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by kevinrau
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: How to make Cura print only 1 (or your choice) of bottom layers instead of same as top layer count
Replies: 0
Views: 624

How to make Cura print only 1 (or your choice) of bottom layers instead of same as top layer count

I've found a way to hard-set the bottom layer on Cura 21.04 (e.g. to a single layer). This might speed up prints and reduce costs, plus eliminate the need to use brims. Here's how to do it, if you wish. 1. Go to the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_21.04\Cura\util\ (assuming you used the default i...
by kevinrau
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Software
Topic: [Tip] Removing the auto-push "feature" of Cura
Replies: 0
Views: 607

[Tip] Removing the auto-push "feature" of Cura

If people here are like me, you try to print a bunch of items at one time with Cura. Here's a tip that might help a lot of you: I discovered something awesome this morning with Cura. You know how it (annoyingly) pushes objects away if you move one object within about a nautical mile of another objec...
by kevinrau
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Problem selecting objects in Cura
Replies: 0
Views: 1215

Problem selecting objects in Cura

I've had on and off issues where Cura won't allow me to select different objects (it stays selected on the first I bring into the program, and the rest I cannot reposition unless I use the first object to "bump' the other ones around). I've found a solution in my case, and thought I would share it w...
by kevinrau
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Method to prevent nozzle from digging into print bed
Replies: 19
Views: 6689

Re: Method to prevent nozzle from digging into print bed

Yup, I would prefer it if the default probe mechanism worked flawlessly. However, the self-leveling isn't what I like the most about the Lulzbot Mini - it's the design and construction of the device. I like the easy access to the parts. The belts are high quality, and are attached using a great meth...
by kevinrau
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Method to prevent nozzle from digging into print bed
Replies: 19
Views: 6689

Re: Method to prevent nozzle from digging into print bed

You could certainly uncomment the big section of G1 statements that moves the print head to the back and cleans the nozzle, but I've found that as I move the Z down to test with paper (it's always up at the top after a print job finishes), that's the best time to just use ScotchBrite pads. You're wa...
by kevinrau
Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Method to prevent nozzle from digging into print bed
Replies: 19
Views: 6689

Re: Method to prevent nozzle from digging into print bed

I print with ABS, though it does the same thing with any filament type with the default procedure. The default cools the hot end down to something like 160° C or less. I changed nothing from the defaults when I had all the problems. My new procedure has not had a single issue or failed print job sin...
by kevinrau
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Method to prevent nozzle from digging into print bed
Replies: 19
Views: 6689

Method to prevent nozzle from digging into print bed

I've had two Lulzbot Mini's, and both have had the issue where the nozzle digs down into the print bed after the probing procedure. It damages the PEI by being too low (or BuildTak, or Kapton Tape, or Painter's Tape - I've tried all of them, and it's annoying to have them damaged so often). The thou...
by kevinrau
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Z won't move up or down, and Y won't move back
Replies: 27
Views: 12568

Z won't move up or down, and Y won't move back

In a nutshell, I can move the Y-axis toward the front of the machine, but not back. The z-axis will not move up or down at all now. I'm using Cura 14.09, which has been working fine for months, barring that the machine detects z-home too low about 25% of the time, causing the nozzle to dig into my k...
by kevinrau
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: BuildTak success and settings
Replies: 1
Views: 960

BuildTak success and settings

I replaced my PEI with BuildTak a few days ago, using the same removal and cleanup technique listed as if I was going to use new PEI. However, ABS sticks REALLY well to the stuff, and I found that using the following settings helped make parts removable, yet still stick very well during the print jo...
by kevinrau
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: RPG/wargame terrain
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

RPG/wargame terrain

I've been making and printing RPG tabletop terrain for the last month. I had been printing it on my Micro 3D printer, but the Lulzbot Mini prints at much higher quality, and about 5-6x the speed while doing so, so the LB is doing almost all my print work now. Here's what some of it looks like: https...