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by tprothma
Tue May 29, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Cube 3
Topic: After-market extruder head
Replies: 20
Views: 6958

Re: After-market extruder head

Short answer is yes, long answer is: The BFB Tweaker python code I've written essentially tweaks the BFB code coming from Cube3 or Simplify 3D (with profiles I've created). The S3D profiles prior to running the tweaker code make the print as close to Cube3 print settings as possible. There are speci...
by tprothma
Mon May 28, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Cube 3
Topic: After-market extruder head
Replies: 20
Views: 6958

Re: After-market extruder head

Mechanizer, my software works with the native cube prints, but you have a little less control for fine tuning. I just have never tried to sync up with Cura or other profiles.
Tim
by tprothma
Sun May 27, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Cube 3
Topic: After-market extruder head
Replies: 20
Views: 6958

Re: After-market extruder head

Hi Mechanizer, I can help you on the speed, but it will take a week or two for me to find time to post my profiles and python code. Not at all based on what was done in the link you sent, in fact what spegelius is doing is fairly simple but does not give full control. Also some things he's doing won...
by tprothma
Sat May 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Cube 3
Topic: After-market extruder head
Replies: 20
Views: 6958

Re: After-market extruder head

Unfortunately the extruder gear on the printer is unique, but if it could be reused then that would be sweet. Reuse of that gear may be a way to solve both the ratio and backlash problem all at once. I think the best aspect of direct drive type I've seen on other extruders is the tension capability ...
by tprothma
Fri May 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Cube 3
Topic: After-market extruder head
Replies: 20
Views: 6958

Re: After-market extruder head

Hi Mechanizer, good work... You may want to figure out if there is a way to reduce backlash. I really don't like our dependence on the cube extruder either. I was thinking of a version without extra gear but uses a coupling that adapts to the end of the motor and goes directly through hobbed bolt. W...