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OrcaSlicer- An Introduction and How to Get Started

· 15 min read

Introduction

Alt text The Bambu Slicer goes well with how fast and good the Bambu machines are. It has a lot of features, is easy to use, and produces high-quality prints. Still, it's not perfect and has some flaws of its own.

OrcaSlicer comes into play at this point. OrcaSlicer adds some interesting features to the basic Bambu Studio. You get more printer presets, more detailed print settings, and a bunch of other advanced tools that all make 3D printing better.

This page will talk about everything OrcaSlicer. What it is, why it exists, and why it is a good option to its original source. Hold on to your boats because we're going to go deep into OrcaSlicer and look at it in detail.

12 Best Free 3D Printer Test Models

· 13 min read

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Photo Courtesy- 3D Benchy via Flickr

The 3D printer calibration is crucial to ensure that your machine creates parts as intended. To 3D print your part as closely as possible to the original design, you need to adjust the 3D printing temperatures, material flows, tolerances, and many other factors.

There are several calibration models you can use to find and tune your print settings. But not all of them are needed, and to be honest, some of them are not even good models.

This article aims to do two things. We want you to adjust your machine and make it as accurate as possible so you can make the best 3D prints. And we want to help you find the best calibration models among the hundreds that are already out there.

This will help you save valuable printing time, materials, and work while getting the best calibration results possible. So, without further ado, let's get your 3D printers squared away!

Celestrius Data Collection Guide (Klipper) - Batch 2 - Z-Offset

· 8 min read
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This guide is only for the Klipper users. If you are using OctoPrint, please follow this guide.

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This guide assumes you already have a nozzle camera installed on your 3D printer and connected to OctoPrint or Klipper. This guide also assumes you have already adjusted your nozzle cameras resolution as described in the Prusa Mini/Mini+ or the Voron 2.4/Trident with Stealthburner guides. If you have not installed a nozzle camera yet, follow the guide for Prusa Mini/Mini+ or Voron 2.4/Trident with Stealthburner

Required files/software

The following files (also linked throughout the document) are required.

Celestrius Data Collection Guide (OctoPrint) - Batch 2 - Z-Offset

· 9 min read
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This guide is only for the OctoPrint users. If you are using Klipper, please follow this guide.

tip

This guide assumes you already have a nozzle camera installed on your 3D printer and connected to OctoPrint or Klipper. This guide also assumes you have already adjusted your nozzle cameras resolution as described in the Prusa Mini/Mini+ or the Voron 2.4/Trident with Stealthburner guides. If you have not installed a nozzle camera yet, follow the guide for Prusa Mini/Mini+ or Voron 2.4/Trident with Stealthburner

Required files/software

The following files (also linked throughout the document) are required.

KlipperScreen - Installation and Use

· 13 min read

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The Klipper firmware is one of the most impressive pieces of software in the 3D printing community right now. It lets you print at insanely fast speeds and makes using the 3D printer a seamless experience. You can interact, monitor and control your machine wirelessly from your workstation.

The limiting factor is that, unlike Marlin firmware, Klipper displays limited interface options when you use your 3D printer's LCD display. You still need a laptop or a personal computer to access the full features of Klipper firmware and interact with your 3D printer. Enter KlipperScreen!

This guide will dive deep into every aspect of the Klipper screen. We will detail how to install a Klipper screen on a 3D printer and also look at some of the valuable tips and tricks that can come in handy. The goal is to familiarize you with a helpful accessory that goes well with Klipper and better your 3D printing experience.

Continue reading to find out how to Klipp up your 3D printing.

End Gcode for Celestrius Bed Scan

· 3 min read

Select the Appropriate G-Code

Select the appropriate G-Code based on the size of the build plate your 3D printer has. If you're build plate dimensions are not available, let us know in the Celestrius Discord Server.

G0 Y40 F1000
G0 X40 F1000
G0 Z 1.0
G0 X140 F300
G0 Y60 F300
G0 X40 F300
G0 X140 F300
G0 Y80 F300
G0 X40 F300
G0 X140 F300
G0 Y100 F300
G0 X40 F300
G0 X140 F300
G0 Y120 F300
G0 X40 F300
G0 X140 F300
G0 Y140 F300
G0 X90 Y90
G0 Z10
G0 X0 F1000
G0 Y0 F1000

3D Printing ABS - All You Need To Know

· 14 min read

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Image Courtesy : Alan Chia via Wikimedia Commons

You've probably seen more ABS parts than any other kind of plastic. ABS, or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, is the plastic used in manufacturing. It has been used for a long time to make toys, helmets, kitchen tools, and other things.

Its durability and ease of post-processing make it a popular 3D printing material for both pros and amateurs.

In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the world of ABS 3D printing. We’ll learn everything there’s to know about the material - the benefits, challenges, and applications. We've also included some tips and tricks to help you confidently print ABS.

So keep reading and help get your 3D printer some ABS.

3D Printing Slicer Software - How to Choose the Best

· 15 min read

Alt text Picture courtesy : Keanu Dölle via Wikimedia Commons

A 3D printing slicer is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the whole process of 3D printing. It takes your digital 3D models and gets them ready for the last step of printing. It is the slicer that affects (to an extent) how well your components print, how strong they are, and how they look.

With so many 3D printing slicers to choose from, you're virtually spoiled for choice. Knowing which one to use and which one is better for your 3D projects may have a big effect on how your 3D-printed items turn out.

In this post, we've done the research for you and put together a full guide to the finest 3D printer slicer software on the market. We'll look at their characteristics, strengths, and flaws to see what makes them different.

Read on to find out all you need to know about 3D printing slicers and select the appropriate one for you!

3D Printing PETG - All You Need To Know

· 14 min read

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Picture courtesy: CobaltEchos via Reddit

PolyEthylene Terephthalate Glycol, or PETG, is like the middle sibling in 3D printing. It gives you the strength of ABS while being as easy to print as PLA. PETG is known for its excellent impact resistance and toughness and is a great material for printing functional parts.

In this article, we'll look at everything there is to know about this material. We'll understand what exactly PETG is, what are its advantages and drawbacks and how to optimize your print settings for the best print quality with this material.

So bottle up your designs and get ready to print them with PETG.

3D Printing PLA - All You Need To Know

· 13 min read

Image Courtesy - Marco Verch via Flickr

PLA, or polylactic acid, is a popular and commonly used 3D printing polymer. It's likely to be among the first materials you try with your 3D printers. It is easy to print, cheap, and comes in many different types for many different uses.

There are still a lot of questions about PLA material on various community forums. How do you print it? What is the best printing temperature? Slicing options? These are just a handful of the many queries that consumers have about the PLA filament.

This article aims to answer these questions for good. We'll delve deep into the world of PLA filament in this post and learn everything there is to know about it. By the end, you'll have answers to all of your PLA questions and feel confident in printing it.

Continue reading to improve your PLA skills and 3D print some high-quality models. Let's get started!