Newb-Functional Test issue

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RandyWChambers
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Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#1 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:13 pm

Greets all,
I assembled my 1.2 machine and was able to calibrate and try a test print. (failed)
I had some binding in the Z near the build plate and the platform would not raise over 2mm on the 20mm tall build.

I disassembled the top of the machine and found that one of the wires was trapped under the Z motor causing the bind.
I cleared and reassembled and the Z seems to function perfectly now manually without the skipping it had displayed previously.

I went to do a function test and the software stalls at "Step 2: Click here to raise the build arm 1"" with the message "Printer Activity in Progress, Please Wait"

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This had worked no problem before the rebuild.

I thought it might be the platform sensor but tested it and it is GTG.
I checked/double checked all wiring, also GTG.

Does anyone have any insight in what to look at next?

Unrelated (maybe) question.

Windows 8 shows my monitor as Display 2 (Main) and the projector as display 1.
Yes the desktop is set to extended.

However the B9 Software lists the projector as "Display ID 2"
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Is this an issue and if so what is the cure?

Many thanks, looking forward to my first successful print.

Randy Chambers
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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#2 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:54 am

Have u made sure the assembly is planar (top and bottom in same plane, check on back of the machine.
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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#3 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:14 am

Thanks for your response Robert, I really appreciate it.

The back was planer at initial assembly as well as after I broke it down and reassembled (twice).
The initial issue was I allowed a wire from the X axis motor to get pinched under the Z axis motor mount causing a bind. Doh.

What the problem was from my initial post I am not sure, the computer would not proceed past the homing section in the Function test.

Being part vampire, late into the night I took the top end back apart, reassembled, reinstalled software and tested and it worked!
Not sure what the difference was from the previous dis-assembly/reassembly....

So I woke up to these:
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Simple parts from past jobs that I grew at XY 50 microns with Red using the default settings.
Really excited now!
Time to tweak it and work up the 50/50 mix and get the awesome results I see you guys posting.

Thanks again,

RWC
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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#4 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:02 pm

Unless u have a large volume or large objs to print u will get great results on small details if u go to 30 xy and 30 z. Also shorter pint times.

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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#5 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:10 pm

I am setting up for the 30 xy and 30 z tomorrow, I wanted to be sure I could get anything to print first.

I see several threads with setting suggestions for the 1:1 mix but they differ and some but quite a bit.

Can you point me to a thread that yields the best results?
I can't seem to pick one.

Thanks again,

RWC
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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#6 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:52 pm

Suggested way to add 1:1 to the catalog.

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2203&hilit=1%3A1+mix#p23388
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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#7 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:57 pm

Thank you sir, that is the one I was going with tomorrow if there were no responses.

Gotta say, been printing less than 24 hours and this machine is awesome!
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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#8 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:40 pm

The thread that Mike suggested is the one I have been using with very good results. I have been running mine at 50 XY x 50 Z down to 31.75 Z with no problems. I have pictures posted somewhere....

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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#9 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:23 pm

I have seen those picts Metalcaster, they look really good!
I will set up and grow a few jobs tomorrow and post some images.

I have to say, the initial issues with the b9 have been minor compared to the ET Micro I have been running.

Being somewhat of a hacker this is right up my alley.

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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#10 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:02 pm

Hi Randy,
I have 2 other machines that cost 2 times as much as a single B9 Assembled unit and no machine on the market offers the flexibility of adjustment and tune-ability as the B9 . Not to mention great prints that are castable without too much issues.
My other 2 non B9 machines are currently paperweights !!! Have fun growing :)

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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#11 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:08 am

Randy, your resin seems very translucent. Make sure you shake the material

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Re: Newb-Functional Test issue

Post#12 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:12 pm

I did shake the container rather vigorously for 3 to 5 minutes, should it be more?
If you are talking about the twisted sphere in my hand that is 8mm in diameter, not sure what the thickness is.

Thanks for your time!
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