Sunday, September 12, 2010

RepRap: Mendel calibration through gears...

The best way I've found to calibrate a RepRap printer is by printing gears. Any flaws show up immediately. Also, if one of your gears break after several prints some of your bad calibration prints could work enough to print a better gear. This weekend I was able to print all the Mendel gears, as well as all the Wade extruder gears. Pictures follow.

I am satisfied with the quality. Now I am ready to print a full bed of parts.

1 comment:

  1. First, an explanation for the uninitiated: If you’re doing gauging with machine vision you need to convert pixels to real world measurements. That entails creating a conversion factor, the precision of which will establish the best practicable performance of your vision system. NDT calibration