Prusa i3 3D printer

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Prusa i3 3D printer
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Owner/Loaner PS:One
Serial Number SERIAL NUMBER
Make/Model Prusa Mendel 13
Arrival Date 5/2016
Usability yes
Contact CNC Area Host
Where CNC Area, upstairs
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $500
Host Area CNC


Prusa i3 3D printer Area: CNC https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Prusa_i3_3D_printer



Description

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

Status

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.

Authorization

Ask CNC Area Host. Email: 3dprinters@pumpingstationone.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.

Operation

Prusa i3 OctoPrint Server

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.

Troubleshooting

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.

Mods

Unknown.

SD Card

Should accept any SD card. Use the Replicator Dual SD card or bring your own.

Usable Print Area

200mm x 200mm x 180mm (Please verify - --Skynaya (talk) 11:36, 28 November 2016 (CST))

Nozzle size

  • Presumed 0.35mm nozzle, verification would be appreciated --Skynaya (talk) 11:36, 28 November 2016 (CST)

Host Software

Users of Linux, Windows, OSX will need to install the following software:

Suggested Settings

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/

See forum post for some settings: http://shop.prusa3d.com/forum/original-prusa-i3-mk2-f23/simplify3d-print-settings-august-30-2016--t938.html#_ga=1.30717884.2054885924.1484866610

Prusa Simplify3D Settings: http://shop.prusa3d.com/forum/download/file.php?id=533

Ultimaker Cura

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

Speed:

  • 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.

Resources

Filament

The extruder for this machine accepts 1.75mm filament.

MicroCenter (online and in store)

Monoprice

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
Colorfabb 750g+ 2015 Clear 57 53/105/200 236g?
eSun Inland 1kg 2015 Black 67 53 / ? / 199 224g?
eSun Intservo PLA/ABS 1kg 2015 Clear 64 52 / 90 / 200 253g
Filamentum 750g 2017 Clear 57 53/105/200 236g?
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  ?
Ziro 1kg 226g

List of Currently Certified Users

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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