Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
derudie

CURA 15 on Leapfrog Creatr

Recommended Posts

Hi,

is there a way of using the CURA software on a Leapfrog Creator printer?

It seems i can install everything, but the heaters do not seem to respond.

Something that i have missed?

The printer is being used for educational purposes, as well as the CURA software. Would be nice if i ware able to get them to work together.

Thanks.

Rudi

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We aren't leapfrog experts - you need to find out what gcodes set the heaters for the leapfrog. Then for now manually edit the gcode file (it's just a text file - easy to read and edit). Then after confirming that it works you can let us know in the forums what gcode controls heat and to use the gcode. Normally according to this:

http://reprap.org/wiki/G-code

M109 S210 sets the nozzle temp to 210C

some printers use M104 - but for Marlin that's bad because it returns right away and doesn't wait for heatup. M109 waits for temperature to be reached before continuing printing.

M190 S50 sets the bed temp to 50C

(similarly M140 sets the temp and doesn't wait)

and

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

I'm a French user of Cura 15 (and previous..) on a Leapfrog Creatr Dual.

Cura is the only Software I can use On the Leapfrog for Production ( I greatly thank's the Ultimaker Team, who stay in the RepRap Spirit..).

I show you the specs.

System Win 7 - 64bits.

Last Arduino Drivers

the USB on my machine is on Com 8 / 115.000 bauds.

Gcode : Reprap (Marlin/Sprinter).

I use the Printer with ABS from Color fabb, the results are ok for me ( for my use..)

For Colorfabb ABS and mechanical Part:

Layer : .25

Shell : .70

Width top / bottom : .75

Fill : 80%

Temps : 232°C

Bed Temp : 80°c

Brim : 10 turn...

Dia filament : 1.75

With 95%

Advance Conf :

Dia Nozzle : .35

Retract speed : 40

Lenght : 4.5

Quality :

1st layer width : .2

Width line for 1st layer : 100

Speed :

Pos. Speed : 60

1st layer : 20

Fill. speed : 60

Top / Bottom Speed : 30

Ext. Shell : 40

Int. Shell : 60

You can see some printing with the printer on : www.b3ddesign.com

the large FDM part are printing with the Leapfrog, as the engine manifold and some other parts...

No Warping is very difficult to obtain, you need to "close" the printer to maintain the temp.

To fix on the bed I'm using Blue Tape, very good.

don't hesitate contact me on our web site for more information.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi archigraphe,

could you please share Machine settings for Cura to be able to work with Leapfrog Creatr HS (the settings for adding the printer).

Thank you!

Gianmarco

 

Hello,

I'm a French user of Cura 15 (and previous..) on a Leapfrog Creatr Dual.

Cura is the only Software I can use On the Leapfrog for Production ( I greatly thank's the Ultimaker Team, who stay in the RepRap Spirit..).

I show you the specs.

System Win 7 - 64bits.

Last Arduino Drivers

the USB on my machine is on Com 8 / 115.000 bauds.

Gcode : Reprap (Marlin/Sprinter).

I use the Printer with ABS from Color fabb, the results are ok for me ( for my use..)

For Colorfabb ABS and mechanical Part:

Layer : .25

Shell : .70

Width top / bottom : .75

Fill : 80%

Temps : 232°C

Bed Temp : 80°c

Brim : 10 turn...

Dia filament : 1.75

With 95%

Advance Conf :

Dia Nozzle : .35

Retract speed : 40

Lenght : 4.5

Quality :

1st layer width : .2

Width line for 1st layer : 100

Speed :

Pos. Speed : 60

1st layer : 20

Fill. speed : 60

Top / Bottom Speed : 30

Ext. Shell : 40

Int. Shell : 60

You can see some printing with the printer on : www.b3ddesign.com

the large FDM part are printing with the Leapfrog, as the engine manifold and some other parts...

No Warping is very difficult to obtain, you need to "close" the printer to maintain the temp.

To fix on the bed I'm using Blue Tape, very good.

don't hesitate contact me on our web site for more information.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is maybe an old topic, but I want tot share my settings for if someone strumbles on this page.

 

Steps taken

1. Generate Gcode by Cura with starting and end gcode presented below

2. Open Notepad++ and remove all code (I leave the comments) that Cura creates before my comment ; My edit. This enables heating the print bed and nozzle simultaneous.

3. Execute Gcode on Leapfrog.

 

Cura printer profile settings

I created a new printer setting called Leapfrog and used the following settings.

[media=68396" size="medium][/media]

 

Gcode

Starting Gcode

; My edit

M117 Heating... ;Put heating msg on screen

M140 S60 ;Heat bed, do not wait

M109 S210 T0 ;Uncomment to add your own temperature line

M190 S60 ;Heat bed, wait till done

G21 ;metric values

G90 ;absolute positioning

M82 ;set extruder to absolute mode

T0 ;T0 is right extruder, T1 is left extruder

M107 ;start with the fan off

G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops

G28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops

G1 Z30.0 F6000 ;move the platform down 30mm

G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length

G1 F200 E30 ;extrude some feed stock

G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length again

G1 F6000

End Gcode

M104 S0 ;extruder heater off

M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)

G91 ;relative positioning

G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure

G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F6000 ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more

G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way

G1 Z180 F300 ; lower platform

M84 ;steppers off

G90 ;absolute positioning

 

Other GCode

This Gcode uses the variables from Cura, however it is written for old Cura version, so you have to tweak it before it will work.

;Sliced at: {day} {date} {time}

;Basic settings: Layer height: {layer_height} Walls: {wall_thickness} Fill: {fill_density}

;Print time: {print_time}

;Filament used: {filament_amount}m {filament_weight}g

;Filament cost: {filament_cost}

M190 S{print_bed_temperature} ;Uncomment to add your own bed temperature line

M109 S{print_temperature} T0 ;Uncomment to add your own temperature line

G21 ;metric values

G90 ;absolute positioning

M82 ;set extruder to absolute mode

T0 ;use first extruder

M107 ;start with the fan off

G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops

G28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops

G1 Z30.0 F{travel_speed} ;move the platform down 30mm

G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length

G1 F200 E30 ;extrude some feed stock

G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length again

G1 F{travel_speed}

;End GCode

M104 S0 ;extruder heater off

M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)

G91 ;relative positioning

G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure

G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more

G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way

G1 Z180 F300 ; lower platform

M84 ;steppers off

G90 ;absolute positioning

;{profile_string}

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

I am a teacher on a school. And whe are using the leapfrog dual 3d printer.

Know i want to use the Cura 3. software. Can some help my to instal the right settings for this software so that i can print with this software on a Leapfrog dual printer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!