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!
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 !
After making some successful prints with colorFabb bronze Fill (MakerBot Replicator mini+, experimental extruder, 0,6mm stainless steel nozzle, colorFabb bronzeFill profile from here) I encountered a huge problem just during a print.
Suddenly the "flow" of filament was very slow and and was kind of stalling. The remaining part of the print then was very fragile, like straw.
I found that the nozzle was congested. After cleaning it I had no problems printing woodfill or normal PLA. But when I tried to print with bronzeFill after a minute the nozzle was congested again and printing stopped.
Any idea what the reason could be? The first prints with bronzefill went flawlessly. I didn't change any settings. But after the "straw-incident" it is not possible to print with bronzeFill. I have no clue. Thanks in advance. (see Pictures of the print)
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.
Has anyone created a print mode for the ProtoPasta CF materials?
I'm trying to run their CF and HT PLA and would love to have a print mode from one of the pros. I can run flawless Onyx parts on our Markforged machine, but now want to see if I can get our Makerbot Rep+ machines to match the same quality with the ProtoPasta materials.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!