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ReplicatorG profiles for Sailfish

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ReplicatorG profiles for Sailfish by whpthomas Apr 27, 2013
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UPDATED Aug, 14 2013

These are my updated profiles for printing with the Replicator 2 using the latest release of ReplicatorG 40 (r16) and Sailfish.

My guide to installing the Sailfish firmware on the Replicator 2/2X can be found here: [thingiverse.com/thing:61022]( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:61022 "Acceleration Test Shape")

Improvements include:

  • A 5D pre-prime sequence with slow wipe
  • 100 micron profile with 200 micron first layer
  • Improved dwindle setting to reduce stringing
  • 340 micro zero fill profile for printing stretchlet bracelets
  • Material profiles match - use PLA for PLA and ABS for ABS, the only difference is the packing density
  • An improved zipper

Instructions

Using the ReplicatorG-Sailfish Skeinforge Profiles

To use these profiles there are only a few things that you need to do differently.

Extruder Temperature

You will now be controlling your printing temperatures from your Replicator 2 menu, which overrides any non zero settings in the gcode.

Utilities->Preheat Settings

Select the Utilities menu and then the Preheat Settings sub-menu and set the temperature you want to print at. I tend to use 225c for small prints (< 40mm x 40mm), and 230c for large prints (> 40mm x 40mm). Black PLA often requires printing at about 5c hotter than other colors.

Firmware Deprime

I advise using a combination of firmware de-prime and retraction. Set the firmware de-prime to 16 steps in the onboard preferences. The Retraction Distance in the Skeinforge Dimension module should be set to 2mm.

Print-O-Matic

You no-longer need to use the default start/end gcode because each profile has customized start and end code alteration file that lets you know as you start printing which profile your STL file was sliced with.

  • start.gcode has an improved pre-prime wipe that allow the ooz to dangle down the side of the build plate prior to a slow wipe and lift.
  • end.gcode lifts to the full 155mm in order to clear 150mm tall prints.
  • Raft/Support has been disabled in Skeinforge to speed up slicing, so if you want to use rafts or supports you will have to re-enable and configure it.

100 micron

This profile is slow but high quality. It will lay down 6 bottom and top layers to compensate for such a thin overall layer height.

The recommended settings are:

Object Infill (%) 20 to 100
Layer Height (mm) 0.1 or 0.15
Number of shells 1, 2, 3
Feedrate (mm/s) 120
Travel Feedrate 150

100 micron multiply

This profile makes it quick to print multiple copies of the same object by using the Skeinforge Multiply module. The default is 2, side by side along the X axis, but you can easily change it to whatever you want. Use the same recommended settings as above.

200 micron

This profile is faster, but uses the Skeinforge Skin module to create a 100 micron outer perimeter, creating a fast high quality print for certain types of objects. This profile is best suited to printing objects with uniform angular faces with chamfered edges rather than organic curved surfaces.

The recommended settings are:

Object Infill (%) 10 to 100
Layer Height (mm) 0.2 or 0.3
Number of shells 1, 2
Feedrate (mm/s) 120
Travel Feedrate 150

200 micron multiply

This profile makes it quick to print multiple copies of the same object by using the Skeinforge Multiply module. The default is 2, side by side along the X axis, but you can easily change it to whatever you want. Use the same recommended settings as above.

340 micron

This profile is the fastest, but will result in a course quality print on certain types of objects. This profile is best suited to printing large objects with uniform rectangular faces with chamfered edges rather than organic curved surfaces.

The recommended settings are:

Object Infill (%) 10 to 100
Layer Height (mm) 0.34
Number of shells 1
Feedrate (mm/s) 120
Travel Feedrate 150

340 micron zero fill

This profile is designed to print hollow single shell items like scrunchlet bracelets.

The only viable settings are:

Object Infill (%) 0
Layer Height (mm) 0.34
Number of shells 0
Feedrate (mm/s) 40
Travel Feedrate 80

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Also... I cant get the multiply profiles to work. Anyone else had this issue?

HI,

Whats the default flow rate on these profiles?

Has anyone had luck running this on Windows 10?

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Thank You! Amazing improvement to my prints!

What are the critical skeinforge settings you changed for the the zero-fill profile?

so just manually enter these settings?

What are do "multiply" profiles do?

any chance of a guide to adapting these to rep1 dual?

No explanation on how these get INTO repG?!

Thank you so much for posting these!
but a dumb question...
I have a rep 2x, and I am not able to activate my HBP... do you have any 2x profiles I could use?
thanks!

To anyone that has a new Replicator 2 the things that are 'Must haves' are:
extruder upgrade and whpthomas' slicing profiles. Whether you are using these Sailfish firm ware (which I recommend) or the original fimware, use his profiles. They are crucial! Thank you whpthomas for being a pioneer in this new field!

Not sure what I'm doing wrong here. I'm using the 100 micron profile and setting the "Platform" temp to 100 in "Preheat Settings" sub menu, but I can't get the build plate to heat up on my Rep 2X (using ABS). Are these profiles only for the Rep 2 that doesn't have a HBP? If I actually preheat it, the platform will heat up but when I go to print, it turns off and cools down. I just switched from Makerware to ReplicatorG Sailfish so I don't really know exactly what I'm doing yet. Thanks in advance for any help.

Ok, never mind. I wasn't thinking right. Those profiles are for PLA on either the Rep 2 or the Rep 2X, not ABS (duh).

Gotta ask what happened to your Nylon profile? I just got some Taulman 618 & 645 and would appreciate any advice. I have read through and tried most things on the Makerbot Operators group and am still having some issues. I will get more specific on the google group but was hoping you could re-upload your Nylon profile or let us know why you took it out? Thanks!

Why set the temperature on the machine? Isnt it easier to just set it on the printomatic settings?

You can slice the model once and print with different materials this way.

For example, you could slice http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13505Emmett's Stretchy Bracelet which requires some very specific parameters like a .34mm layer height, 1 shell and 0% fill -- if the temperature is set on the machine you could set it to 230C to print one out of PLA and quick change it to print the next one at 245C in Nylon.

If you set temperature in Print-o-matic, you would have to go back and reslice the model each time you want to print it in a different material. It's all a matter of preference.

Stretchy Bracelet
by emmett

This fixed major retraction issues we were having with your last profiles! thank you!

Hello thomas! Could you upload some pictures for see the diference between your settings and the makerware settings?
Thanks!

Thank you!!! I´ll try your profiles whith my Rep 2X

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