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How many of you are using S3D with a custom built printer?

Thu May 01, 2014 4:06 pm

Hi!

I just bought the S3D software and joined this forum! I'm curious to know how many of you are using S3D with your own custom built printer like I intend to. My cartesian style printer uses a RAMBo board, while the majority of the rail system I made with the OpenBuilds Open Rail system. I have a nice 23 inch wide, 15 inch deep printable area, by over 20 inches high! The size is why I wanted to build my own. I've been printing fine with Repetier/Slic3r, and Repetier/KisSlicer, but wanted to explore the deeper offering the S3D software seems to have.

Anyway, hope to connect with others who might have done something similar and had advice to share.

Cheers,
Rob

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Re: How many of you are using S3D with a custom built printe

Fri May 02, 2014 7:12 am

Hi Rob,

I just bought Simplify3D for my own custom printer. Before I used Kisslicer for most of my parts. You can see a similar printer here: http://plastikdrucker.de/blogbeitraege/ ... d-drucker/. I designed that printer for a friend and I 'm now building a similar printer for myself. It has a Rumba board with DRV8825 drivers and a Full Graphic Smart Controller. For a better performance I use 24V for the motors, the heat bed and the extruder. I will post pictures this weekend, but for the most part it looks like the printer above.

Cheers,
Andreas

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3Drasle
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Re: How many of you are using S3D with a custom built printe

Fri May 02, 2014 1:06 pm

Hi Rob

I use it for my own designed printer. Build area aprox 500x350x450 mm (WxDxH)
Board and stepperdrivers is MakerBOT gen.4.

I use both Simplify3D and KISSlicer
/Michael, Denmark

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Re: How many of you are using S3D with a custom built printe

Fri May 02, 2014 6:30 pm

3Drasle wrote:Hi Rob

I use it for my own designed printer. Build area aprox 500x350x450 mm (WxDxH)
Board and stepperdrivers is MakerBOT gen.4.

I use both Simplify3D and KISSlicer

Hi Mike
Thread Hijack (kind of)
i have a makerbot gen4 type of printer and still trying to get everything running properly
i'm curious if you have done anything for start/end scripts

errehache
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Re: How many of you are using S3D with a custom built printe

Sat May 03, 2014 12:52 pm

New to the forum and S3d. I am using it with a prusa i3, makerfarm version. My idea is to do more printing and less tinkering. As it is there are way too many variables. It seems that better software control of slicing could help.

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Re: How many of you are using S3D with a custom built printe

Sun May 04, 2014 2:24 am

MikeD wrote:
3Drasle wrote:Hi Rob

I use it for my own designed printer. Build area aprox 500x350x450 mm (WxDxH)
Board and stepperdrivers is MakerBOT gen.4.

I use both Simplify3D and KISSlicer

Hi Mike
Thread Hijack (kind of)
i have a makerbot gen4 type of printer and still trying to get everything running properly
i'm curious if you have done anything for start/end scripts
Hi Mike
scrips is below. They are full of garbage i newer removed but work fine for me.
I only have endstop on my Z axis. Hope you can use some of it.

START:
(**** beginning of start.txt ****)

(**** begin initilization commands ****)
G21 (units=mm)
G90 (positioning=absolute)
M104 S225 T0 (extruder temperature)
M108 S255 (extruder speed to maximum)
M103 (Make sure extruder is off)
M109 S110 T0 (heated-build-platform temperature)
(**** end initilization commands ****)
(**** begin homing ****)
(G161 Y F4000 (home Y min))
(G161 X F4000 (home X min))
G161 Z F1000 (home Z axis min)
G161 Z F1000 (home Z axis min)
G161 Z F1000 (home Z axis min)
G92 Z-0 ( ---=== Set Z axis min ===--- )
G1 Z5 F1000
G161 Z F50 (home Z axis min)
G92 X0 Y0 (set zero for X and Y)
G92 Z0 ( ---=== Set Z axis min ===--- )
(**** end homing ****)
(**** begin pre-wipe commands ****)
G1 Z10 F1000
G1 X120 Y120 F3000 (ventepos)
G1 Z0 F1000
M6 T0 (wait for nozzle
HBP
etc.to reach temperature)
G92 E0
M106
M107


END:
(**** Beginning of end.gcode ****)
(This file is for a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic)
(*** begin settings ****)
(**** end settings ****)
(**** begin move to cooling position ****)
G1 X0.0 F3300.0 (move to cooling position)
G1 X0.0 Y80.0 F3300.0 (move to cooling position)
(**** end move to cooling position ****)
(**** begin filament reversal ****)
M108 R1.98 (set extruder speed)
M102 (Extruder on
reverse)
G04 P2000 (Wait t/1000 seconds)
M103 (Extruder off)
(**** end filament reversal ****)
M18 (Turn off steppers)
(**** begin eject ****)
(**** end eject ****)
(**** begin cool for safety ****)
M104 S0 T0 (set extruder temperature)
M109 S0 T0 (set heated-build-platform temperature)
(**** end cool for safety ****)
(**** end of end.gcode ****)
/Michael, Denmark

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Re: How many of you are using S3D with a custom built printe

Sun May 04, 2014 9:14 pm

Thanks Mike
i will give this one a try

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Re: How many of you are using S3D with a custom built printe

Mon May 19, 2014 10:52 pm

I just purchased this software
I have a custom built printer dual extruder 12 " X 24" X 12" build area
Aluminum heated bed (using mains for power with separate temperature controller.

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