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v1.1

Minor Versionm

by Frank Rupert Catapang

Introduction

Before you first receive your Palette 2, it is calibrated during the initial QC process. However, there can be some instances when re-calibration of your Palette is necessary, including the installation of a new electronics tray or if your Palette is splicing the ends of filament too early/late. Palette Calibration will re-measure the number of steps it takes for your ingoing and outgoing motors to create optimal splices. This will determine SPC (Steps Per Count) and PPM (Pulses Per Millimetre). SPC measures how many steps the ingoing drives take to move 1 mm of filament. PPM measures how many movements or pulses are registered to the encoder (scroll wheel) to move 1 mm of filament.

Video Overview

    • Turn on Palette 2 and select Settings. Select Calibrate Palette, then Next.

    • Note: The output tube is not required to perform Palette Calibration.

    • Follow the on screen instructions to clear the output and load 4 different filaments into Palette 2. Palette will begin making splices.

  1. When instructed, gently pull on the filament from the output to activate the buffer. You'll see the lights from the limit switch within the buffer turn on once triggered. Once this is done, Palette 2 will continue to make splices.
    • When instructed, gently pull on the filament from the output to activate the buffer. You'll see the lights from the limit switch within the buffer turn on once triggered. Once this is done, Palette 2 will continue to make splices.

    • When instructed, slowly pull the filament until the limit switch within the buffer is triggered again. This will prompt Palette to cut the filament.

    • When the filament is free, slowly and consistently pull the strand of filament out of Palette (should take around 20-30 seconds).

    • The screen will display the SPC and PPM values. The SPC should range from 2.4-2.5 and PPM should range from 38-39. If you're satisfied with your new values, tap Yes to save these values.

Conclusion

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And what if I want to change the splice settings used during calibration? I tried both PLA and ABS and both end it with the splicepoint snapping in two either when the machine tells to pull the filament OR when the machine pulls the filament back in the end of the calibration.

Patrick Bjørkman - Reply

Hey Patrick, if you want to change your splice settings, please follow the instructions here: mm3d.co/splice-tuning

Please remember to input your splice settings on CANVAS after you run a splice tuning test. Hope that helps and let us know if you have any other questions!

Alina -

I have found an issue when doing this, the screw under the buffer switch is proud slightly and causing the filament to hit it instead of going up and making the switch. Its 50/50 to if the filament makes the switch when doing calibration or not. I’ve removed the cover and got about 1/8 turn on the screw but its still proud slightly. Is there any advice you can give me how to correct this issue, i have pictures of you need them.

James Peverley - Reply

Hey James, could you unscrew the buffer switch and reinstall it, making sure it’s flat and not at an angle?

Alina -

Hi ... I saw in the video that the 4 drivers turn on simultaneously to recall the filament and then Palette asks for the 1st filament. To me, on the other hand, even after the factory settings reset, only the first drive turns on during calibration and then inserting the filament it doesn't stop anymore and nothing else happens! Help

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