Powerspec Ultra 3d Printer

First Comment
edited January 2021 in General Discussion
Hi all, my powerspec ultra is printing everything about 10% smaller than put in. I have tried to slice my builds using their recommended software 'powerprint' and the flashforge software 'flashprint' I have also done a firmware update. I know its not natural PLA shrinkage. I am out of ideas. Help!


  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    That's usually more of a problem with ABS than PLA and 10% would be extreme for ABS. Are you printing multiple objects at the same time or just one? Would you be able to post some examples? And just to confirm this is with everything, not an issue with duplicating the initial print?
  • szozdaml
    First Comment
    edited May 2020
    The problem is with everything I print. I also print on some qidi x-smart and x-plus printers using the qidi software and have no problems with scaling. I can print the same G-code on all my printers all PLA and the powerspec always comes out significantly smaller. I have posted a pic below of two prints I have done with the same .STL with the gcode produced in their respective software. The black one is printed on powerspec (g-code produced by Powerprint) and red is printed on qidi x-smart (g-code produced by Qidi tech software). Both printed using Inland PLA
  • VicFan
    I have used a FlashForge printer since they first came out (perhaps 10 years ago) and never had this problem.  In fact, it has been very accurate.  I would try first to print a cube of known size and measure it with a caliper or micrometer. 
    If you find it still fails, then the problem is in your slicing program (I use Simplify3D) - you are using the wrong configuration for the FlashForge.  If you slice a file for one printer and use the same file on a different printer, there will be different scaling factors applied to it.  If that still fails, you have the measurement you calculated in the cube, you would have to manually scale it in the slicing program (in Simplify3D, double click on 3D and there is an option to change scaling by just changing one number away from 100.00%).
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