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[[http://www.makerbot.com/support/replicator/ Official MakerBot Replicator site]]
 
[[http://www.makerbot.com/support/replicator/ Official MakerBot Replicator site]]
  
== Replicator Operation Class ==
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== Replicator Settings ==
* See [[Class List]]
 
  
Notes ( 2017-01-30 ) :
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To use the Replicator, you will need software to slice and save an .x3g file to an SD card.  Please use one of the following two software packages:
  
Brad Selph has completed several repairs and the machine is now operational.
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[[https://www.simplify3d.com/ Simplify 3D]] is $140, and has "plug and play" ready settings to use the Replicator.
  
Best results currently are with using Simplify 3D as the slicer (it is installed on the Windows computer next to the Makerbot).
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[[https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-cura-software Cura 4.0]] is free and open source software, and you will need to install a plug-in from the Cura Marketplace as well as change the start/end GCODE for the machine.  
  
The configuration settings file for Simplify3D with the Makerbot is on the ATXHS Storage network drive, in public -> ATXHackerspace -> 3D Printing -> Makerbot-Simplify-3D , the Simplify3D files end in extension .fff .
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== Replicator CURA Settings ==
  
With ABS, the bed temperature should be 95C to 100C, depending on adhesion issues -- go higher if it is not sticking. ABS should be extruded at 220C, PLA between 200C and 215C.  
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=== Start GCODE ===
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<pre>
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; **** Replicator 1 dual start.gcode ****
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M73 P0 ; Enable build progress
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G162 X Y F3000 ; Home XY maximum
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G161 Z F1200 ; Home Z minimum
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G92 Z-5 ; Set Z to -5
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G1 Z0 ; Move Z to 0
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G161 Z F100 ; Home Z slowly
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M132 X Y Z A B ; Recall home offsets
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M135 T0 ; Load right extruder offsets
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G1 X-120 Y-70 Z30 F9000 ; Move to wait position off table
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M140 S{material_bed_temperature} T0 ; Heat buildplate
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M134 T0 ; Stabilize bed temperature
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M104 S{material_print_temperature} T0 ; Heat right extruder
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M133 T0 ; Stabilize right extruder temperature
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G130 X127 Y127 Z40 A127 B127 ; Default stepper Vrefs
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G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders
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G1 X100 Y-70 F9000 ; Move to front right corner of bed
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G1 Z0.3 F6000 ; Move down to purge
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G1 X-90 Y-70 E24 F2000 ; Extrude a line of filament across the front edge of the bed
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G1 X-100 Y-70 F180 ; Wait for ooze
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G1 X-110 Y-70 F5000 ; Fast wipe
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G1 Z0.5 F100 ; Lift
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M73 P1 ;@body (notify GPX body has started)
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; **** end of start.gcode ****
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</pre>
  
You do not need to clean the build plate with every build, or necessarily re-apply hairspray.
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=== End GCODE ===
 
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<pre>
ONLY the Garnier Products Frustic Style "Extreme Control" hairspray should be used on the glass, it is a green metal can (  https://www.amazon.com/Garnier-Fructis-Extreme-Hairspray-Packaging/dp/B0058CJUIS/ orhttp://www.cvs.com/shop/beauty/hair-care/styling/garnier-fructis-sheer-force-aerosol-hair-spray-8-25-oz-prodid-1013712 or https://www.walmart.com/ip/Garnier-Fructis-Style-Extreme-Hold-Extreme-Control-Anti-Humidity-Aerosol-Hairspray-8.25-oz/19200744 ).  The Aquanet we used to use does not spray out in an even mist any more (the newer spray cans all seem to have poor quality nozzles) and you get globby drops on the bed.
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; **** Replicator 1 dual end.gcode ****
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M73 P100 ; end build progress
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G1 Z150 F1000 ; send Z axis to bottom of machine
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M140 S0 T0 ; cool down HBP
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M104 S0 T0 ; cool down right extruder
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M104 S0 T1 ; cool down left extruder
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M127 ; stop blower fan
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G162 X Y F3000 ; home XY maximum
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M18 ; disable stepper
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; **** end of end.gcode ****
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</pre>

Revision as of 15:17, 24 May 2019


Replicator Dual Extrusion Machine

3D Printer.jpg


Intro

The Replicator is a 3D printer made by the MakerBot® Industries. This is a high performance FDM 3D printer with two printing heads. The dual extruders are capable of printing two materials at the same time, or two colors at the same time. It has a large big heated build platform to enable builds using ABS.

