Wanhao i3 setup and running
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So i finally have my i3 with a Duet 2 Ethernet setup and I am up and running but I am encountering a couple of issues. My printing experience is mainly using Cura then sending it to my printer via usb and it working so this is significantly different.
My printer is setup, connected and moving in all the right directions (and stopping) but I think I have made some mistakes in my config. I am hoping you kind folk can point out the error of my ways. Here is my setup.
Firstly: I believe I have set my Z axis to be based on using only the end switch (I have no bed probe) but it will ask me to to do manual bed probing. How do I turn this off?
Secondly: I believe I have the settings for the z axis set incorrectly as it only moves a very small amount (for example <0.1mm when I ask it to move 10mm). Can someone point me in the right direction to fix this?
My stepper motors are stock wanhao motors (2 * C17HD6039-06N - independently wired Z axis using both board headers) and (1 x C17HD40102-01N on each of X and y axis)
My bed, config files are attached.
Any help greatly appreciated.
You need to change your homez.g and homeall.g files to use an endstop switch instead of a Z probe. see https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Wiki/ConfiguringRepRapFirmwareCartesianPrinter#Section_Homing_Z.
It sounds like your Z steps/mm is set much too low in the M92 command. Also you are using x128 ,microstepping on all axes, andf while you might get away with it on X and Y, if the Z axis is leadscrew-driven then you will probably need to use lower microstepping to keep the step rate reasonable.
Again, if your Z axis is leadscrew-driven, then you need a much lower Z max speed than 12000 in your M203 command, and a much lower Z jerk in the M566 command.