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post printing - how to safey park it

Post by ming » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:33 pm

I was not able to wait for my print to finish and upon finish i know my machine is still on (green light is still on solid)

Will it self home and shut off ?
if not - Is there a setting or a method to have it park itself after a print
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Re: post printing - how to safey park it

Post by roller » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:39 pm

It will not home. To park it you need to hit the initialise switch switch and it will move home and cut power to the fan and motors although the mainboard and main power will remain on.

I am pretty sure all that is detailed in the manual.

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Re: post printing - how to safey park it

Post by ming » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:52 pm

if i have remote control to computer thats is USB connected to the printer can i just initial it from the software and let it park till i attend to it.

I have a live cam connected and watching it as i go about doing chores.

If i live it as it is for hours are there any concerns ?
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Re: post printing - how to safey park it

Post by woofy » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:00 am

I use an old smartphone to keep an eye on my prints while I'm out, and a home made power switch to shut the machine down when it's finish or if the print fails.
I posted the details on the ultimaker forum but I use it for the UP as well.

http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php? ... ultimaker/
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Re: post printing - how to safey park it

Post by ming » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:44 am

woofy thx for sharing

i currently have the printer on a power strip that i can have a timer on but not remote control
i have 2 ipcams and i am using one for the printer
i have remote control of the pc connected to the 3dp

the only reason i dont like turning power off to the 3dp is because the platform will drop to the bottom when power is cut. although i have printed a spring to dampen but will still bottom out. sure i can add a fluid damper if needed
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Re: post printing - how to safey park it

Post by JuliaDee » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:21 am

ming wrote:woofy thx for sharing

i currently have the printer on a power strip that i can have a timer on but not remote control
i have 2 ipcams and i am using one for the printer
i have remote control of the pc connected to the 3dp

the only reason i dont like turning power off to the 3dp is because the platform will drop to the bottom when power is cut. although i have printed a spring to dampen but will still bottom out. sure i can add a fluid damper if needed
If you have remote control of the PC then just lower the bed using the "To Bottom" button in the Maintenance menu before turning off power.

To turn off the power remotely you can use an IP power switch; there are a number of them on Amazon, just search for "IP power switch".

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Re: post printing - how to safey park it

Post by mr6k » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:31 am

You could place a lump of foam below the platform, sufficiently unthick to not effect a tall print.
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Re: post printing - how to safey park it

Post by woofy » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:42 am

I have to say, in the two years l've owned my UP I've let the platform drop countless times without any ill effect. The motor itself provides a braking force that limits the drop speed.
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Post by JuliaDee » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:31 pm

I've also done the "hard drop" with mine many times and I don't think it's damaged the machines.

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