Jerky movement in X axis when carving
I just did my first real carving since setting up my custom CNC and it seems to move very jerky in the X axis direction while carving. When i move it from location to location its great, super smooth no issue but when its doing a 3d carving moving slow in the X direction it seems to struggle then jump.
More technical details please.
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@chichirod by 3d carving do you mean all 3 axis moving at the same time? If so post the g code program for those moves
@3DPMicro The machine is only moving the X axis and Z axis when the jerkiness seems to happen. When its running at a consistant level its very smooth but as it lifts to carve a piece it jumps instead of being a smooth transition. Here is the Gcode:Eagle rough 2 0.25em.gcode
Config please. Sounds like Z speed settings could be too low
@Phaedrux The machine is only moving the X axis and Z axis when the jerkiness seems to happen. When its running at a consistent (not lowering or raising the Z axis) level its very smooth and quick, but as it lifts to carve a piece it jumps instead of being a smooth transition.
@Phaedrux ; Configuration file for Duet 3 (firmware version 3)
; executed by the firmware on start-up
; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool v2.1.8 on Fri Mar 06 2020 14:56:26 GMT-0700 (Mountain Standard Time)
; General preferences
G90 ; send absolute coordinates...
M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
M550 P"Duet3 CNC" ; set printer name
M552 P0.0.0.0 S1 ; enable network and acquire dynamic address via DHCP
M586 P0 S1 ; enable HTTP
M586 P1 S0 ; disable FTP
M586 P2 S0 ; disable Telnet
M569 P0.0 S1 ; physical drive 0.0 goes forwards
M569 P0.1 S0 ; physical drive 0.1 goes backwards
M569 P0.2 S0 ; physical drive 0.2 goes backwards
M569 P0.3 S0 ; physical drive 0.3 goes backwards
M584 X0.0:0.3 Y0.1 Z0.2 ; set drive mapping
M350 X16 Y16 Z16 E16 I1 ; configure microstepping with interpolation
M92 X80.00 Y80.00 Z400.00 E80.00 ; set steps per mm
M566 X900.00 Y900.00 Z12.00 E900.00 ; set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
M203 X12000.00 Y12000.00 Z1800.00 E12000.00 ; set maximum speeds (mm/min)
M201 X500.00 Y500.00 Z20.00 E500.00 ; set accelerations (mm/s^2)
M906 X2800 Y2800 Z4200 E2800 I30 ; set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout
; Axis Limits
M208 X0 Y0 Z0 S1 ; set axis minima
M208 X2498 Y1245 Z140 S0 ; set axis maxima
M574 X1 S1 P"io0.in" ; configure active-high endstop for low end on X via pin io0.in
M574 Y1 S1 P"io1.in" ; configure active-high endstop for low end on Y via pin io1.in
M574 Z2 S1 P"io2.in" ; configure active-high endstop for high end on Z via pin io2.in
M558 P0 H5 F120 T12000 ; disable Z probe but set dive height, probe speed and travel speed
M557 X15:215 Y15:195 S20 ; define mesh grid
M308 S0 P"temp0" Y"thermistor" T1 B4138 ; configure sensor 0 as thermistor on pin temp0
M950 H0 C"out0" T0 ; create bed heater output on out0 and map it to sensor 0
M143 H0 S0 ; set temperature limit for heater 0 to 0C
M307 H0 B0 S0.00 ; disable bang-bang mode for the bed heater and set PWM limit
M140 H0 ; map heated bed to heater 0
; Custom settings
M307 H1 A-1 C-1 D-1 ; Disable Heater 1 so we can use it for a tool
M453 P0 R24000 F400 ; Set to CNC mode, using Tool 0, 24000 Max RPM, PWM Frequency 400hz
M501 ; load saved parameters from non-volatile memory
M911 S10 R11 P"M913 X0 Y0 G91 M83 G1 Z3 E-5 F1000" ; set voltage thresholds and actions to run on power loss
Yes increase your zspeeds acceleration and jerk. Do some testing to see if it's still in the limits and try again. Dry run first.
@Phaedrux Awesome, thank you. Any recommendations on how high to go to?
That's what the testing is for, but Start with 10x your current values. It's the 12mm/min jerk that is the biggest problem I think.
@Phaedrux Ok, I just wanted a starting point. Ill start playing. Thank you
@Phaedrux That was definitely it. It moves way better. A bit more tweaking and its all good