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Cura 2 Platform definition for the Mankati Full Scale XT Plus printer


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Posted (edited) · Cura 2 Platform definition for the Mankati Full Scale XT Plus printer

For those who are interested, I have added the Mankati Full Scale XT Plus printer to the list of printers in Cura 2. It includes the 3D platform definition  (STL) that enables the 3D presentation of the build platform of the Mankati printer in the Cura 2 graphics window as well as the object definition file (.json) that will have the Mankati printer show up in the list of printers in Cura 2.

For more info and how-to's see this http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1643782 thing in thingiverse.

Have fun!

Huib.

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    Posted · Cura 2 Platform definition for the Mankati Full Scale XT Plus printer

    Hi,

    Thank for the work to do this as I want to use Cura with my XT Plus.  The newer versions of Cura show the printer with only 1 print head.  Do you know how to make this a dual head definition?

    I know nothing about the code required, but if you can give me a heads up, I'll have a go.

     

    Simon J

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    Posted (edited) · Cura 2 Platform definition for the Mankati Full Scale XT Plus printer

    If I am not mistaken, how many heads a 3D printer has can be defined in the user interface of Cura. 

    You don't need any programming for this. This should be possible when inputting the parameters of a new printer.

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    Posted · Cura 2 Platform definition for the Mankati Full Scale XT Plus printer

    Hi Guys,

    I did realise this was old but I am desperate to try and get my Mankati printer going.  I was hoping the originator would be able to help.

     

    CURA, I have tried to set the mankati set up as a new printer but it produces incredibly slow prints.  19 hrs for a print a similar machine completes in under an hour.  The print head moves, stops, waits 20-30 seconds (enough to melt the substrate), prints, stops, waits and melts, and so on.

     

    I'm stuck with a printer that I have spent hours and hours on fixing the mechanical problems, but I cannot produce satisfactory detailed prints.

    Any help would be appreciated, please bear in mind I have not worked out what to do with plug ins yet.

    SJ

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    Posted · Cura 2 Platform definition for the Mankati Full Scale XT Plus printer

    On the slow profile, check your Maximim Z speed limit. If it’s zero, that’s the problem.

     

     

    This should be fixed in later versions.

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    Posted · Cura 2 Platform definition for the Mankati Full Scale XT Plus printer

    Thanks Guys,

    I'll give it a go, anything to get results!

     

    SJ

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    Posted (edited) · Cura 2 Platform definition for the Mankati Full Scale XT Plus printer

    Actually you don't need this platform definition in order for your printer to work of course.

    This is just a graphical presentation of the platform of the Mankati in Cura, so that you will see the 3D shape of the actual platform instead of just a ground plane grid.. It's just cosmetic. nothing more. 

     

    I wish you all the best configuring your printer!

     

    Huib.

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