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TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by Orias » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:41 pm

We have some new Slic3r profiles available for those wanting a starting point in Slic3r. There are 3 main profiles: fast, medium and fine. Each of the three have two options, either with support turned on, and set for autosupport, or support turned off and set with the standard 45 degree overhang threshold.

They can be found here: https://www.lulzbot.com/support/taz-slic3r-profiles

To view the contents of each profile simply click on them. Your browser should display the contents. To save the profile right click on the profile you would like and select "Save as". Once saved to a memorable location, load the configuration file in Slic3r by selecting File > Import Config.

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Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by mdanbe » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:22 pm

Quick question, I think I'm using a medium slic3r profile released in the past and I always get a taper on portion of the print in contact with the print bed. For example if I print a cylinder standing on end, the area of the circle in contact with the print bed is large in area than the circle on the other end. And idea how to remove that taper? Thanks!

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Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by Orias » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:24 pm

Try turning the bed temperature down by 5 degrees after the first layer, or raise your Z axis endstop adjustment slightly.

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Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by spikecarter » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:49 pm

Hmmm. Where did the profiles go? I only see one.
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Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by Orias » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:40 pm

The next batch of profiles is being updated and will be posted soon!

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Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by machadolab » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:37 pm

I just got my printer today in the mail! Excited to get started! I just downloaded the 6 ABS slic3r profiles listed here:

https://www.lulzbot.com/support/taz-slic3r-profiles

And noticed they have 0 for all 4 temperatures in the Filament Settings -> Filament page. Is this normal? I have yet to do my first print, but I want to make sure to set these correctly. Based on searching and you new filament guide, I am assuming I should set these to 225-230 for the nozzel and 85 for the bed. Shouldn't these be pre-filled in all the profiles?


FYI, the link to the ABS "Fine, support on, 0.14-mm layers" is incorrect. It should be:

http://devel.lulzbot.com/TAZ/3.1/softwa ... 4layer.ini

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Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by piercet » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:50 am

The reason they have 0 for temperature is that prointerface and repetier host will use whatever their default settings are instead of what is in that profile. If there is a setting specified in the profile, the printer will only print when the temperature it reads reaches that exact temperature. That can be useful for unattended printing, but it's really annoying if you are trying to print something and the bed is "close enough" to your temperature and you just want to hit print and go. Also, all of the printer software out there I have seen tends to slow heating wayyyy down when it gets near the desired temperature. For example, my bed might get to 109.80 degrees in 10 minutes. It may take it another 10 minutes to zero in on 110.00 exactly. 109.90 is certainly close enough that the ABS will stick well except for really finicky parts, but if I had specified the temperature I would end up waiting another 10 minutes before I could even start printing.

I learned all this the hard way by the way, so trust me in that you don't want to put those temperatures in your profile. Took me forever to figure out how to get my prints to actually start on demand after I added the temperatures in there and had to eventually convert them back to 0.

Also, welcome to the forum!

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Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by Orias » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:12 am

machadolab wrote:
FYI, the link to the ABS "Fine, support on, 0.14-mm layers" is incorrect. It should be:

http://devel.lulzbot.com/TAZ/3.1/softwa ... 4layer.ini
Fixed it. Thanks!

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Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by machadolab » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:37 am

piercet wrote: I learned all this the hard way by the way, so trust me in that you don't want to put those temperatures in your profile. Took me forever to figure out how to get my prints to actually start on demand after I added the temperatures in there and had to eventually convert them back to 0.

Also, welcome to the forum!
Awesome, thanks for the info! Sounds like some PID setting could be tuned better, but yeah in general I do like the idea of being able to click and go on my own terms, so I will leave em at 0! :)

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Re: TAZ Slic3r profiles

Post by TimToo » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:59 pm

I'm curious why the fast and medium ABS profiles home both the X and Y axis AFTER a print is completed, but the fine ABS profile ONLY homes the X axis after printing.

This is in both the support on and support off versions of fast ABS as well as medium ABS. Those four profiles each contain this in their end_code:

G28 X0 Y0 ; home X axis Y axis


While the fine profiles for ABS contains this in their end_code:

G28 X0 ; home X axis


I did not check the non-ABS profiles yet...

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