just tried my first big print. while leveling the bed I noticed 2 things.
something doesnt seem straight.:
If all is straight you would expect that if all 4 corners are level everything in between is also level, well this is not the case.
the center is much higher, a few 0.1 mm ( I have to measure exactly yet but around 0.3mm, cold bed.)
Also I noticed the left tip is a little shorter than the right tip.( is this normal?)
AN UPDATE OF MY PREVIOUS POSTS - CHECK IT OUT!
And of course the moment I hit send on my previous post, our tech team receives a memo about this same topic asking us to get the word out to all our clients about the update.
Please read this blog update from one of our software programmers: Blog: Stand Alone Software and Firmware Updates
After, updating the Stand-Alone Software and the Firmware, please note that under-extrusion might start occuring in your PLA prints unless you adjust your Extrusion Multiplyer Setting in Simplify 3D's print settings to a value of 1 (if it's not already set).
-Aaron C. - Leapfrog Technical Support Team
You bet! Please check out the following link: Latest updates for Creatr HS
A client just earlier reported trouble accessing the very same page, so I've attached the 2.2.1 Software.rar file to this post. My apologies for not directing you all to this earlier. Enjoy!
is this new software available?
The latest Creatr HS software provides a new display option for a semi-automated bed leveling option. I just wanted to leave this note to let you know that things are headed in that direction.
i just checked my bed now, i didnt do much measuring but it does seem like the bed is straighter now. it takes a few weeks for it to return to straight when it has some moving space/ not under pressure/tension.
Marcel- based on what Jens said, instead of drilling threads into the bed and voiding the warranty, why not use smaller bolts. I just took them out and measured them, they're M6 bolts of 30mm height. If they're replaced with M5 bolts of the same height, and two nuts are used (above the glass plate and below the metal plate), then the threads in the metal plate become redundant and the height can be changed by tightening or loosening the lower nut. The glass plate might move around by a total of 1mm but after heating up the plate, theoretically the expansion would prevent that. This is just a theory. I plan to test it out. Does anyone see a problem with this solution?
Marc did your solution work? Could you elaborate on exactly what you did? Thanks
I am just going to try the trick with giving the glass bed more room to expand, I turned off 0.5mm of the diameter of the screws just where the glass plate sits, have to see if this helps.
Yes I also thought the creatr HS would be better, but I also found out it was a quick shot and some things aren't finished developed and some problems here and there. I call it a good beta. I also do my own changes but all that can be built back. If they consider and solve the actual problems, the next will be a good machine.
Marcel there are plug and play machines, these are the pro machines. they really are plug and play 99% of the time, but no material choice, and very expensive material and machine. but it really is plug and play open STL and push print. seriously ( i have one at work)
FYI, I drilled out the threads in the bed and presto my curved bed was no longer, or at least, it is far less curved now.
Also, the added benefit of not needing to re-calibrate the bed all the time, I haven't touch it since.
I guess that there wasn't enough clearance for the screws, when the glass expands during heating, then it curved, drilling out the threads, gave enough clearance.
This worked for me.