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Printer Integration with a computer (custom software)

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Posted · Printer Integration with a computer (custom software)

Hi!

Is it possible to integrate Ultimaker with custom software to control printing? It means to select an object to be printed, start printing, detect the work finished, etc from the software. So how the printer process can be fully managed from the software on Windows PC?

Thank you!

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Posted · Printer Integration with a computer (custom software)

Hi and welcome!

You might want to have a look at Octoprint or Astroprint or something similar if i understood your question properly :)

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Posted · Printer Integration with a computer (custom software)

I am wondering why you would need that? To start a print, you have to go to the printer anyway, to clean the glass plate, to check and re-apply bonding aid, to check filament (and if necessary straighten it), to check if printing starts well (good flow), to check bed adhesion, etc. And then while printing, it is a good idea to regularly pass by, to see if everything is still all right. I don't see how you would do that from sitting behind a (remote) computer?

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