Looking at Dave’s Profileinator seems really well suited to a stepper extruder. However, he also suggests adding a “Flow Fudge Factor.” I just use this set to 1.0, so I’m not sure if I’m using it correctly.
Flow Fudge Factor: I have to enter 1.0 into the flow rate to get 2.0 RPMs on the extruder.. I got tired of doing this math so I added flow fudge factor and set it to 0.5. This doesn’t change the volume calculations – it just modifies the flow rate on the table. If you have a MK4/MK5 extruder with a DC motor, start this at 127.5 to get the PWM value to use
In any case, it looks like by multiplying it by 127.5 you can get the required flowrate for a DC motor. In printing with a DC motor, I never wanted to drop the speed below 255, because the DC motor had such a small range of speeds. I could print between about 230 – 255. Given this, I can understand why so many others, probably using a DC motor, would rather pick their flowrate as 255 and then determine the proper feedrates.