How to stop a 3D Print Safely

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cpedicini
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How to stop a 3D Print Safely

Post by cpedicini » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:44 pm

Hi, I've been wondering, if I want to cancel a print job on my Lulzbot TAZ 2.1 safely, how would I go about doing this?

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Re: How to stop a 3D Print Safely

Post by gannon » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:47 pm

How fast do you need to stop it? I usually just pause the print in pronterface and then just turn off the heaters if it just isn't printing well. If I need to stop right away I remove power to the motors so that they stop. The pause button tends to wait for the move buffer to finish, and some movements aren't incorruptible (homing)

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Re: How to stop a 3D Print Safely

Post by cpedicini » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:57 pm

gannon wrote:How fast do you need to stop it? I usually just pause the print in pronterface and then just turn off the heaters if it just isn't printing well. If I need to stop right away I remove power to the motors so that they stop. The pause button tends to wait for the move buffer to finish, and some movements aren't incorruptible (homing)
How would I remove the power to the motors? Also, would there be anyway to pause the print from the actual Printer's interface?
Thanks.

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Re: How to stop a 3D Print Safely

Post by piercet » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:23 am

There is a pause and an emergancy stop button in the software. Most LCD kits for the printer controllers have an emergancy stop physical button. You can also yank the power cord out of the wall in an emergancy. You should also be able to install a USB pendant with a larger E-stop button if you like without too much trouble, though I have not tried it yet personally.

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