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Shutdown printer after printjob complete

Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:24 am

Hi Everyone:

Loving Simplify3D as a new user, very impressed. While I may be fairly new to 3D printing, I'm a real life inventor with several patents and products under my belt already. Naturally, I want to hot-rod things and make them better, faster, stronger, etc. This feature request is more about power saving, however. Many software programs have the option to 'Shutdown Computer' when a task is complete, or files are down downloading,etc. This is basically the same thing- Shutdown the 3D printer after the print job has completed. Not only would it save electricity, but also reduce wear and tear on fans, for one. With a 9.8kW solar grid, I make my own power, so I'm still kind of stingy with it, even though I have plenty to spare. So- what say you? Would this be a good feature to have? :idea:

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Re: Shutdown printer after printjob complete

Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:47 am

What a great idea! We'll be keeping an eye on your thread to track user interest.
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Re: Shutdown printer after printjob complete

Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:51 pm

A nice suggestion.....but surely this would be hardware and/or firmware dependant?

There is already some ATX power on/off commands (M80 & M81)...and these can be generated by inserting in the Ending script in S3D without any upgrade needed.
Doug Kightley
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