MakerBot Print 2.7 allows for the creation and easy sharing of custom print modes.
Here are some custom print modes created by thingiverse users for colorFabb special filaments and for draft printing with PLA.
maikagm's ColorFabb woodFill profile
colorFabb's copperFill profile
Thor3D's draft PLA profile
enlightenme3's draft PLA profile
colorFabb's bronzeFill profile
inspector_number_555's corkFill profile
Print profiles attached. Download them and import into MakerBot Print 2.7 !
Hello all, and welcome to MakerBot Labs!
Make sure you check out our new version of MakerBot Print with new features to support the Experimental Extruder.
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MakerBot Print version 2.7 exposes more advanced slicer settings (35+ more settings!) to help you tune prints for different materials and draft printing. To expose these settings make sure you are connected to a printer that has an Experimental Extruder attached and that you have that printer selected. Experimental settings are tagged with an Experimental Extruder icon. Learn more about how to expose these settings: https://support.makerbot.com/learn/makerbot-labs/experimental-extruder/exposing-custom-settings_13660.
This version of MakerBot Print also adds the ability to create custom print modes. To create a custom print mode select a default print mode, name your print mode and press the + button. Make any changes you would like and click "Save Print mode". Custom print modes can be exported and imported for easy sharing within the MakerBot Labs community. If a custom print mode contains Experimental Extruder settings it will also be badged with an Experimental Extruder Icon (screenshot attached). Learn more about custom print modes: https://support.makerbot.com/learn/makerbot-labs/custom-print-modes/custom-print-modes_13654.
We can't wait to see your experimental extruder print modes and prints!
last weekend and taking advantage of the sudden temperature rises, I took up again the challenge of printing with the ColorFabb nGen_FLEX Filament, which had been practically a torture in winter and had not even been able to make a test print, checking my notes, I decided to use the 0 nozzle.8 mm and after several filament stretches and their corresponding alerts of no filament there was no filament I understood that I had to pay a little more attention to how the material behaved when the wheel of the Experimental Extruder started to make noise, I paused to take out the filament and cut the stretched part and reloaded it, so successively until I understood that if I put retraction 0 it would be easier to work with it.
where my problems were in rafting and the first ones were able to, sometimes I left intermittent drops down from 250 degrees to 24 degrees and there I could start to control a little more the impression.
my conclusions after 2 days of 12 hours of learning about the nGen_FLEX material are the following:
the material is very good at adhesion in cold bed it does not come off the raft, once it is fluid and does not block the rotation of the filament reel, making it stretch very well.
Note this filament requires leopard patience.
the time taken to make a print was about 6 hours, between breaks and resumes.
Hi everyone - i'm printing on the Z18 with an experimental extruder and a 0.8mm nozzle. i am having issues with the raft being welded to the part.
anyhow - i know how to adjust the airgap, and i could obvs via trial and error figure out something that works - and i'm sure my plastic choice (hatchbox pla) has a bearing on it all - but i wondered if anyone had a magic number they use. i see that the max i can set it at is 1.01mm - which is 25% of the nozzle on a regular machine - which is odd as i thought the rule was 50% nozzle dia. and of course makerdesktopprint thing doesn;t allow for a greater gap than 1.01mm
side note: what a joke using the EE is. you have to be online and connected to the printer to unlock the EE profiles in Makerware/Desktop/Print whatever it is called. i mean i'm like 44 years old, i drive a car and things, good god i can be responsible for a print going wrong if i choose the wrong profile.
is this all just leading me back to figuring out a custom profile in s3d? fun times. if i don't stop typing soon this will turn into a screed.
We tested to print quite successfully PETG filament with the MakerBot Replicator Z18. For printing on the Replicator Z18 we used amongst other things the MakerBot Experimental Extruder with a 0.4mm standard Nozzle. You can find more information at: https://www.3d-edu.ch/petg-mit-dem-makerbot-replicator-z18-drucken/
The print mode here are to serve you as a starting point. We would be happy about further improvements.