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Tip of the Day 16 - Wanhao 5S/5S mini with Simplify3D slicer

Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:08 am

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The Wanhao 5S is an extremely sturdy machine, and has a great design. However, the firmware on the machines only allow it to run .i files. .i files are a bit different than .Gcode files. You can either flash the firmware on your Wanhao 5S with experimental firmware from user Jetguy, or use Fusiontek Ideamaker software to translate G-Code files.


Step 1) Making a G-Code file from Simplify3D


Download the FFF file for your printer (slicing settings file)

Simplify3D profile for Wanhao S5- Large


Simplify3D profile for Wanhao S5-Mini

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qs53sp1fllvy6 ... S.fff?dl=0-New link thanks to carbide (see post below)

After downloading that file, in Simplify3D click "Edit Process Settings" and import the FFF file.
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Once this has been done, you can drag in a 3D model model, select Prepare to Print and then click the "Save Toolpaths to Disk" button, to save a .Gcode file.


Step 2) Sending the G-Code file to the Wanhao printer


You can either use FusionTech Ideamaker software to send convert the .Gcode to a .I file, or flash the firmware on your Wanhao printer with Repetier firmware by Jetguy so it will read standard G-code.


FusionTech IdeaMaker Software-option to translate G-Code to .i files (Wanhao maker does not have this feature)
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To download FusionTech Ideamaker Software that translates G-Code to .i files (Windows only)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/isja34hpyzrs9 ... 0.zip?dl=0 -New link thanks to Carbide (see post below)

To flash the firmware on your printer so it will read .Gcode files instead of .i files, use Jetguy's Firmware for the D5 Wanhao (Repetier based), 115200 Baud Rate. Download Arduino software to flash this onto your printer.
RepetierD5Jetguy.zip
Jetguy's Firmware for the D5 Wanhao (Repetier based), 115200 Baud Rate. Download Arduino software to flash this onto your printer.
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More information from Jetguy about the firmware
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/w ... UDz41PgygJ
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Re: Tip of the Day 16 - Wanhao 5S/5S mini with Simplify3D sl

Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:54 am

Also, for anyone who needs FusionTech IdeaMaker software w/ Translate file see the link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yws0lr0jyhbzk ... n.exe?dl=0
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aeren
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Re: Tip of the Day 16 - Wanhao 5S/5S mini with Simplify3D sl

Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:44 pm

Hi there,

Could you please share ideamaker in a different way? I can't download it from your link and the official new version doesn't have the Transcode option anymore.

Thanks in advance,
Aeren

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Re: Tip of the Day 16 - Wanhao 5S/5S mini with Simplify3D sl

Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:50 am

Nevermind, i managed to get it.
However, when i start printing, my printer starts immediately without preheating and
initial material dumping. Any of you had this problem?

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Re: Tip of the Day 16 - Wanhao 5S/5S mini with Simplify3D sl

Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:34 am

from the temp. Options you can make extruders and the bed to wait for preheating before printing. Just check the box from their menu

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Re: Tip of the Day 16 - Wanhao 5S/5S mini with Simplify3D sl

Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:30 pm

aeren wrote:Nevermind, i managed to get it.
However, when i start printing, my printer starts immediately without preheating and
initial material dumping. Any of you had this problem?
Hi!

You should check out the official Wanhao google user group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum ... printer-3d

I have the latest (or near as damn it) version of ideamaker before they removed the Gcode transcode feature, it's version 1.6.9.2450 and you can download here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/isja34hpyzrs9 ... 0.zip?dl=0

I've chatted directly with the author of the above initial post simplify 3d profiles (Jetguy). They were intended as a crude 'get you going' file and are not optimised. Much of the file comes from the ultimaker machines. I've been tweaking for a while, and have come up with this file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qs53sp1fllvy6 ... S.fff?dl=0

This file includes start and finish Gcode to ensure the nozzle is homed, heated and purged before printing, and that the printer is shutdown after the end of each print.

do bear in mind, you may want to change the extrusion width to manual etc. but for my D5S it's printing fairly nicely, needs fine tweaking with regard to retraction, extrusion multiplier still. Simplify 3D were donated a Wanhao D5 for testing and to create a profile, but never got round to it, hence it's always an approximation based upon another machine and testing.

Hope that helps,

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