My vat does tilt at startup, but is no longer tilting while printing. I’ve tried new gcode as well as the diy test gcode I downloaded from the wiki. I thought the problem might be suction from the new pdms so I tried running it without the vat; still no tilt. I’ve tried resetting the printer for several minutes and I noticed while troubleshooting that I had firmware version 1.16 so I updated to 1.18. Any ideas what I need to try now?
Hello @BrentCain I am sorry this is happening to you!
A couple questions just so I can attempt to narrow it down:
Can you post all your settings here from the Moai for me please (photos are fine if that is easier)?
Is it a Pre-built Moai or a kit?
Did you reformat the SD card?
I started with the latest system settings for the Moai with PDMS vat:
X Size 900
Y Size 900
X Deviation 100
Y Deviation 100
Z Motor Speed 2
PM Motor Speed 15
Laser Power 58
XY Speed Set 4
Z Reset Postion 1877
PM Reset Position 10
Z Follows 2
PM Initial Speed 10
I tried increasing PM Moto Speed to 25 and PM Reset position to 20 and I tried increasing the Z Reset position to 1880.
The Moai was a kit I built in January. It was printing fine until last month.
I did reformat the SD card when I updated the firmware during troubleshooting.
Z Motor speed: 15
PM Motor speed: 30
PM Reset Position: 40
Z Follows: 40
You can look here also to see what else you may need to adjust. https://wiki.peopoly.net/doku.php?id=moai:moai#settings
Also here for the Tilting and Peel: https://wiki.peopoly.net/doku.php?id=moai:tiltpeel
Let me know if that works for you.
I made the suggested changes and still no tilting during prints. I watched it with the side panel off I can see the screw that is supposed to twist to lower and raise the vat keeps twisting back and forth instead of moving smoothly.
I emailed firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday morning but I haven’t received a response yet. How long is the normal wait time?
I am sorry about that, I contacted support. They will be in contact with you.