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Retraction solution with Marlin, Pronterface and Slic3r

I’ve just fixed some key settings in Slic3r. Retraction Speed is now 7mm per second (down from 100!), and the Retraction Distance is 1mm. There is still slight room for improvement, but this is the best I’ve had it running … Continue reading

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Retraction, Huh! What is it good for?

Retraction is the technique of sucking molten plastic back up into the heated extrusion nozzle of a 3D printer. Like squeezing the edges of a toothpaste tube to suck back in some of the toothpaste you accidentally squeezed out. The … Continue reading

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3D printing workflow and my modular raygun developments

I spent yesterday evening carefully adding to my raygun model in OpenSCAD. The image to the left is a screen capture. This morning I told my Mendel Prusa to print the model in clear PLA plastic. This is my first … Continue reading

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Marlin is Alive!

At last I have Marlin running successfully on my RAMPS v1.4 hardware on my Mendel Prusa. Marlin is a firmware 3D printer control program which lives on the microcontroller in the printer itself. Pronterface on my laptop talks to Marlin … Continue reading

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