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My apologies for the stupid and selfish mistake I made and the harm I have caused

· 2 min read

I'm writing this post to apologize to Gina Häußge, one of the most important and respectable person in 3D-printing community, as well as to the OctoPrint community for the stupid and selfish mistake I made and the harm I have caused:

I created a script to manipulate the OctoPrint stats to boost the ranking of Obico for OctoPrint plugin, probably back in 2022, after having some suspicion that OE was doing that.

I have left the script on auto-pilot for a long time now since Obico pivoted to working on the nozzle camera AI early 2023. When Gina told me about what she found out about OE, I should have had the gut and ownership to make this confession at that time. I guess I was feeling opportunistic since I was quite sure the script had been long dead.

But this is not an excuse for not being forthcoming with you and betraying your trust. Nor does it serve any justification for the stat manipulation script. I did the wrong thing. By doing so, I caused a harm to the OctoPrint community, as well as exhorted an emotional toll on Gina, the one I respect the most in the 3D printing community. And I should bear the consequences.

I have now made sure the script is truly stopped. And I'll be happy to work with you to make it right for the community.

My sincere apologies again for such a stupid and selfish mistake.

Best CoreXY 3D Printers In 2024

· 18 min read

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Source: Voron Design

The CoreXY 3D printer space has been getting quite popular in the past few months. With the release of printers like the Bambulab X1 and P1 series and the pre-existing Voron 3D printers, CoreXY 3D printing has become the norm nowadays.

The CoreXY design, with its fast printing speeds, enclosed build area, and compact printer footprint, offers several benefits. What's more, these 3D printers have become much more affordable and accessible, giving you a wide range of choices and empowering you to explore this exciting technology.

In this piece, we have collected a list of the top 5 CoreXY 3D printers you can get for yourself right now. These are all aimed at hobbyists, personal use, small-business owners, and users who are looking to get their first CoreXY machine.

Get ready to dive into the core of 3D printing excellence. Let’s start!

OrcaSlicer Seam Settings - How to Use It

· 10 min read

A seam is an integral part of 3D printing. Its result of the layered manufacturing process works and gives a distinctive identity to the 3D printed part. However, a seam line detracts from the visual appeal of the model and, in extreme cases, can ruin the appearance of the part as well.

Orca Slicer has an entire section dedicated to seam settings in 3D printing. Using these settings, you can fine-tune the appearance of the seam line in your 3D prints and even make it completely invisible. Mastering these settings will significantly improve the quality of your 3D prints and make your work stand out from the rest.

In this guide, we'll dive into the essential seam settings in OrcaSlicer and show you how to access and adjust them for flawless 3D prints. Let’s seam it up!

Speed Test in OrcaSlicer (VFA): A Comprehensive Guide

· 14 min read

Introduction

3D printing is a great technology that turns designs into real objects, but figuring out the best print speed can be tricky. If you go too fast, quality may be lost; if you go too slow, it takes forever.

Speed Test in OrcaSlicer (VFA): A Comprehensive Guide

In this guide, we will show you how to use OrcaSlicer to determine the perfect print speed for your 3D printer. By the end of it, you will know how to get great prints quickly while maintaining good quality.

Let’s get started!

A Guide to the OrcaSlicer Device Tab

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Source: macrovector via Freepik

The OrcaSlicer’s Device Tab makes the software an all-in-one application for your 3D printing workflow. You can slice the file in OrcaSlicer, send it to your 3D printer, and access the printer’s interface through a single tab in OrcaSlicer.

In this short article, we'll outline the process of using the device tab in OrcaSlicer with your 3D printer. We’ll cover the usage of Klipper, Octoprint, and Obico interfaces in OrcaSlicer and how you stand to benefit from this feature.

Let’s make a splash with OrcaSlicer!

How to Setup a 3D Printer in OrcaSlicer

· 10 min read

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OrcaSlicer is quickly rising as one of the most popular slicers in the 3D printing community. Its range of useful features, calibration tests, and wide printer compatibility all help this slicer stand out from the rest.

