it has been quite a while since my last post here (because I have been printing happily with my regular M200's).
But now I got the new M200 Plus with HEPA cover...and unfortunately it feels like the good old early days all over again. ;)
Here my first impressions:
-Right away I noticed that the Z-axis was very grindy/noisy and also the first test print had a bit of a wavy wall. Since all my other M200's have very smooth Z-axis motion, I decided to investigate a bit more and found the linear rails to be binding terribly. See attached videos. I was able to properly align everything and now it's all smooth again. Something like that shouldn't have left the factory. I'm also a bit disappointed to see the cheapo lead screw again. I somehow expected the new flagship printer to at least have the same ball screw as the regular M200.
Z-ABS print with wavy wall:
videos of z-axis binding and after fix:
-The display/touch panel comes off after a couple hours of printing...the adhesive is not sticking properly. I can push it back in place but it just comes off again the next day. Any recommendations on how to fix that permanently?
-The first print with Ultrat (new roll which came with the printer) and all standard settings came out very badly. All stringy and full of blobs and even a few burn marks. See pics. All fans are functional. Last time I had this issue with my V4 it was a bad thermocouple. I'll do a few more prints with different settings and materials before beginning to ask for spare parts...but it's definitely very disappointing to see this on a brand new printer.
stringing with Ultrat (0.19, high quality, auto fan):
-Constant issues with printer showing to be offline in Z-suite although it's turned on and on the network (only restarting of Z-suite fixes it). Also had GUI crashes when trying to re-print a file that I have sent and printed via Wifi before (it says invalid zcodex or something like that). Had to reload the file onto the USB stick to fix it.
-The new HEPA cover seems to be a poor design...It has air leakage around the filters (a lot of air blowing out of the top gap between the fan and the filters) which makes the whole filter thing kinda pointless. I had to add some extra foam gasketing to seal it all up. Zortrax team...you guys should look at that.
extra foam gasket (white) to make all air go through the filters:
Overall it seems to go downhill with every new printer and Z-suite version. My old V1 is still the one I use if I need the best print quality (together with an older Z-suite). I assume the older Z-suites aren't compatible with the M200 plus, correct? Or can I also run older zcodes on it?