Machine with new motion controller performs very well.
Setup of motion controller was easy and really straightforward. I had it running in under 1 hour. Software digests g-cote from Cura without any problems. Travel moves in Cura are recognized in Planet Cnc software and travel feed can be set (I have it on 10 m/min). The feature I like the most is that I can easily set offsets of X, Y and Z. This enables me to place part anywhere on the work-area. Z offset is really important to get a good first layer and getting Z right in 2/100 of mm is piece of cake.
Some extruder improvements:
- Double 100W heaters directly on 230V AC
- New aluminum block with thermocouple in center
- Attached 6 mm2 ground wire to extruder for safety purposes (water + cheap heaters + 230V AC)
Next big step is heated bed and fan for cooling layers. So far I can only print PLA filament.