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I run Cura with my Duplicator i3 printer and would like to use it with another printer I just purchased a Klic N Print (https://knp3d.com). It has a dual extruder and it runs Sailfish Firmware. I cannot get Cura to function correctly. Doesn't send the correct heating values to the extruders or bed. Also, the prints start at the back right on the platform. I tried copying the "start" and "end" g code from the default slicer program Klic and Print specifies (Slic3r) to Cura but that is working and that's why I am here. Wondering if there is a pre installed profile in Cura that will work or if there is something else I can do to make everything work.

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I've been able to get Klic n Print to work with Cura, however it is a bit involved, and unfortunately, I'm new to Cura, and I haven't been able to figure out how to export the custom printer settings.

 

3 steps:

1) enter knp printer specs

2) enter in start/end gcodes (shown at bottom of this post)

3) make a small change to the top every gcode file you output from cura (If you don't it will still work, but your heated bed will always print at 130C for the first layer)

(additionally, KnP seems to use its own standard for x3g files as well, as I haven't had any luck using the cura x3g plugin, so you'll still have to pass your modified gcode into that converter)

 

1)

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 enter in Extruder 1 and Extruder 2 nozzle settings:

image.png.ae2b5bf088ef6b9d5faab7a260b38fac.pngimage.png.a4af84536b8e9d5bb6d5507ae25f35b4.png

 

2)

Start gcode:

(**** Start.gcode ****)

M103 (RPM off)

M73 P0 (enable build progress)

G21 (set units to mm)

G90 (set positioning to absolute)

(**** begin homing ****)

G162 X Y F2500 (home XY axes maximum

G161 Z F1100 (home Z axis minimum)

G92 Z-5 (set Z to -5)

G1 Z0.0 (move Z to "0")

G161 Z F100 (home Z axis minimum)

M132 X Y Z A B (Recall stored home offsets for XYZAB axis)

(**** end homing ****)

G1 X-110.5 Y-74 Z150 F3300.0 (move to waiting position)

G130 X0 Y0 A0 B0 (Lower stepper Vrefs while heating)

M6 T0 (wait for toolhead, and HBP to reach temperature)

G130 X127 Y127 A127 B127 (Set Stepper motor Vref to defaults)

M108 R3.0 T0

G0 X-110.5 Y-74 (Position Nozzle)

G0 Z0.6 (Position Height)

M108 R4.0 (Set Extruder Speed)

M101 (Start Extruder)

G4 P1500 (Create Anchor)

(**** end of Start.gcode ****)

 

End gcode:

(******* End.gcode*******)

M73 P100 ( End build progress )

G0 Z150 ( Send Z axis to bottom of machine )

M18 ( Disable steppers )

M109 S0 T0 ( Cool down the build platform )

M104 S0 T0 ( Cool down the Right Extruder )

M104 S0 T1 ( Cool down the Left Extruder )

G162 X Y F2500 ( Home XY endstops )

M18 ( Disable stepper motors )

M70 P5 ( We ❤️ Making Things!)

M72 P1 ( Play Ta-Da song )

(*********end End.gcode*******)

 

3) 

You will need to make 2 minor changes to the top of every gcode file output from this profile.  If you don't your heated bed will always need to get to 130C before it will start printing

;FLAVOR:Makerbot
;TIME:####
;Generated with Cura_SteamEngine 3.#.#
T0
M190 S90 (Change M190 to M109, because KnP uses M109 to set extruder temperature)
M104 S230
M109 S230 (Delete this, because KnP will interpret it as extruder temperature to 230C)

 

(You could probably write a short script to do this step, and then automatically pass the result to KnP's x3g converter)

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EDIT: small change to the "Start gcode" (it wouldn't work correctly if you were doing duel extruder)

 

I've been able to get Klic n Print to work with Cura, however it is a bit involved, and unfortunately, I'm new to Cura, and I haven't been able to figure out how to export the custom printer settings.

 

3 steps:

1) enter knp printer specs

2) enter in start/end gcodes (shown at bottom of this post)

3) make a small change to the top every gcode file you output from cura (If you don't it will still work, but your heated bed will always print at 130C for the first layer)

(additionally, KnP seems to use its own standard for x3g files as well, as I haven't had any luck using the cura x3g plugin, so you'll still have to pass your modified gcode into that converter)

 

1)

image.thumb.png.02476517113654c0c4e70959d844daef.png
 enter in Extruder 1 and Extruder 2 nozzle settings:

image.png.ae2b5bf088ef6b9d5faab7a260b38fac.pngimage.png.a4af84536b8e9d5bb6d5507ae25f35b4.png

 

2)

Start gcode:

(**** Start.gcode ****)

M103 (RPM off)

M73 P0 (enable build progress)

G21 (set units to mm)

G90 (set positioning to absolute)

(**** begin homing ****)

G162 X Y F2500 (home XY axes maximum

G161 Z F1100 (home Z axis minimum)

G92 Z-5 (set Z to -5)

G1 Z0.0 (move Z to "0")

G161 Z F100 (home Z axis minimum)

M132 X Y Z A B (Recall stored home offsets for XYZAB axis)

(**** end homing ****)

G1 X-110.5 Y-74 Z150 F3300.0 (move to waiting position)

G130 X0 Y0 A0 B0 (Lower stepper Vrefs while heating)

M116 (wait for all temps to reach goal); (commented out M6 T1 because it only waits for specific toolhead)

G130 X127 Y127 A127 B127 (Set Stepper motor Vref to defaults)

M108 R3.0 T0

G0 X-110.5 Y-74 (Position Nozzle)

G0 Z0.6 (Position Height)

M108 R4.0 (Set Extruder Speed)

M101 (Start Extruder)

G4 P1500 (Create Anchor)

(**** end of Start.gcode ****)

 

End gcode:

(******* End.gcode*******)

M73 P100 ( End build progress )

G0 Z150 ( Send Z axis to bottom of machine )

M18 ( Disable steppers )

M109 S0 T0 ( Cool down the build platform )

M104 S0 T0 ( Cool down the Right Extruder )

M104 S0 T1 ( Cool down the Left Extruder )

G162 X Y F2500 ( Home XY endstops )

M18 ( Disable stepper motors )

M70 P5 ( We ❤️ Making Things!)

M72 P1 ( Play Ta-Da song )

(*********end End.gcode*******)

 

3) 

You will need to make 2 minor changes to the top of every gcode file output from this profile.  If you don't your heated bed will always need to get to 130C before it will start printing

;FLAVOR:Makerbot
;TIME:####
;Generated with Cura_SteamEngine 3.#.#
T0
M190 S90 (Change M190 to M109, because KnP uses M109 to set extruder temperature)
M104 S230
M109 S230 (Delete this, because KnP will interpret it as extruder temperature to 230C)

 

(You could probably write a short script to do this step, and then automatically pass the result to KnP's x3g converter)

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