Print The Porto

A collection of tips about 3d printing.


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Calculate and configure Accurate E and Axis Steps for printrbot simple

The section we are concerned with, is the line that begins M92. This sets the number of steps which, in turn controls the print accuracy of a 3d printer. To Calculate Accurate Steps ( Distance to Travel / Distance Traveled ) * Number of Configured Steps For example, on the X axis (40 / 39.90) * 84.40. This gives new steps of 84.612 ( we only need a few… View More


Purge and nozzle wipe starting gcode

Use this gcode to purge and wipe filiment before printing. Simplified version M107 ;turn off fan G28 X0 Y0 Z0 ;home X, Y and Z axis end-stops G29 ;initiate z-probing G1 X0 Y0 Z.10 ;move to corner of bed G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length G1 F200 E3 ;extrude 3mm of feed stock G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length Advanced wipe and purge M107 ;turn off… View More


Making your printrbot metal simple a bit quieter

I've actually done this after a month after owning my PSM. It works and is very noticable. Make sure you check which board you have before making changes. Copied from: Below is a copy for an easier read, but its for the Rev F version of the… View More


How to pause printing to switch filament

In order to do multi color print with one extruder. You can pause the printer at a specific height. Just insert the following after the layer height call in the gcode file. For example search for "; layer 5" and add the following after it: ;Pause Code G91 ;Set Relative Mode G1 E-5.000000 F500 ;Retract 5mm G1 Z15 F300 ;move Z up 15mm G90 ;Set Absolute Mode G1 X20 Y20 F9000 ;Move to hold… View More