Print The Porto

A collection of tips about 3d printing.


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Belt tension

Ever wonder how tight your belts should be on your printrbot or any 3d printer? Well thanks to redditor /RememberToBackupData, somebody posted a good way of doing this. I use… View More


Simplify 3D note

If you ever have an issue with the way simplify3d is slicing try to do the following which was recommended on reddit: The way to fix this is to add 0.001mm to the primary layer height. i.e if you are using 0.2000mm, change it to 0.2001 and so on. S3D has some weird bug where it can't always… 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


e3d volcano hot end tips

Getting good prints with a e3d volcano hot end can be very tricky. But I've figured out a couple of base rules to follow that can help with printing. For my example, we'll be using a 0.8mm nozzle/width. Step right or step off First thing first, this guide is totally useless if you haven't properly calibrated your extruder steps. I explain how to easily do that… View More


Printing Ninjaflex TPU filament on the E3D titan extruder

I recently upgraded my eclips3d printer to use an E3D Titan extruder, which has been printing out pretty great once I dialed in all the settings. I needed to print a bunch of rubbery feet for a wire shelf. In the past I've used my printrbot simple to print with ninjflex, so I was curious to try the titan since it is… View More


How to calibrate your 3d printer for accurate printing

Most people don't realize it, but you can get reasonably accurate prints with just about any 3D Printer, even with low-end clones. With a little bit of time and measuring, prints can be within .05mm accuracy. Having an uneven X and Y is where a 20mm cube will print 20.5mm on the X-axis and 19.95mm on the Y-Axis and cause circles to be over or under-sized and eleptical. Most machines will come with preset steps configured, based off of… View More


How to save a print that is losing supports

I was recently reading though the 3D Printing group on facebook when one of the members, Ken Jones, posted an amazing trick to save a print when the support structure falls off. Just use putty or clay to hold it in place. … View More


Z-probe and height configuration for deltas using smoothie firmware

This is a quick method of configuring your delta printer If you're using smoothie firmware and a probe installed. Once you have the basics, rod length, delta radius and approximate height. Verify that your probe works with M119 gcode command. Next, do a G32 to do an auto-calibration. Save with M500. Be aware this save additional info such as extruder steps, which might not be… View More


Quick tips for Octoprint on the Creality CR-10

A quick setup tips for getting Octpprint to work with the CR-10. Make sure you use good quality cables to connect the Pi to the printer and also make sure the power supply to the pi is giving enough power to keep it up and going reliabley. Set the following on octoprint and it should work out great. Baud Rate is 115200 Serial Port has to be set to USB (/dev/tty/USB0), Auto will not… View More