RepRap Extrusion Flow Calibrationon May 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm
I posted this on a Google group recently and thought I’d repost it on my own blog:
I have been converted to an evil and lazy extrusion calibration anarchist. I no longer believe in measuring filament diameter or how much filament is pulled in, or adjusting the filament settings when slicing. All that painstaking effort is in the hope that if it’s done carefully enough that the calculations will result in the correct extrusion rate without needing any additional tweaking. I was abducted by aliens (or at least an Australian) and brainwashed to avoid all the extra work and skip all the measurement and mathematical masturbation by just watching the extrusion rate during a print and adjusting it until it’s correct.