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Turning off Bed/Built plate Temperature after x layers?.

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Posted · Turning off Bed/Built plate Temperature after x layers?.

Is it possible to set temperature on Bed/Built plate for a number of layers or specific height?
I know Cura can handle a different temperature on the initial layer and normal printing on the bed/built plate.

I want 60C degress on the first 1mm or 8 layers. Then I want it to shutdown heating on the bed completely. Possible?

Have an Ender3 btw.
 

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Posted · Turning off Bed/Built plate Temperature after x layers?.

You'd probably need to manually insert some M140 commands into your gcode output. It could be achieved using a post processing script (In Cura you can turn these on or off by navigating to Extensions > Post processing > Modify GCode)

 

The source scripts are stored in your Cura installation folder, e.g. 

C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.5\plugins\PostProcessingPlugin\scripts

 

You would need to write something similar to the 'Pause at height' script, which you could probably use as a framework for this (but instead of a pause command, it would be a bed temp command)

 

A useful resource:

https://reprap.org/wiki/G-code#M140:_Set_Bed_Temperature_.28Fast.29

 

Hope this helps

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Posted (edited) · Turning off Bed/Built plate Temperature after x layers?.

Many thanks maht!
I'm not smart enough to do programing myself, but I will try.

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Posted · Turning off Bed/Built plate Temperature after x layers?.
30 minutes ago, WildBergh said:

Many thanks maht!
I'm not smart enough to do programing myself, but I will try.

 

You could also just try inserting commands manually, of course. I'd recommend editing gcode using a tool such as notepad++, or atom.

 

If you plan to perform this function a lot, scripting it might be a bit more elegant. And if you do crack it, someone else might find it useful too, so it can be merged in future releases. Baby steps 😉

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