download and install the Arduino software to make it possible for your computer to connect with the printer. The next step is to download and install the newest version of the Repetier Host Leapfrog software as shown in the clip. This software allows you to convert your 3D software file [STL for example] to a printable file [G-Code] and allows you to control your printer. The Repetier Host Leapfrog software contains standard Creatr Print Profiles. Just select the extruder, the filament material as well as the color and Repetier will automatically select the ideal print temperature providing you the best print quality possible. There is also a Leapfrog support button implemented in the software. A Mac version will be available soon.
If you have followed the installation procedure, but you can’t control your Leapfrog Creatr and the “6 commands waiting” message in Repetier-Host Leapfrog won’t disappear, you have to install the 2.8.28 drivers. Please see Solution can’t connect 6 commands waiting in Repetier-Host Leapfrog how to do so.
For a more thorough description of Slic3s settings please check this guide!
To install the Arduino drivers on a computer with Windows 8 follow these steps after downloading the Arduino software.
- Save unsaved work and write the instructions down
[your computer will reboot into startup options screen]
- Press the Windows Key and the ‘R’ key simultaneously
- Copy the command inside the brackets
–>[ shutdown.exe /r /o /f /t 00 ] – Select ‘Troubleshoot’
- Select ‘Advanced options’
- Select ‘Startup Settings’
- Select ‘Disable Driver Signature Enforcement’
- Install driver as usual via device manager
In this clip, we will explain you how you can generate a STL file using Sketchup. We show you what to download and how to export your design in STL.
In this final clip, the process of creating your first print will be explained. This starts with removing the callibration print that is already on the print bed. How to insert the filament and operate the Repetier Host Leapfrog software is also shown, which should culminate in your first 3D Print on the Creatr!
The first step is to download and install the Arduino software to make it possible for your computer to connect with the printer. You will then need to in stall this driver for OSX to recognize the hardware.
The next step is to download the Repetier software as shown in the clip. This software allows you to convert your 3D software file [STL for example] to a printable file [G-Code] and allows you to control your printer. We have developed standard print profiles for the Creatr. Please follow the instructions below to install the print profiles for Mac [not yet included in the video]:
- Download This file
- Go to your Home Folder on Mac and select “Go to Folder” from the Go Menu en type “Library/Application Support/Slic3r/” - Unzip the file you just downloaded and dump the contents in the Slic3r folder, it will replace your existing settings. If you want to keep your current settings as well, take the contents from each folder and put this in the same folder in the Home/Libaray/App../Slic3r folder.
Download instructions by Deepak Dinesh Mehta For a more thorough description of Slic3s settings please check this guide!
Please request a firmware download via the Ticket System