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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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nGen_Flex

by jabf

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.

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Raft Airgap Settings using the firehose?

by tomburtonwood

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.

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PETG with Experimental Extruder and MakerBot Replicator Z18

by cgy

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.

Custom_Print_Mode Makerbot_Replicator_z18 Nozzle:0.4mm brass PETG Print_mode Z18
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Inland PLA

by PankajDatta

Hey could anyone figure out a print mode for Inland PLA. I have been trying but can't figure it out.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/485629/175mm_gray_pla_3d_printer_filament_-_1kg_spool_22_lbs

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cant select Imported print modes and old print modes

by fineoutam

Has anyone had issues using their older printmodes? Most of mine are grayed out. Any known fix for this?

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Sudden problems with bronzeFill

by meier_werner

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)

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ProtoPasta CF Print Modes

by rhaleluk

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!

Nozzle:0.6mm stainless steel ProtoPasta
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ProtoPasta Magnetic Iron Metallic color

by maikagm

Please find the print mode and pictures for ProtoPasta Magnetic Iron Metallic color using the makerbot experimental extruder on the makerbot replicator plus.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:69709

Zombie Hunter Head
magnetic iron makerbot_replicator_ Nozzle:0.4mm brass ProtoPasta
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Nylon PA6 with microcarbonfiber Filament

by cgy

We tested to print quite successfully nylon PA6 with micro-carbon filament. For printing on the Replicator + (pa6_c4_rep) and the Replicator Z18 (pa6_c4) we used amongst other things the MakerBot Experimental Extruder with a 0.4mm hardened Nozzle. You can find more information at: https://www.3d-edu.ch/nylon-pa6-mit-mikro-karbonfasern-mit-makerbot-drucken/
These print modes here are to serve you as a starting point. We would be happy about further improvements.

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