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== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
Creator Pro uses different toolchain than the rest of the printers in the lab, because Makerbot. Fortunately it is still possible to use open-source toolchain based on [http://slic3r.org/ Slic3r]
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Creator Pro uses different toolchain than the rest of the printers in the lab. This printer is based on one of Makerbot printers and Makerbot as a company would rather have you use Windows-only makerbod-approved software.
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However, it is possible, to use the printer with open source toolchain based on Slic3r. [https://github.com/prusa3d/Slic3r/releases Slic3r Prusa Edition] is highly recommended.
  
 
Detailed instructions are here -- http://data.flamy.ca/printer_config/doc/cretor_pro_config.html
 
Detailed instructions are here -- http://data.flamy.ca/printer_config/doc/cretor_pro_config.html
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It is still possible to use makerbot software, just generate an .x3g file instead of .gcode and upload it to octoprint
  
 
==Slic3r Settings==
 
==Slic3r Settings==

Revision as of 14:54, 16 April 2017

FlashForge Creator Pro

Status

  • The octopi4.hacklab.to link is not working, even after power cycling the raspberry pi. You can print from the printer directly by putting your print file on an SD card, there is one already in the printer. It only accepts x3g files, so you will have to convert your .gcode file (made in slic3r) to x3g using this utility http://markwal.github.io/GpxUi/
  • Operational
  • The 2nd print head not working until parts are purchased & replaced.
  • Needs vertical head alignment
  • Slic3r Settings here
  • http://octopi4.hacklab.to/ // http://192.168.111.142


Features

Background information on printer and review of it -- http://www.best3dprinterguide.com/flashforge-creator-x-review-dual-extruder-3d-printer/

  • FlashForge Creator Pro
  • 225 x 145 x 150 mm print volume (less with dual extrusion?)
  • Dual extruder
  • 1.75mm filament
  • Absolute max temp: 250 C
  • Heated bed

Usage

Creator Pro uses different toolchain than the rest of the printers in the lab. This printer is based on one of Makerbot printers and Makerbot as a company would rather have you use Windows-only makerbod-approved software.

However, it is possible, to use the printer with open source toolchain based on Slic3r. Slic3r Prusa Edition is highly recommended.

Detailed instructions are here -- http://data.flamy.ca/printer_config/doc/cretor_pro_config.html

It is still possible to use makerbot software, just generate an .x3g file instead of .gcode and upload it to octoprint

Slic3r Settings

Print Settins

These are general printer settings that work. If filament has different temperature settings, follow filament temperature settings.

PLA:

First Layer:

  Filament: 220
  Bed:       70


Other Layers:

  Filament: 210
  Bed:      60

ABS:

First Layer:

   Fillament: 240
   Bed:       100

Other Layers:

   Fillament: 230
   Bed:       100

Faster slicer configuration

It is still possible to use cura, just edit and save your models with STL, then load them into Slic3r and print

Octoprint at octopi4.hacklab.to

Maintenance Resources

Cleaning the Extruder Drive Gear on a FlashForge Creator Pro 3D Printer -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmIY9_6s8Ss

Flashforge Creator Pro ABS Nozzle Cleaning -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3yp6H4D_ao

Applying Kapton Tape -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVXB2_-rFuU

Aligning Dual Extruders on FlashForge Creator Pro -- http://3dprintboard.com/showthread.php?2433-Flashforge-Creator-Dual-Pro-How-to-fix-Dual-Extruders-dragging-across-prints

FlashForge Creator X, Pro & Dreamer Nozzle Height Adjustment -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pAPA0mImhI

Maintenance Log

Most recent entries at the top.

Date Notes Entry By
Feb 18, 2017 Myles mentioned about unlevelled printing bed. I leveled the bed properly, however I printed a small model in the middle of the table. Everything works fine. If you will print a large model may be you will need additional tuning. Mike P.
Feb 9, 2017 Replaced the original print head plate with 3D printed model to reduce strain on wires going to print head. Added 3D printed extruder cable support. The original print head plate in my members' box. Alex V.
Jan 31, 2017 Corrected wire order on right drive motor, both motors feed filament correctly now. Nozzles need to be vertically aligned, one is lower than the other and scrapes the previous layers. Adam
Jan 26, 2017 Replaced Fillament with Orange Monoprice. Cleaned nozzles, drive gears. Right gear doesn't pull fillament properly. Either gear or nozzle needs to be replaced. Alex V, Myles, Mike P
Dec 29, 2016 Bed level adjusted. Heated bed support needs to be disassembled and left front (my left) leveling assembly needs to be readjusted Alex V.
Nov 29, 2016 Right Extruder cleaned, Left Extruder should be clean too Rana