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Custom Print modes

by MakerBot

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.

Attached are:
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 !

Material:colorFabb bronzeFill Material:colorFabb copperFill Material:colorFabb corkFill Material:colorFabb woodFill Material:MakerBot PLA Nozzle:0.6mm brass Nozzle:0.6mm stainless steel Nozzle:0.8mm brass
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MakerBot Print 2.7:Experimental Settings and Custom Print Modes

by MakerBot

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!

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Software APIs

by MakerBot

Get under the hood of MakerBot hardware and software!

Software developers can access documentation about APIs and collaborate with other developers to interface with and expand the capabilities of MakerBot 3D Printers.

Check out our documentation on Github for the .makerbot file format, the .thing file format, and the print from web API: https://github.com/makerbot/labs

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PLA on Replicator 2X

by Bhodie004

I have read that pla is hard to print on the replicator 2x but I have seen many people do it successfully, I have tried everything I can think of but still can not get a print to even start. It will load just fine but when I start a print it will not extrude and only air print, when I unload the filliment there is a large notch in it. Please help :)

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Printing at finer than .2mm?

by DocELBrown

Hi everyone, I recently got a Rep+, and have been making decent prints at .2mm using the balanced setting, but wanted to get finer detail for the Headpiece for the staff of Ra model, and tried .1mm. However, the print looked about the same as the .2mm. Any suggestions on whether .05mm might work?

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