I wanted to update the firmware on a QIDI 3d printer – one of these printers came with older firmware that was missing a few functions. Simplest way to get the firmware was by reading it out from another printer 🙂 Install AVRDudess if you like a GUI http://blog.zakkemble.co.uk/avrdudess-a-gui-for-avrdude/ https://github.com/zkemble/AVRDUDESS Use these settings: I also… Continue reading Mightyboard Qidi / Flashforge / Makerbot – Flash new firmware with Avrdude + Avrdudess
Here are my config files – this printer still needs to have the rails straightened some as It is not printing perfectly accurately.. But if you just want the basic config settings they are all applicable. SmoothieConfig
http://www.meshmixer.com/download.html To level with bed Analysis – Layout/Packing To create solid from overlapping meshes Edit – Make Solid Solid Type: Sharp Edge Preserve Solid Accuracy: ~400 – These can be tweaked depending on scale of your mesh Mesh Density: ~400 Hit update – this may take awhile
This new type of build platform uses a sprint steel top plate along with the bottom machined aluminum plate which contains embedded magnets. The spring steel is removable which allows you to gently bend it to remove your parts without trying to pry up large parts from a rigid build platform which can be very… Continue reading Maghold Build Platform for the Makergear M2 3D Printer
import STL in FreeCad From the dropdown middle menu select “part” Part – create shape from mesh Select the new shape in the file browser on left Part – Cross section – XY 1.5mm for mine Select the cross section in file browser on left Export – Flattened SVG If your cad file is in STEP… Continue reading STL to 2D SVG file
Use the “Combine” tool under the Modify section to subtract or add solid bodies together. If you want to re-orient “derived” parts you must do it by creating an assembly and orienting the part in there, then deriving the assembly, not the original part.
Configuration.h file changes: If changing to optical end stop which reverses the logic: const bool Z_MIN_ENDSTOP_INVERTING = false; // set to true to invert the logic of the endstop. This eliminates the long unnecessary and annoying 10 second wait time for the temp to be perfectly level.. honestly the extruder temp is not that critical… Continue reading Makergear M2 Marlin Firmware Changes
Make sure simplify3D has the firmware profile set to”Makerbot/Sailfish” and in the X3G tab select Machine Profile: Replicator 1 Dual Extruder or the scale will be wrong for everything.
New Method – complicated but yields almost perfect results These instructions are also applicable for general 2D face export from Autodesk Inventor format into PDF for CorelDraw for other laser cutter software. Required Software: Autodesk Inventor 2016 Autodesk DWG TrueView 2016 (installed with AutoCAD 2016) CorelDraw X6 32Bit LaserCAD plugin for CorelDraw LaserCAD Steps: In Autodesk… Continue reading Autodesk Inventor Exporting Face into a 2D CAD file (PDF) for import to laser cutter
Methylene Chloride will dissolve PLA well. You can buy it as IPS Weld-on 3 or 4 if you look up the MSDS youll see they are both some percentage methylene chloride. I have used it to weld PLA parts together with great success. Weld-On 3 = 80-95% Methylene Chloride, 1-15% Dimethyl Glutarate, 1-5% Methyl Methacrylate… Continue reading Solvent Welding PLA 3D Printed Parts Together