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Prusa Slicer 2.6 - Organic Supports, Embossing and More!

· 11 min read

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The PrusaSlicer is quickly becoming one of the most popular slicers in the community. It is now one of the top 3D printing slicers due to its simple interface, lightweight design, and boatload of sophisticated capabilities.

The last PrusaSlicer 2.5 update added new features like the Lighting Infill and Arachne Perimeter Generator, to name a few. These were wonderful additions that were positively accepted by users.

The latest version, PrusaSlicer 2.6, kicks things up a level by including a slew of long-awaited features.

Read on to find out about its new features and how you can "support" your 3D prints in a better way with this upgrade.

What’s new in PrusaSlicer 2.6?

PrusaSlicer's 2.6 alpha 2 version was released a few days ago. The PrusaSlicer 2.6 is now available to the public for the first time (alpha 1 was only tested internally).This was the first time that people in the 3D printing community could use 2.6's new features. Let's take a closer look at them.

Klipper Rotation Distance - All You Need to Know

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Photo Courtesy : 3D Printing Geek via Reddit

Klipper is an advanced 3D printing firmware that gives you a high level of control over how your 3D printer moves. One key part of this control is the measurement and management of your stepper motor's motion. Klipper does this with the help of the Rotation Distance parameter.

Rotation Distance measures how far your print head moves in a single rotation.This value has an impact on the dimensional accuracy and appearance of your prints. and, in turn, is a key factor in determining the final quality of your 3D models.

In this article, we'll talk about what the rotation distance means in Klipper and how you can use it to get the best prints possible. We'll talk about it in detail and go over the steps for setting up the rotation distance for your 3D printer.

Read on to learn how to 3D print highly accurate parts and take your printing to the next level.

3D Printer Fire - How they Happen and How to Prevent Them

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Aftermath of a 3D printer fire/Courtesy: Hackaday

3D printing technology has transformed how we design and manufacture products. 3D printers have made it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to produce a wide range of items, from prototyping to final products. However, as with any technology, there are potential risks and hazards to consider. One of the most serious risks is the risk of a 3D printer fire.

This article will go over the causes of 3D printer fires, why they happen and how to prevent them. It is critical to be aware of the potential dangers of 3D printers and to take the necessary precautions to keep them safe.

10 Must-Have Upgrades for the Creality Ender 5 3D Printer

· 13 min read

Creality Ender 5 3D printer/Courtesy: Creality

The Creality Ender 5 3D printer is well-known for its dependability and high-quality prints. However, it, like any other 3D printer, can be improved with the appropriate upgrades and modifications. This blog post will provide a list of the top ten Creality Ender 5 upgrades. These upgrades will help you take your Ender 5 to the next level and improve the quality of your prints, from upgraded extruders and print beds to improved cooling and filament management.

Creality Ender 5 3D printer

Creality is well-known for its dependable and low-cost 3D printers like the CR and Ender series. The Ender series is especially popular, and each iteration has received positive feedback from the maker community and the Ender 5 is no exception.

The Creality Ender 5 has a good build volume of 220 x 220 x 300 mm in a box frame. The printer produces high-quality parts at a rapid pace. It also has a magnetic print bed, which makes starting new prints and removing prints from the bed easier and faster.

The printer is simple to put together and takes less than 30 minutes to get up and running.

Klipper Macros - What They Are and How to Use Them

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Klipper macros are an incredible firmware feature that allow you to swiftly automate complex and repetitive processes with a single click. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, these macros can help you streamline your workflow and save considerable printing time.

In this article, we'll learn more about the Klipper macros, their benefits, and lead you through the installation process step by step. We'll also include some handy Klipper macro examples near the end to help you better understand these macros.

Follow along if you're ready to "macrofy" your 3D printer and learn how to implement it into your own 3D printing endeavors.

Klipper Tuning Guide - Get the Best Klipper experience on your Ender 3

· 12 min read

The Ender 3 series of 3D printers have made all the news for the last couple of years. Featuring an amazing set of features at a budget pricing, Ender 3 has made 3D printing accessible for several hobbyists and first-time users.

Another equally important thing that's been making rounds in the 3D printing community is the Klipper firmware. First released in 2016, Klipper is quickly ranking up amongst users as the go-to firmware for high-speed 3D printing. It's free, easy to use, and has many useful features that help you get the best printing experience.

We've explored the combination of Klipper and Ender in depth with several of our articles. Klipper elevates the performance of Ender 3 well-beyond expectations and with a bit of fine-tuning the print quality rivals even that of the high-end 3D printers.

In this article, we'll explore this partnership in detail and understand how you can fine-tune your Ender 3 to get the most out of the Klipper firmware.

Let's Klippify the Ender!

3D Printing Lithophanes - All You Need to Know

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The first Lithophanes in the 1820s were made out of porcelain material. It was a pretty labor-intensive and expensive process. But, with the rise of 3D printing technology and affordable 3D printers, you can single-handedly 3D print exquisite lithophanes at your home.

That said, 3D printing quality Lithophanes is still a relatively challenging process. You need to fine-tune several little parameters and carefully set your slicer settings to get the best-looking Lithophane on your 3D printer.

In this article, we’ll break down the science behind 3D printing lithophanes. We’ll look at the various tools you can use to prepare a lithophane and understand the crucial factors to consider while 3D printing it.

Let’s print some 3D images.

Klipper Input Shaping for Ender 3 - All You Need to Know

· 15 min read

Klipper’s Input Shaping functionality stands out particularly well owing to its excellent execution and utility. It lets you print at higher speeds while ensuring that the print quality is not affected due to the 3D printer’s fast movements. It’s probably one of the most sophisticated and our favorite features in the Klipper firmware.

Yet, for several users, Input Shaping is still a mystery and a concept that seems too technical and complex to understand.

In this article, we’ll break down Input Shaping in Klipper for you and help you understand how it can assist you in achieving excellent print results. We’ll start by understanding it in detail and learn more about how it works in Klipper. We’ve also included a step-by-step guide that’ll help you configure Klipper for your 3D printer. In this guide, we will tune input shaper on an Ender 3 3D Printer, but this guide is relevant for similar 3D printers as well.

Let’s start shaping our Klipper 3D printers!

Prusa Slicer - Getting Started with Prusa Slicer (for Any 3D Printer)

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PrusaSlicer UI Courtesy of Prusa

PrusaSlicer is a powerful open-source slicing software with advanced 3D printing features and customization options. This blog post will walk you through the process of getting started with PrusaSlicer, from downloading and installing the software to setting up your first print.

Whether you are new to 3D printing or an experienced user, this guide will help you get the most out of PrusaSlicer.

Prusa Slicer Supports - All You Need to Know

· 12 min read

Image Courtesy of Prusa 3D

PrusaSlicer is one of the most popular 3D printing slicers used by many 3D printing enthusiasts. Its ease of use, broad printer compatibility and rich features make it a powerful slicer available today.

One such key feature of the PrusaSlicer is its Support Generation which lets you 3D print complex designs easily. Supports in PrusaSlicer have come a long way, and each new update brings some improvements to the PrusaSlicer's supports.

In this article, we'll understand everything there is to know about using the Supports in PrusaSlicer. We'll review the support settings and various options and understand how you can optimize the supports to get clean-looking, high-quality 3D models.

Without any further ado, let's start this 'support' full article.