MakiBox - Updated Tuning Guides

2021-11-27 16:13 by Jonathan Buford (comments: 14)

Assembling it is the first step, but it takes some tuning to get great prints.

The MakiBox has been set up to be very quick to assemble and to help reduce the amount of odd things that can happen due to poor assembly, but it still takes a bit of TLC to get great prints out of it.

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We've posted up the start of our tuning guide videos here in our Support Pages: Tuning

We will continue to update the documentation and also post up any fixes to issues people run into as they start getting their boxes and find problems. So far, the issues that people see with wavy lines within a layer should be fixed by following these guides. 

We will post more about production and other general updates next.

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Comment by Stephane BUISSON | 2021-11-27

Hi Jon,

Having watching the bed levelling video, I was thinking if it could be more easy to level the bed by using the parallelism with the bottom of the printer. By using a couple of wood bar with the right thickness on bottom, then bringing down the bed on it, and set the screws.
if by design the XY are parallel to the bottom, those idea should work, and be far more easy to do. (more space for the allen key)

Comment by Stephane BUISSON | 2021-11-27

Hi Jon,

Having watching the bed levelling video, I was thinking if it could be more easy to level the bed by using the parallelism with the bottom of the printer. By using a couple of wood bar with the right thickness on bottom, then bringing down the bed on it, and set the screws.
if by design the XY are parallel to the bottom, those idea should work, and be far more easy to do. (more space for the allen key)

Comment by Stephane BUISSON | 2021-11-27

Hi Jon,

Having watching the bed levelling video, I was thinking if it could be more easy to level the bed by using the parallelism with the bottom of the printer. By using a couple of wood bar with the right thickness on bottom, then bringing down the bed on it, and set the screws.
if by design the XY are parallel to the bottom, those idea should work, and be far more easy to do. (more space for the allen key)

Comment by Stephane BUISSON | 2021-11-27

and if the limit switches are at the right place, the bed should finish at the right level.

Comment by Mats Johansson | 2021-11-27

Due to poor assembly? I seriously hope you mean from the suppliers.

Comment by Rick Dunn | 2021-11-27

RE: Due to poor assembly? I seriously hope you mean from the suppliers.

They mean on other printers. They've designed the makibox to be "idiot-proof" so it cannot have issues from poor assembly. If you have it together per instructions, it will work, rather than something like a rep-rap that requires hundreds of minute adjustments.

Comment by Alex Johnson | 2021-11-28

on that second levelling video - you really need to shoot it again from a different camera angle. Mostly what I see is hair :-)

Comment by Jon Buford | 2021-11-28

@Stephane - The leveling is also setting the calibration for the distance of the bed to the hot end, so it need to be done in relation to the hot end rather than the floor of the unit. The reason we have the limit hitting the support of the bed rather than the bed itself is that it can still produce variable results unless your hot end is exactly the same and if the angle of the bed is always consistent. In our design, the limit switch location is fixed and there is no adjustment on it at all.

@Mats - Poor assembly by users. Even with a simple design, some people are not careful about the details on fitting it together.

@Alex - We will when we have time. In general, there is enough there to show the important bits.

Comment by Adam Emberton | 2021-11-30

Hey Jon I know you are very busy but i was wondering if we could get a quick update on when the next batch of production notices will be going out. My production notice was supposed to go out November 14-28.

Comment by anthony m | 2021-11-30

what good does this update do if our makiboxes arent even shipping yet?