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3dprinter_usage [2016/05/31 23:18]
Morgan Gangwere
3dprinter_usage [2017/02/23 20:32] (current)
John Benedetto ↷ Page moved and renamed from hardware:3dprinter:usage to 3dprinter_usage
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 **THIS CONTENT IS IN BETA ** </WRAP> **THIS CONTENT IS IN BETA ** </WRAP>
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 ===== The MatterControl interface ===== ===== The MatterControl interface =====
  
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 ==== Printer Status ==== ==== Printer Status ====
  
-{{:hardware:3dprinter:usage_mattercontrol_view_status.png?200  }}Printer Status | shows the status of the current printer, as well as allowing you to disconnect or connect to a different printer.+{{:hardware:3dprinter:usage_mattercontrol_view_status.png?200  }} shows the status of the current printer, as well as allowing you to disconnect or connect to a different printer. When connected, this view allows you to preheat the printer, according to the settings that are currently configured. 
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 +==== Printer Status (while printing) ==== 
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 +{{:hardware:3dprinter:usage_mattercontrol_status_printing.png?200 |Printer Status (printing)}} While printing, the current print is shown, including estimated print time, current duration of print, progress in percentage, hotend and bed temperatures, plus buttons to temporarily pause the print or end the print entirely. 
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 +**n.b.** when canceling a print, the hotend and bed will be turned off, allowing them to cool; if you wish to resume printing quickly, be sure to press the "preheat" options quickly, as the time to heat the bed is much greater than to cool it! 
  
 ==== Queue ==== ==== Queue ====
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     * Fill Density: The amount of material that the 3D printed object will actually be solid within the interior. Common values for this are: 1-20% (0.1 0.2) for decorative pieces, 50% (0.5) for light     * Fill Density: The amount of material that the 3D printed object will actually be solid within the interior. Common values for this are: 1-20% (0.1 0.2) for decorative pieces, 50% (0.5) for light
  
-==== MatterControl: Printer control ====+==== Printer control ====
  
 {{:hardware:3dprinter:usage_mattercontrol_contro.png?200  }} {{:hardware:3dprinter:usage_mattercontrol_contro.png?200  }}
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     - Turn on the printer. For each printer, there is a switch which controls mains power.     - Turn on the printer. For each printer, there is a switch which controls mains power.
-    - Check the preflight list for [[:hardware:3dprinter:start#makes_and_models|the printer you wish to use]].+    - Check the preflight list for [[:3dprinters#makes_and_models|the printer you wish to use]].
     - Open MatterControl and connect to the printer you wish to use.     - Open MatterControl and connect to the printer you wish to use.
     - Add the model you wish to print to the MatterControl queue     - Add the model you wish to print to the MatterControl queue
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     - Press print. MatterControl should take it from there.     - Press print. MatterControl should take it from there.
  
-===== Pausing/stopping a print =====+====== Removing prints from the bed ====== 
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 +To remove prints from the bed, use the print removal tools (they look like spatulas) to wedge under one corner. Don't apply force upwards, instead looking to unseat the whole print at once. ToyBuilderLabs has produced a [[https://youtu.be/IZRUFkX6Wrk|video of its proper usage]] for those who are better at videos. 
  
-Use the Printer Status buttons to pause or stop a print while the printer is running. If you wish to immediately start printing again, be sure to preheat the printer using the temperature buttons in the Printer Status view.