Last week I suddenly received a call a 75kg package was to be delivered.
I have not received any shipping info or tracking code, but there it was: 2 hugh boxes with Artisan.
I also ordered the air purifier, but that was not part of this delivery. I hope to receive it in the near future.
Over the weekend my son and I have good fun putting it all together.
Now trying out this beast of a machine. I think I did not realise how big it was.
First 3d print setup went smooth. Got filament loaded, did test prints to calibrate the nozzles.
Than the demo penholder: unfortunately. I tried several times, but the bottom just would not stick. The bottom layer is zigzagged and when returning from the edges it pulls some of the material back resulting in some filament in the middle but not touching the edges and when the 2nd layer starts, it just pulls everything loose. I did try some lubricant.
Eventually I just looked up a bench model and that printed pretty good the first time.
Today wanted to try the penholder again but somehow not it did not use the support material and I stopped it when there was a whole circle floating in the air.
Gave it another try but now model includes some strange cylinder. I don’t want the cylinder. Don’t see the use for it and don’t want to waste time and material on it, but I cannot figure out how to get rid of it. I did find the .snap3dp file but how can you edit it? Luban does not seem to have any editing features and Fusion 360 doesn’t want to open it as well.
Then tonight I tried the laser module. The 3d-print module unloading procedure is not very clear in the manual. The only thing I could find was just a note somewhere in between other text.
Calibrating the laser module went ok.
The loaded the ruler model, made a background picture but the ratio was off. The model didn’t even fit on the board. Ps, I firstly used the wrong (bigger) board. Don’t know the english names for all those kinds of board and pictures were in favorite of the wrong one.
Eventually when taking the background picture, clicked on ‘Calibate’ and this allowed me to put a square on the A4-paper image it took in the first laser calibration procedure.
After this, the ratio was good and ready too print.
At first sight, it was very clear the laser was waaaaayyy too high above the target. The laser spot was about 1cm diameter. I kept it running though. The end result was disappointing: no marker lines at all and where it had to cut the board a big backend 5mm wide line and the enclosure filled with smoke.
Have now tried to recalibrate the laser but it stays way to high.
Tried the ‘start work from origin’ method, but the documentation is very slim. Just cannot figure out how to do this. On the Artisan via Configuration, with the laser on, I moved the ‘work’ settings to set the laser in the centre of the board and just <1 cm of the board where the laser dot seemed to be the smallest.
Then started the print again, from Luban workspace, but now it moved the laser even higher.
So how to get this laser working?
I saw another post about the laser being too high. I did upgrade the firmware on the first startup of the device. Must I rollback to an older version?
This is my first 3d printer/laser/cnc device so I have much too learn.
The manual looks very nice is and is easy to follow, but I feel there is some essential information missing like a proper ‘how to swap modules’ guideline or troubleshooting section. I have looked at the snapmaker wiki, but could not find the info there either.