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Sculptable Filament

Postby MartyS » 2016-May-Tue-13-May

Adam Beane Industries is going to be starting a Kickstarter soon to get production going on a 3D printable version of their Cx5 sculpting material.

The requirement will be that the printer be able to print at around 70°C, I don't think Printrbots have a minimum printing temperature so it should work.

I'm looking forward to trying this, well, if it's not too expensive.

http://www.sculptyourprint.com/
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Re: Sculptable Filament

Postby RetireeJay » 2016-May-Tue-14-May

Printrbots (and other printers that use Marlin firmware) do have a minimum printing temperature. By default it's 170C. That's to prevent the extruder motor from trying to push filament through a hot end that's not hot enough to melt plastic.
Of course, you could change this with one simple edit to Marlin's "Configuration.h" file and re-compile to create a compatible firmware.
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Re: Sculptable Filament

Postby MartyS » 2016-May-Tue-15-May

Well darn, looks like I'll be learning how to compile firmware if I end up getting some of this stuff.

Would M302 be a work around? It's listed as a command available in Marlin.
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Re: Sculptable Filament

Postby RetireeJay » 2016-May-Tue-15-May

Yes, that looks like it would work. You'd have to do that every time you turn on the printer and want to run it cooler than normal.
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Re: Sculptable Filament

Postby MartyS » 2016-May-Tue-16-May

Yes, it would have to be entered each time. I'm guessing that filament is going to need a lot of unique settings, so adding custom starting gcode will just be one more thing to add to the profile.
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Re: Sculptable Filament

Postby musk » 2016-May-Tue-18-May

I love to 3d print things because scupting is hard and I'm happy to never need to sculpt. :)
For me, this is like adding bicycle pedals to a car.
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