Our replicator 1 has been extensively upgraded, with steel arms and runs the SailFish firmware for superior print quality and speed. We commonly print at 100 micron, 150 micron, and 200 micron resolution per layer in both ABS and PLA.

The Replicator used to be hosted, but was purchased and is now owned by the Hackerspace.

Materials

  • PLA Plastic
  • ABS Plastic

Filament diameter

  • 1.75 mm

Colors

  • Silver
  • Green
  • Brown
  • Blue
  • White
  • Black
  • Purple
  • Red

Print Quality

  • High (0.100 mm)

Build envelope

  • 225 x 145 x 150 mm | 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 in

Build volume

  • About 5 liters

Layer thickness

  • Choose 0.2-0.3 mm with stock nozzle

Stock nozzle diameter

Stock 0.4 mm

Speed

40 mm/s

Flow Rate

Approximately 24 cc/hr

Extruder Temperature

Recommended Maximum 230 C

Heated Build Platform

120 C Maximum

Positioning precision

  • 2.5 micron on Z axis
  • 11.micron on XY axis

Documentation, Guide and Video

[ATXHS Replicator Class Slides] Note: Reference only. Class required before using the replicator.

[Official MakerBot Replicator site]

Replicator Settings

To use the Replicator, you will need software to slice and save an .x3g file to an SD card. Please use one of the following two software packages:

[Simplify 3D] is $140, and has "plug and play" ready settings to use the Replicator.

[Cura 4.0] is free and open source software, and you will need to install a plug-in from the Cura Marketplace as well as change the start/end GCODE for the machine.

Replicator CURA Settings

Start GCODE

 
; **** Replicator 1 dual start.gcode ****
M73 P0 ; Enable build progress
G162 X Y F3000 ; Home XY maximum
G161 Z F1200 ; Home Z minimum
G92 Z-5 ; Set Z to -5
G1 Z0 ; Move Z to 0
G161 Z F100 ; Home Z slowly
M132 X Y Z A B ; Recall home offsets
M135 T0 ; Load right extruder offsets
G1 X-120 Y-70 Z30 F9000 ; Move to wait position off table
M140 S{material_bed_temperature} T0 ; Heat buildplate
M134 T0 ; Stabilize bed temperature
M104 S{material_print_temperature} T0 ; Heat right extruder
M133 T0 ; Stabilize right extruder temperature
G130 X127 Y127 Z40 A127 B127 ; Default stepper Vrefs
G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders
G1 X100 Y-70 F9000 ; Move to front right corner of bed
G1 Z0.3 F6000 ; Move down to purge
G1 X-90 Y-70 E24 F2000 ; Extrude a line of filament across the front edge of the bed
G1 X-100 Y-70 F180 ; Wait for ooze
G1 X-110 Y-70 F5000 ; Fast wipe
G1 Z0.5 F100 ; Lift
M73 P1 ;@body (notify GPX body has started)
; **** end of start.gcode ****

End GCODE

; **** Replicator 1 dual end.gcode ****
M73 P100 ; end build progress
G1 Z150 F1000 ; send Z axis to bottom of machine
M140 S0 T0 ; cool down HBP
M104 S0 T0 ; cool down right extruder
M104 S0 T1 ; cool down left extruder
M127 ; stop blower fan
G162 X Y F3000 ; home XY maximum
M18 ; disable stepper
; **** end of end.gcode ****