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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting' started by zenekNY, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. zenekNY

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    I finally received my new couplers, and I gotta say that I'm not too crazy about them. After mounting them on the stepper and giving the stepper a whirl, it still wobbles a bit. The shaft on the stepper is perfectly straight and it seems like the 8mm hole is not exactly center. I shimmed it a little bit with an aluminum foil that I folded few times and that took some of the wobble out. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443014556.630819.jpg
    Still with improved results.


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  2. Mike Kelly

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    Might be time to upgrade to integrated lead screws if that's not up to standards
     
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    The current outcome is not horrible, I could sand the ridges off and give it a coat of paint and it will look great. I plan on investing in few more things for the printer eventually, but I'll probably hold on until I learn more about the 3D printing. I need to practice my 3D designing skills and I also postponed my arduino project which I need to come back to.
    I plan on upgrading 3 things:
    - lead screws upgrade
    - E3D v6
    - simplify3d software
    Can you suggest which one should I do first? I think that I need to outgrow the Autodesk 123D first though.


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  4. Mike Kelly

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    lead screw. The E3Dv6 really isn't worth it unless you're printing a lot of flexible materials. Simplify3d is great though, but it's only worth it when you're getting good prints.
     
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    Alright! Lead screw it is then! Thank You for all help Mike


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    Boom!
    True dat.

    Generally speaking a new slicer will not solve more fundamental issues with the printing.
     
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