Automatic multiple printing on Makerbot Replicator 2

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Automatic multiple printing on Makerbot Replicator 2

Post by MarcoP » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:03 pm

Post by MarcoP
Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:03 pm

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Hi guys.

Now that we are doing several projects that require the use of the 3d printers, machine time is becoming an issue.

One of the things that take up a lot of time is the printing of samples for potential clients. We need several a day.
One of the samples we are sending is a small owl that takes 1 hour to print.

It would be great if the printer could remove the owl by itself and start a new printer. But who says it can´t?

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This is done by adding a few extra lines of Gcode at the end of the file. Of course i would only recommend this for tall parts with a small base that detach easily.
Also we are using an alternative painters tape that releases the parts more easily.

Using this we managed to get 4 prints in a row overnight.
Next step is to use a filament counter to check if filament has run out or extruder has become blocked and shutdows the machine.

Regards
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Hi guys.

Now that we are doing several projects that require the use of the 3d printers, machine time is becoming an issue.

One of the things that take up a lot of time is the printing of samples for potential clients. We need several a day.
One of the samples we are sending is a small owl that takes 1 hour to print.

It would be great if the printer could remove the owl by itself and start a new printer. But who says it can´t?

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This is done by adding a few extra lines of Gcode at the end of the file. Of course i would only recommend this for tall parts with a small base that detach easily.
Also we are using an alternative painters tape that releases the parts more easily.

Using this we managed to get 4 prints in a row overnight.
Next step is to use a filament counter to check if filament has run out or extruder has become blocked and shutdows the machine.

Regards
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Post by MarcoP » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:59 pm

Post by MarcoP
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:59 pm

Hi

I have elaborated on this:

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And also shared in Thingiverse:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:42369

Regards
Hi

I have elaborated on this:

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And also shared in Thingiverse:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:42369

Regards
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