Homing the printers build plate

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Flint
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Homing the printers build plate

Post by Flint » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:45 pm

OK new Phontonsters listen up, especially you excited chatty ones who like to sit at the back, I know what you're up to back there!

This is the thing if you're comming from FMD printing you need to know that home is not 0,0,0 on the photon like you are used to so do this exactly and don't worry your photon will work

Before doing any of this loosen you build plate so it can wiggle about.

Also check how clean and free of grit dust or other general crap before you do this.

(you are going to be bringing the plate very VERY close to your screen you DO NOT want any crap in the way to damage your screen)

First home the plate this will bring it close to the bed (without the vat in the machine) then switch to 0.01 steps and with a piece of paper on the screen lower the plate till you can't quite tug it free then hold the plate steady and tighten it so it won't wobble any more.

then raise it by enough so you can pull the paper out but still feel it pulling a bit as you do. (this means you are now absolutely level with the screen and high enough to print well.

then back out of the move menu and hit the Z=0 menu you will be asked if this is the new z=0 hit yes and go back to the move menu and set the movement steps to 10mm and raise it up by hitting up 7 or 8 times then replace your vat fill and go print.

Trust me this WILL work DO NOT HIT THE HOME BUTTON AGAIN THINKING YOU HAVE TO HOME THE PLATE YOU ABSOLUTELY DO NOT HAVE TO DO THIS EVER EVER EVER!!

now stop throwing stuff at the back there! and go PRINT AWESOME STUFF and remember Photonsters help others out once we learn stuff and junk so do not be afraid to share if you find better ways.

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