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 !
I am trying to decide if it is worth buying one, and juggling attempting to add a heated bed and glass plate at the same time.
Has anyone actually done this, and have only 2 people bought the Experimental extruder?
Also- https://www.facebook.com/groups/140687699909990/ please join
Curious to know if anyone has tried the Graphene or similar brand conductive PLA material through the exp xtruder?
I ran it right out of the box in the new extruder but it stop flowing mid print. When this has happened before it was due to a filament snag and jam. Not this time though. Going to try wider nozzle and slower print speed.