New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

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Lokibama
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New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by Lokibama » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:32 pm

What version of cura do you have to have for a Taz 6. Does it use 3 mm filiment? I am planning on buying one thanks Phillip

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Re: New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by Ehoff » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:19 am

You will want to use the latest version of Cura when using the Micro toolhead, which is currently Cura LE 3.2.27. It does use 3mm filament. One thing to keep in mind is that we have not released the adapter yet, for it to fit on the Taz. Hopefully it should be out in about 6 weeks.

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Re: New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by Gringotuerto » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:23 am

I just received the new toolhead, but need to wait for the Taz6 and/or Mini 1 adapters. In the meantime,....I wonder how to set up Simplify3D for the new toolhead. Other than the obvious (setting nozzle diameter to 0.25mm), is there anything else I need to do? For example, there is a firmware setting for extruder steps/mm (set to 830 currently). I didn't know if that was mm before or after the nozzle, or if Simplify 3D would figure everything out from the nozzle width. In other words, do I leave this alone or divide it by 4 because now 1/4 as many steps will push 1mm out of the nozzle?

Also I see a warning note in the box to upgrade the firmware. OK, will do that also.

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Re: New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by Brent.I » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:22 am

Gringotuerto wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:23 am
Also I see a warning note in the box to upgrade the firmware. OK, will do that also.
When you update the firmware, it will automatically set your new Esteps along with the new PID information. As for setting up other slicers, we have a great tutorial on how to do that here: https://www.lulzbot.com/learn/tutorials/taz-6-gcode

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Re: New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by fastrobplus » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:07 pm

Any updates on this adapter? I'm interested in one for my Mini 1.

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Re: New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by Brent.I » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:17 pm

fastrobplus wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Any updates on this adapter? I'm interested in one for my Mini 1.
We now have it live on the website: https://www.lulzbot.com/store/accessori ... ter-mini-1

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Re: New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by fastrobplus » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:36 pm

I ordered one, and the adapter.

Follow-up question: If I were to get a Mini 2, could I use the Mini 2's aerostruder with the Mini 1/adapter combo?

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Re: New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by Galadriel » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:35 am

fastrobplus wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:36 pm
I ordered one, and the adapter.

Follow-up question: If I were to get a Mini 2, could I use the Mini 2's aerostruder with the Mini 1/adapter combo?
You absolutely could, the adapter will allow compatibility with all of the toolheads that have the newer more durable connector that came on the Mini 2. If you want to attach your Mini 2 Aerostruder to your Mini 1; when you go to setup the printer profile you will want to select the toolhead option labeled SE | 0.5 mm (Aero v2). The steps for installing it would otherwise be the same as installing the Micro toolhead.

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Re: New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by fastrobplus » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:33 pm

Good to know. I asked because the cyber Monday discounts continued through Tuesday so I thought I'd grab one if this idea could work. I see its too late now, but it's good info in case the mini 2 ever goes on sale again.

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Re: New Aerostruder Micro tool head?

Post by DCWGeoff » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:20 pm

Early adopter of the Micro .25 tool head on my TAZ 6 (using the new universal adapter). I was having all sorts of headaches with filament not sticking to the bed and the extruder skipping while printing PLA. Turns out the PolyLite PLA profile included in with Cura 3.2.27 for the new Micro .25 extruder was printing at 185C. I usually print PLA at 205. I updated Cura (now 3.2.32) and the profile temperature is at 190C. Still too cool, in my experience. Increasing the print temperature to 205, or even 210 as noted on the reel of PolyLite PLA I bought at the same time results in successful prints.

I noticed similar temperature differences with a couple other materials I use: Ninjaflex is set up to print on the .25 at 210C instead of 225C. ABS (IC3D) at 225 instead of 245, and so on.

Is there a reason for these temperature differences in the included profiles for the Micro tool head?

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