How do I add my own materials to print with?

Your new Printrbot Simple comes with some "default" materials already loaded for you.  If you find yourself with a filament that is not included on the list, or just want to change your current settings, this guide will show you how.

 

1.)  In the cloud, go to the Materials section by selecting the shield icon.

2.)  Click on the “+” symbol to add a custom filament.

3.)  Enter all of the information about your filament in the Create Material dialog box.  The print temperature       should be provided by the material’s manufacturer, which is also occasionally printed on the spool itself.       Once complete, click save.

4.)  You should now see your new material in your Materials Library. 

5.)  If you need to edit your new material to refine or adjust your settings, click on the “edit” box located on       the far right side of the material.

6.)  Once finished, the last step is to send the new materials list to your Simple.  Click on the “Send To               Printer” icon to do this.  You will see the screen on your printer flash to the downloading screen.  This           will be very brief, as the materials list is a very small and fast file to download.

 

Now you are familiar with creating and editing your own filament materials!

 

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    Sean27030

    What function is the "speed" field supposed to do in the Materials set up dialogue? Percentage of print speed? Extrusion multiplier? I've tried to adjust it on a custom filament profile and uploaded it to the printer and selected the new profile. It seems to have no effect on anything. I can adjust the print temp only it seems. Could you please provide a bit of clarity?

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    PB Support Team

    Hi Sean, good question.  The max print speed in the cloud is 80mm/sec.  However, "100% speed" will not look like you may expect 80mm/sec, due to the acceleration enabled in the slice and electronics.  

    So, it's a bell curve.  

     

    I hope that is helpful,
    Dave -pb

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    Sean27030

    No... Not helpful at all.. Lol.
    If I change the percentage it had no apparent effect on the speed. I did 50%, 25%,10%and even 1%, with no apparent change in speed at all. I was just curious as to its function. If I want to print at a different speed I'll just run code over the cloud or tethered.

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    PB Support Team

    A swing ...and a miss. 

     

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