gMax 1.5+ 2016 User Guide

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gMax 1.5+ 2016 User Guide

Postby gCreate » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:52 am

We are pleased to announce the release of the gMax 1.5+ 2016 User Guide. This 41 page guide includes instructions on operating your printer, maintenance, slicing information, LCD breakdown and many more tips.

Please note we are releasing it as a v0.9 draft version to gather feedback and make any final changes.

To download the PDF manual visit the link below:
http://forum.gcreate.com/downloads.php?view=detail&df_id=55

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Re: gMax 1.5+ 2016 User Guide

Postby gCreate_Kyle » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:21 am

I am looking for content to add to the user guide. Let me know if anything should be added or expanded on.

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Re: gMax 1.5+ 2016 User Guide

Postby Mrschomer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:48 am

Ok so I have had my gMax 1.5+ for almost a year and a half and I love it.. Since I purchased it I have added the heated bed and a BLtouch.

The question I have is in regards to maintenance. I am getting a slight squeak when the printer is doing the auto bed level sequence when the Z axis is moving. I have looked through the User Guide and I did not see any recommendation for lubricating the Acme lead screws. I was thinking about using a silicon spray but wanted to see if anyone else has had the issue.

Any help in eliminating my squeak would be highly appreciated.
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Re: gMax 1.5+ 2016 User Guide

Postby gCreate_Kyle » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:20 pm

Do not lubricate the lead screws. The lubricant will turn into a mess of black soot and eventually cause more friction. Do you have the nylon blocks with the tension adjustment? http://openbuildspartstore.com/anti-backlash-nut-block-for-8mm-metric-acme-lead-screw/
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Re: gMax 1.5+ 2016 User Guide

Postby Mrschomer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:44 am

Thanks Kyle,

I don't have the Nylon blocks with the tension adjustments. I'm assuming this is an upgrade part and I should order one for each lead screw?
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Re: gMax 1.5+ 2016 User Guide

Postby DForbes » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:08 pm

gCreate_Kyle wrote:Do not lubricate the lead screws. The lubricant will turn into a mess of black soot and eventually cause more friction. Do you have the nylon blocks with the tension adjustment? http://openbuildspartstore.com/anti-backlash-nut-block-for-8mm-metric-acme-lead-screw/


If they are squeaking, which way do you turn, tighten or loosen?

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