Despite the sales talk a Creatbot DX is definatly not ready out of the box. I dont know if it is a slack company or someone is just always at smoko. Thse steps need to be done ASAP or you are just wasting your time. Like the two weeks I have just wasted before writing this. I want to thank Mark Langlais who quite literally lives on the other side of the world to me who helped me get mine printing effectivly.
It is not a Creatbot printer, it is a RepRap. Which is good and bad. The good part is that you can adjust it as such.
Nightrams defaults (aka what it should be from factory):
- Extruder 607.13 s/mm (factory is 650 s/mm)
- X/Y leave as is (can be tweeked if required, mine was only 0.3mm out over 100mm)
- Z 808.00 s/mm (factory is 800)
- X Acceleration MAX 1000mm/s (factory is 9000mm/s)
- Y Acceleration MAX 1000mm/s (factory is 9000mm/s)
- Acceleration 800
- Maximum X/Y Jerk 10.00 mm/s
- Maximum Z Jerk 20.00 mm/s
Basic Extrusion calibrate and so forth
Start at the extruder then work your way around. I disconnected the hose at the top of the bowden, fed in some filament and chopped it off exactly 120mm from the bottom. Becasue lets face it you wont re-use it.
How to calibrate extruder
Keeping the link above in mind it is a similar process to do X/Y/Z
How do I stop the acceleration greater than a jet plane?
Someone in the company thought it would be a good ide to have the accelerations maxed out, Quite literally faster than a supersonic jet plane. To fix this you need a program called matter control. It is one of the few programs that can adjust the firmware in the printer without destroying it.
Put the settings in as such:
What software to use?
You probably have realised it by now that the Creatware is just a sucky version of Cura.even then it is second best to Simplify3D. You have saved a few pennies on the printer so I urge you to buy the software. Here is a basic FFF file for the Creatbot DX03. With the settings within I have been able to reliably get down to 0.04mm successfully. Just lower the speed to 1800mm/m.
Link updated 19/10/2017