Festus440
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Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creatr?

Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:14 pm

Hi,
I have the dual extruder version of the Leapfrog Creatr on order and have already purchased the Creator software.

Thanks!

Hansie
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Re: Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creat

Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:29 am

I have not purchased the software yet - since I don't know if there will be LeapFrog Creatr support (wouldn't mind a trial version either!).

So ... I'd be very interested in this as well.

Hansie
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Re: Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creat

Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:32 am

Woops, missed the compatibility guide in this post.

Festus440
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Re: Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creat

Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:11 am

Yes, I bought the software based on that post plus I have a friend who purchased Creator and highly recommended it. (He has a different printer though.)

Hansie
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Re: Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creat

Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:39 am

I'm still having issues printing with my Creatr - PLA works fine, although it is a nightmare to get the object removed from the Blue Painters tape.
ABS however is a different story. Specially when it comes to printing something smooth.
Is Creator of any help with this?

Hansie
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Re: Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creat

Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:56 am

OK, I got a license now as well - what profile do you use for your Creatr? (in FFF Settings)

tlrt2701
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Re: Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creat

Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:12 am

Hello
Is there somewhere with a profile for relatively small things of the Creatr Leapfrog prints? I'm testing now for days but I get as opposed to Slice3r and Kisslicer mostly inferior results back.

Greeting Thorsten

Hansie
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Re: Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creat

Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:46 am

As I understand from Clayton (from Simplify3D): Simplify3D is working on a dedicated profile for the Leapfrog Creatr - they even have a Creatr to work with.

For now I simply use the "default" FFF profile, and even though I have a dual extruder, I simply use one extruder only ... I'm relatively new to 3D printing, so I'd like to get printing with one extruder under control first :P

I can't wait to get a profile for the Creatr though, as I feel that printing can be much better with fine tuning.
Maybe Simplify3D is willing to release a beta profile?

tlrt2701
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Re: Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creat

Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:21 pm

At moment I use also one extruder with PLA. I create many pieces the last days. Nothing is realy good.
A beta profile would be great.

I have tried many paramter the last few days, but no profile was as good as I had hoped.
I've got blisters start points to the layer.
What looks even worse is that every 6-10 layer the layer is thinner. I print a ring with about 1.3mm thickness. It looks as if there the layer then printed times thinner.
In the preview it looks smooth an good.
With Kisslicer that was not quite so extreme, so it must be possible with Creater, too.

I have temperature 40 ° C bed, and 190-210 ° C. PLA extruder.

Speed ​​the standard values ​​from the default profile.
No Support. But skirt and Raft one layer.

Extrusion Diameter: 0.30mm
Auto extrusion width
Extrusion Multiplier 0.95
Retraction: Parameter Default Default.
Layer High 0.15mm .... (0.1mm did not work.)

Rest is mostly standard.

Greeting Thorsten

Hansie
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Re: Anyone willing to share a profile for the Leapfrog Creat

Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:05 pm

I print either straight on the glass or on Kapton - either way the bed is set to 65C.
For the extruder I use the default PLA settings - I think 195C for the 1st layer, and 190 for the following layers.
Multiplier etc are also the default values (0.35 ext. diameter, width 0.96, multiplier 0.90.

It sounds to me that you might have some problems with your PLA feed.
I every now and then have to remove PLA, cut a part of and reinsert it.
I read somewhere that adding a tiny bit of canola oil at the tip of the PLA would make things go much smoother.
links:
Matterhacker.com
Use a tiny drop of canola oil on the end of the filament during the filament change. We got this tip from a customer and it has been AMAZING, not a single filament jam since!
Google Groups where they talk about olive oil, but it seems Canola oil is better.
More posts can be found all over the web - I think I originally noticed it in the RepRap Forums.

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