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Posted · Schedule a print start time?

Would love this feature for my S5, I can't find any reference for it so I assume it doesn't exist yet.

 

My situation is that I need to have jobs run to really strict timings, and if I could schedule a job so that it starts in the middle of the night and finishes just minutes after I arrive on site then I'd already be 1 job up in my day. I won't have to wait for any heat-up time as well.

 

Is this something that might be considered?

 

Thanks!

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    Posted · Schedule a print start time?

    Why exactly do you need the print job to finish at the time you arrive (compared to having finished earlier - e.g. by starting it in the evening before, maybe remotely through Digital Factory)?

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    Posted (edited) · Schedule a print start time?

    Because I've found that by leaving the job on the plate, when it cools over a long period it peels up the kapton tape with it, shortening the life of the kapton covering. If I remove a job immediately upon completion the tape remains firmly attached. Timing the job so I'm there at the time of completion would eliminate that, so I could schedule a 6hr job to start at 3am and then I'll be there in person at 9am to remove it.

     

    Might be a niche market for this, I understand. Would just be a nice feature to implement.

     

    Cheers.

    Edited by Super_paulie
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    Posted · Schedule a print start time?

    Now I'm curious. What material do you print that you need Kapton tape on your S5 instead of any standard adhesion agent like glue stick, Magigoo, 3DLac, Printafix etc.?

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    Posted (edited) · Schedule a print start time?

    ABS.
    The bed-facing surface is the surface on display as a finished product. Have tried all of the above and the finish requires us to do post-production to get it in a state we are happy with. With kapton there is no post-production, its ready to go straight off the bed.

    Actually i havent tried Dimafix. I did on my U2+E and it was ok, but the cost was quite prohibitive for bulk work.

    Edited by Super_paulie
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