Prusa i3 3D printer
|Serial Number||SERIAL NUMBER|
|Make/Model||Prusa Mendel 13|
|Contact||CNC Area Host|
|Where||CNC Area, upstairs|
- 1 Description
- 2 Status
- 3 Authorization
- 4 Operation
- 5 Troubleshooting
- 6 Mods
- 7 Suggested Settings
- 8 Resources
- 9 List of Currently Certified Users
A nice 3D printer that has been upgraded and is now listed as a Prusa i3 MK2S A 3D Printer https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Prusa_i3_MK2S_A_3D_Printer
1/1/2018 - This machine has been upgraded and is now listed as a different machine, one of the Prusa i3 Mk2S 3D printers. Which one is it? I don't know and it doesn't seem to matter much.
4/24/2017 - Printer bed connector is failing, could be failing print bed causing excess current draw; install solid state relay and if problem persist replace with silicone heater bed. Uneven extrusion or slippage, possible problem with the hobbed bolt; brass and is going bad; Should be replaced with stainless steel one. (ajasani)
11/27/16 - Tested printer with random yellow PLA, resulting in poor print quality. Suspect that PLA may be bad, as it snaps instead of bending. Going to test with different PLA. --Skynaya (talk) 11:36, 28 November 2016 (CST)
3/14/2017 - Cura intermittently detects the printer. Use the Simplify3D profile below for the Prusa using Com 7.
Ask CNC Area Host. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or look on the shelf holding the 3D printers for the sign with the name and contact information for the 3D printer area host. No regularly scheduled authorizations. Authorization sessions can be arranged for 3 or more members as required. If you want to schedule an authorization session, find 2 or more other people and email the CNC Area Host for referral to an authorizer.
The Prusa i3 now uses OctoPrint as its host device. You can now send jobs to the printer via any computer in the space, even your personal device.
The OctoPrint server for the Prusa i3 can be reached at http://10.100.1.200/
- When connecting to the OctoPrint server, you may first need to select "Connect" under the left side Connection tab if the printer has been turned off.
- All settings to connect are retained and should not be modified.
- Once the printer is connected, you can begin warming it up with the Temperature tab.
- Enter a temperature in Celsius and click "Set"
- You can control the printer's movements and extrusion using the "Control" tab.
- To get started printing, upload an STL using the left side "Files" tab.
- Find the STL you uploaded and click the "Slice" button, it looks like a magic wand.
- From here, you can select what slicer engine you'd like to use and what settings you'd like to print with.
- Cura is the default slicing engine.
- Select one of the preset slicing profiles, and then manually set your preferred temperatures and speeds using the Basic and Advanced tabs.
- Now locate the newly generated GCO file (G-Code) in the left side Files tab. You can now click "Load and Print" to print your object.
- It is preferred if you delete your files from the OctoPrint server when you are done. You can download your GCO file for future printing if you would like to retain the specific sliced project.
This is only a high level overview of how to use OctoPrint. If you are already authorized but have not used OctoPrint, feel free to attend future authorization sessions. OctoPrint will accept g-code from the most popular slicers such as Cura, Slic3r, Repetier-Host, and Simplify3D.
Please add information to this section if you discover some useful tips and tricks.
- Use the manual controls to preheat the nozzle and bed for your material type. Then Cura may detect the printer.
Should accept any SD card. Use the Replicator Dual SD card or bring your own.
Usable Print Area
- Presumed 0.35mm nozzle, verification would be appreciated --Skynaya (talk) 11:36, 28 November 2016 (CST)
Users of Linux, Windows, OSX will need to install the following software:
- Pronterface - or Repeteir-Host for manual operation of the printer as well as for starting print jobs
- Slic3r - for creating gcode (print jobs) from 3D models
- Alternately, you can use Cura by Ultimaker
This printer has not seen much testing, and appropriate settings have yet to be determined.
Prusa Drivers and Settings Files: http://www.prusa3d.com/drivers/
Prusa Simplify3D Settings: http://shop.prusa3d.com/forum/download/file.php?id=533
Settings that have worked in my experience for Cura:
First load the Prusa profile. It is usually among the default profiles in Cura.
