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by BETLOG

General information collated into the most often asked questions and answers.
NOT an official Anycubic-operated forum; just customers discussing their machines.



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upgrades?

by Bc320

I decided to combine my previous posts into 1. I am looking for opionins from people that have made some upgrades that I have not.
Nozzles
I have a butt load of cheap brass nozzles that wear quickly with abrasive PLA. I have yet to buy a hardened steel one because the brass are cheap. I am looking at the Nozzle X from E3D and I am wondering if anyone has one. Have you noticed less wear (as they claim) vs brass with abrasive materials? Is it easy to remove a clog from?
X-Carriage/Firmware
I have a custom X-carriage currently but no BL Touch and I am running Marlin 1.1.9. The carriage is designed to use the stock firmware and include BL Touch. I am looking for a carriage that has BL Touch, good airflow, and will allow me to use the Marlin 1.1.9 firmware without swapping cables around. I would love to include micro-stepping but Anycubic says their board can’t handle it.
Board
Has anyone replaced their board with a non-anycubic one? I am kicking this idea so I can install my Nimble but from the last time I tried I was unable to get the extruder to work right. When my esteps got to a certain number the extruder just whined. I could be my stepper does not have enough volts. However, one other issue was the board. I would like to be able to set-up microsteps on my TMC2208s.
Direct Drive
One last thing I am kicking around is setting up direct drive instead of the nimble. But I have a few concerns. Primarily I am concerned about moving the extruder off the side and into the center. I am thinking it may through the wight/balance of the X axis off. For those of you that have done so, have you noticed a difference from trying to move more weight? Did you add any weight to where the extruder was previously located?

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Popping sound, LCD black after installing new Trigorilla board

by Welker

Hi all,

So I just replaced the Trigorilla board on my i3 Mega-S after... hilariously... chipping off a ceramic resonator on the board while trying to stick the board fan's JST connector back in with a flathead screwdriver, because I'm an idiot.

Everything seemed to be working properly when I put the new board in. I flashed the Marlin firmware via Cura / a USB connection to my computer, I was getting temperature readings, etc. I started heating up the bed to level it when I heard a POP, and discovered that something from the board literally exploded / chipped off--see the attached picture. From what limited research I've been able to do, it was a step down (buck) regulator, an LM2596s. There was also a faint burning smell. The PSU fan is still running, but the LCD is completely black now when I turn it on. I don't think there's any damage to the PSU board, but I haven't taken it out of its housing to inspect it yet.

I'm trying to figure out if I'm just an idiot or what (which is likely). I had spliced together wires from a Noctua fan (I think it was aluminum wire?) to some spare wire (that was copper ) in an effort to extend its length so that I could attach it above the Trigorilla board to the removable case. The fan was working when I tested it through turning it on by moving an axis with the LCD. Is it possible that the ground connection for the fan wasn't sufficient / soldered properly? Obviously, I'm an amateur when it comes to soldering. I don't know enough about electronics to know if that could be a cause, or if the aluminum to copper could have been an issue, if it was a bad board, or if I somehow messed up the installation.

The TMC2208 stepper motors that I have in the board are all reading at the correct voltages, despite the LCD being black.

Appreciate any help you guys could provide! Haven't been able to print anything in weeks :(

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BLtouch not working properly

by hajjoujti

Hello all,
I bought recently the bought a clone of the Bltouch (https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/32832887426.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.44196c37rYMkwI).
I did the wiring according as suggested (https://github.com/MNieddu91/Marlin-AI3M-BLTouch/wiki/Installation-BLTouch).
After instllation I did some manipulation to the marlin configuration.h file since I have the titan aero installed and the offset needs to be changed alongside the probe left, right, front and back limits. I them compiled and flashed it. I got the marlin proposed by davidramiro (https://github.com/MNieddu91/Marlin-AI3M-BLTouch).

When I turned the printer on the BLtouch deployed and retracted two times followed by the constant red led light and that's all. The BLtouch is not deploying anymore even if using M280 P0 S10. If I use G28 the z axis will lower to the point the BLtouch needl hits the bed and still go down in which case I had to turn of the printer directly to avoid crashes.

When I turn it back on the BLtouch deploys and retract two times again and then the led light appears.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Please note that I'm not an advanced user so if you have any suggestions concerning firmware change or something else it would be nice if you can explain this more :).

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Cura recommended settings

by apazga

Hi!

Just want to ask/share my "machine settings" when configuring Cura for the first time.
I'm waiting to receive this nice 3d printer and want to make sure that my settings are ok.

Printer: Custom FDM printer

Printer Settings:

  • X: 210 mm
  • Y: 210 mm
  • Z: 205 mm
  • Build Plate Shape: Rectangular
  • Machine Center is Zero: Unchecked
  • Heated Bed: Checked
  • GCode Flavor: Reprap (Marlin/Sprinter)

Printhead Settings:

  • X min: 0
  • Y min: 0
  • X max: 0
  • Y max: 0
  • Gantry height 0 mm
  • Number of extruders 1
  • Material Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Nozzle size: 0.4 mm

I think it's ok, but I’m not sure about X/Y min/max and Gantry height. Any comments?
Also leaving Start Gcode & End Gcode as-is.
Thanks in advance!

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