Simplify3D fff profile


#41

I’ll second this comment…I will consider using ‘outside-in’ only when the model doesn’t have overhangs.


#42

I didn’t save properly and glad you point them out, thanks. The change on 1.3 should be that is based on my latest test model.
Retraction speed = 5000; oozing control.
Perimeter = Outside In; Less stringing and less oozing on retraction.
Temperature = 200C; more glossy look on Hatchbox filament
Perimeter Outlines = 2; it helps on small object with thicker wall.


#43

Perhaps I missed it, but:

I have the issue where my filament out detection has to be tuned off or I can’t print. The printer ALWAYS says I am out of filament. Once I load a g-code from Simplify 3D, I can’t print because it overrides the turn off command and now always assumes no filament detected. Is there are work around in Simplify that I am missing?


#44

I had a filament run-out error even though I turn off the parameter.

I found out a tip of the detected filament switch was worn out

and a filament pushed the tip on the side

I taped 2 layers plastic tape on one side, so it could push a filament to one side and a tip would lay on top of it

That how I fixed the error. I submit a ticket for replacement of the switch board.


Filament not feeding
#45

Okay… Just did this… lets see how it works:

And… no… no joy. Still no filament detected.


#46

How is the switch condition? Is a tip of the switch also worn out on one side? How is the tip position on a filament? It should be on top of a filament. If you don’t have the conditions above, the it might defective switch.


#47

It is worn on the opposite side from yours. I am going to submit an order today.


#48

Does the layers of enough to push a filament over a worn out side? The switch should be replaced with an optocoupler sensor instead.


#49

in my opinion, optocoupler would require precise alignment of the filament and may be more problematic depending on feed angle. I think the mechanical lever is good but maybe it should be made wider to prevent the filament from squeezing by its side.


#50

A tip of a switch on my printer is worn out after 3 months of printing and another 3 months down the road that needs to be replaced.


#51

I checked mine a few weeks ago and so far it looks ok but I only printed about 2.5kg of material. If worn, I wonder glueing some plastic to the tip or adding some layers of tape of some sort would work, at least temporarily.

On a side note, I did search EBAY but did not find any momentary-on switches of the kind used in Flux. @proclaim, although I don’t need it yet, can you tell me where to find just the micro switch (model number etc), some of us know how to solder SMTs.


#52

can anyone chime in on this:

I used s3d to generate a gcode, clicked on the device in flux studio and clicked to upload it onto sd. nothing happened. i closed flux, restarted, and could never connect to the printer again. i installed 0.3.12 x64, it kept giving me an error, then x84, totally didn’t detect the printer. same thing with 0.3.13…

just when i thought i’d finally gotten my flux was stable…


#53

FS 0.3.12 is working for me when I import gcode file to SD folder and start printing. I can import gcode file and cannot printing on the FS 0.3.13.


#54

I’m trying to print gcode off USB, and when I select the file to print, the Start button is staying greyed out, and it’s never starting the print. Is there a trick to this? Thanks


#55

In this case, I usually restart Flux studio and try it again.


#56

Here’s another Filenium Malcom printed thanks to S3D and Goldensnake’s 1.3 fff profile. I changed the settings though to “inside-out” and extrusion width to 0.5mm. The Falcon is not the reason I bought the software but I am pleased with the results on this print. Goldensnake should get commission from S3D.

The Filenium Malcon printed at .1 layer height (19hrs). I am very pleased with the detail, and relieved as I didn’t check the generated model closely enough after I set the support density to 10%. After printing about 1inch in height I saw that one support under the radar dish was just a single ribbon, 1 line wide, 3mm long, and I was sure this would fail and cause drooping deposits or worse, but it didn’t. Not sure if this good fortune was down to S3D or to the printer though.


#57

Printing performance is on the Flux printer. Optimizing slicing is on S3D. In my opinion, there is 50/50 tasks between them.


#58

Any advice on turning off Filament Out Detection in S3D?


#59

Hey Michael, I just tried Importing and starting gcode without filament. With the Detect filament runout = 0 in Advanced settings I got the Out of filament message. But with Filament detection = off in Preferances, it worked. Try that!


#60

DANG! I forgot all about that being in general settings now. Thanks man!