It is a relatively new slicer when compared to PrusaSlicer and Cura. While the initial configuration process is straightforward, it can be challenging for first-time 3D printer users to understand, especially when it comes to adding custom 3D printers and creating unique printing profiles.

This piece will guide you through the entire process of adding 3D printers, creating their profiles, and setting up the printer for your first 3D print. It’ll help you understand the core functions of OrcaSlicer and improve your initial setup experience.

Ready to dive in? Let's get kraken with OrcaSlicer!

OrcaSlicer vs PrusaSlicer vs Cura - Comparing the Most Popular Slicers

· 17 min read

OrcaSlicer, PrusaSlicer and the Cura slicer, are three of the prominent 3D printing slicers you can use today. They are all free to use, open-source, and equipped with exceptional features that enhance your 3D printing experience.

With all these similarities and options, it can get challenging to choose the slicer that fits your needs perfectly. Maybe OrcaSlicer has the features you like, but PrusaSlicer’s supports work better. Or Cura has better 3D printer selection for you.

In this piece, we will answer these questions and more. We will compare OrcaSlicer, PrusaSlicer, and Cura based on their features, slicer settings, printer compatibility, and other parameters to determine which slicer comes out on top. This should help you make an informed decision and choose the slicer that best fits into your 3D printing workflow.

Let’s slice right into it.

How to fix "Buster-backports Release no longer has a Release file" Error

· 2 min read

While installing Obico on your Makerbase 3D printer following our guides, you may come across the error below during installation by running the command ./install.sh. This error indicates that there is no release file in "Buster-backports Release", hence making it impossible to update securely.

How to fix "Buster-backports Release no longer has a Release file" Error

###### Installing required system packages... You may be prompted to enter password.

[sudo] password for mks:
Hit:1 http://security.debian.org buster/updates InRelease
Hit:2 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease
Hit:3 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates InRelease
Ign:4 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports InRelease
Err:5 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports Release
404 Not Found [IP: 199.232.82.132 80]
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository 'http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Maximum Volumetric Speed Test in OrcaSlicer: A Comprehensive Guide

· 20 min read

Hello there! Welcome to our easy-to-understand guide on how to control the OrcaSlicer maximum volumetric speed test for 3D printing enthusiasts. If you’re looking forward to enhancing print quality and efficiency, then this is the best place for you. This tutorial will help you optimize your printer’s volumetric speed that determines at what speed you can print without compromising on quality.

Maximum Volumetric Speed Test in OrcaSlicer: A Comprehensive Guide

Volumetric speed knowledge is crucial in 3D printing because it enables one understand how fast a printer can produce objects with accuracy. If this speed is tested and adjusted, under extrusion among other common problems while printing can be avoided thus ensuring that all your prints are good-looking even at higher speeds.

Tolerance Test in OrcaSlicer: A Comprehensive Guide

· 9 min read

Introduction

3D printing has revolutionized the way creators, engineers, and hobbyists bring their ideas to life. However, the transition from a digital model to a tangible object isn’t always straightforward. One key challenge is ensuring parts fit together seamlessly. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the world of tolerance testing using OrcaSlicer, a valuable tool for 3D printing. We will understand together how to know the right tolerances value to design successful prints which fit together well.

Tolerance Test in OrcaSlicer: A Comprehensive Guide

But before we get started testing our 3D printer, let’s understand some important related topics.

The Importance of Tolerance in 3D Printing

In the world of 3D printing, tolerance is all about precision. It's the measure of how accurately a 3D printer can replicate the dimensions specified in your digital design. Imagine you're creating a puzzle; if the pieces are too big or too small, they won't fit together. Similarly, for 3D printed parts to function and fit together as intended, the printer must be able to accurately produce parts within very tight dimensional limits. Good tolerance affects everything from how smoothly moving parts interact to the overall look and strength of the finished product.

But why do you need to make the tolerance test?

Well, in 3D printing things do not always go right. Every filament type has its own shrinkage coefficient and this affects how your print turns out. Different printers, with their unique mechanics and settings, can also produce varied results. That's why testing for tolerance is crucial - it helps you understand how your specific printer and chosen filament behave together, allowing you to adjust the tolerances in your design for the perfect print.