Custom settings for PLA
- Printing temp=215C
- Build plate temp=55C
- Print speed= 40mm/s (I haven't tried faster but it is possible)
- Top/bottom speed=20mm/s
- Initial layer speed=20mm/s
- Initial layer travel speed=60mm/s
Rest of settings are the defaults for the Prusa profile.
The extruder for this machine accepts 1.75mm filament.
Find Something to Print
Thingiverse is a great place to find printable 3D models that other people have designed, and to publish your own.
Designing 3D Models
Page in progress to describe 3D modeling.
Dimensions and weight of common empty spools
|Brand||Size||Year||Color||Width (mm)||Diameter (ID/Code/OD)||Weight|
|3D Solutech||1kg||2015||Black||65||57 /81 / 199||173g?|
|3D Supply Source Transparent PLA/PETG||1kg||2015||Black||65||57 / 81/ 199||173g|
|Atomic Filament||1kg||2015||Black||72||52 / 98 / 204||319g|
|Atomic Filament||1kg||2016||Black||74||52 / 90 / 201||306|
|eSun Inland||1kg||2015||Black||67||53 / ? / 199||224g?|
|eSun Intservo PLA/ABS||1kg||2015||Clear||64||52 / 90 / 200||253g|
|HanBot||1kg||2014||Black||78||40 / ? / 198||?|
|Hatchbox ABS||1kg||2015||Black||62||32 / 58 / 200||?|
|Hatchbox ABS||1lb||2015||Black||61||32 / 58 / 163||157g|
|Honeycomb Drone||1kb||2015||Clear||53||52 / 60 / 220||183|
|IC3D ABS||2.5lbs||2014||Black||74||52 / ? / 203||?|
|Invent-a-Part PLA||1kg||2014||Black||74||57 / 96 / 198||227g|
|JustPLA Chroma Line PLA||1kg||2015||Black||93||57 / 95 / 180||197g|
|MadeSolid PET+||1lb||2014||Black||55||52 / ? / 199||?|
|MadeSolid PET+||1kg||2014||Black||71||53 / 93 / 203||345g|
|MakerGeeks Brand PLA||1kg||2015||Black||83||38 / ? / 190||?|
|MonoPrice PLA||1kg||2015||Black||78||39 / 96 / 194||221g|
|NinjaFlex||500g||2014||Black||54||52 / 94 / 200||329g|
|Octave ABS||1kg||2012||Black||90||32 / 58 / 161||168g|
|Prototype Supply||1kg||2014||Black||69||53 / ? / 199||?|
|Reprapper ABS||1kg||2012||Black||90||32 / 58 / 161||157g|
|Sainsmart TPU||800g||2015||Black||65||57 / 81? / 199||173g|
|Sainsmart TPU||800g||2015||White||84||32 / 49 / 162||153g|
|SMW3D||1kg||2015||Black||78||32 / ? / 200||254g|
|Taulman Nylon / TGlase||1lb||2014||Black||70||19 / 51 / 127||90g|
|Taulman||1lb||2018||Black||54||52 / 97 / 200||390g|
|Taulman PLA||1kg||2015||Black||84||38 / ? / 190||?|
|Ultimachine PLA||1kg||2012||Black||71||53 / 93? / 203||345g ?|
|Up! ABS||700g||2013||Black||55||53 / ? / 198||?|
|XYD Filament||1kg||2015||Black||67||53 / ? / 198||?|
|Yasin||1kg||2015||Black||60||48 / ? / 199||?|
|Zen Toolworks Flexible||1kg||2014||Black||60||52 / ? / 198||?|
List of Currently Certified Users
|qualified member||trained by||auth date|
|Derek Bever||Hours of shouting at 3D printers|
|Grant Wagner||Ashish Jasani|
|Zack Sasnow||Ashish Jasani|
|Sam Dreyer||Sky Nova|
|Ray Doeksen||Sky Nova|
|Anastasiia Holubova||Sky Nova|
|Paul Rapoport||Sky Nova|
|Abel Greenwald||Sky Nova|
|Nick Prorok||Andrew Sowa|
|Sandra James||Andrew Camardella|
|Jeff Katz||Sandra James|
|Rob German||Nick Prorok||10/5/2019|
|Antina Lee||Nick Prorok||10/5/2019|
|Josh Myers||Nick Prorok||10/5/2019|
|Victor Mateevitsi||Nick Prorok||12/5/2019|