Introduction: Repetier Configurations for Your Printrbot Simple Metal
Glad to make another one of these!
These settings have been thoroughly tested and so far have rendered me wonderful prints on my Printrbot Simple Metal up to about 200 microns.
Please do comment on this instructable with any questions or suggestions for improvement. I'd love to know how these worked for you.
Step 1: Printer Settings > Connection
Configure connection settings
Step 2: Printer Settings > Printer
Configure your printer settings
Step 3: Printer Settings > Printer Shape
Configure your printer shape settings
Step 4: Slicer > Configure
Apply and OK your Printer Settings. Now let's go to the Slicer Settings. Wait a few seconds for the new window to open after clicking Configure.
Step 5: Slicer Config > Print Settings > Layers and Perimeters
Configure layers and perimeters settings
Step 6: Slicer Config > Print Settings > Infill
Configure infill settings
Step 7: Slicer Config > Print Settings > Speed
Configure speed settings.
Step 8: Slicer Config > Print Settings > Skirt and Brim
Configure skirt and brim settings.
Step 9: Slicer Config > Print Settings > Support Material
Configure support material.
Step 10: Slicer Config > Print Settings > Advanced
Configure advanced slicer settings.
Step 11: Slicer Config > Filament Settings > Filament
Configure filament settings.
Step 12: Slicer Config > Filament Settings > Cooling
Configure cooling settings
Step 13: Slicer Config > Printer Settings > General
Configure general settings.
Step 14: Slicer Config > Printer Settings > Custom G-Code
Configure G-code settings.
Step 15: Slicer Config > Printer Settings > Extruder 1
Configure extruder settings.
Step 16: Manual Control
Set manual control settings.
Remember: These can be altered while printing! Change your flowrate and feedrate to alter extrusion and travel speed and see how it affects your print; try different temperatures for different filaments if you are not happy with your results... get creative.
Step 17: EEPROM Settings (calibration)
The EEPROM settings are ones that affect your printer's stepper motors: so your X, Y, Z and E (extruder) motors.These motors turn by making minuscule rotation motions or "steps".The settings therefore control whether or not your prints are to scale or not; and also the amount of filament that gets pushed through to your hot end by your extruder.
In principle these should not need calibration right off the bat; however, if you are having prints that are not proportionally to scale, over-extrusion, under-extrusion, it might be time to have these settings calibrated. To calibrate you must print a to-scale calibration object (like a rectangular cube, or calibration steps) and measure how each axis performs. If, say, you are printing a "40mm cube" and the x-axis side is a couple millimeters too large - you must decrease the "Steps per mm" under "X:".OR if the extruder motor is either extruding too much filament (resulting in big blobs) or too little filament (resulting in too thin lines and flaws) you have to adjust your "E" motor steps per mm accordingly.
IMPORTANT: to access the EEPROM settings you must have your printer connected - with NO commands waiting.
Step 18: Credits
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