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All Metal Hotend?

by tenuki

Does the microswiss allmetal hotend upgrade for the qidi tech one work on the x-max? I'm wanting to get into nylon, etc - is the second extruder they send you for advanced materials all metal so I could just switch to that?

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Connection Time out when trying to print over WIFI

by felixatreides

Sometimes I get this error message and have to try to print again. It may happen 20 times and then all of a sudden it will print (over WIFI)

Anybody else have this issue

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Qidi upgrade extruder to BMG and V6 htoend - firmware help

by jhenrikb

edit: does anyone know how to calibrate the e steps?
I dont understand how this extrusion thing works.
for my printer it looks like this
” Extruder Calibration

value of each step of E. This value is equal to the 1/3200
circumference of extruder gear. In addition

M8011 S0.010799″

When I measure the filament to 120mm and extrude 100m through
“G1 E100 F150”. Im left with 23mm filament.

After some testing, I end up with a setting at S0.01051. After extruding 100mm, im left with 20mm.

However once I start to print anything, it looks EXTREMELY under extruded.

I have no idea how all this owkrs

Hey

im in the process of upgrading my extruder to a BMG and hotend to V6.

Will upgrade more later, maybe motherboard to a DUet2wifi and some cable management instead of the thin cable where the clips break. (they broke on the first day).

Anyway, i need some help with firmware.

The BMG extruder is 3-1 gear ratio.

Qidi support says I need to set
"M8489 T2 ; wire feed speed for loading consumables"

I assume T6? since its 3-1?

but what about

"Extruder Calibration

value of each step of E. This value is equal to the 1/3200 circumference of extruder gear. In addition

M8011 S0.010799?"

If more people want to check out some upgrades.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3858439
(not me)
Im using his platform to fit my BMG extruder. I also reworked the fanduct.

Qidi X-Max : X-Carriage : V6 Retrofit
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Copper PLA - Need advice please

by berryjim

Hello! Overall, my X-Max is performing well using standard PLA. However, I am not getting good results with this copper filament. Any advice would be appreciated!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0761PMW3X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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