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Fred's RCL i4

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How to Print

Please refer to the How to Print guide for detailed instructions

Slicer Setup

    1.
    Open Cura LE
    2.
    Go to Settings > Printers > Add printer
    3.
    Click Other (see figure 1)
    4.
    Click "Custom" then "Custom FDM Printer" then click Add Printer (see figure 2)
    5.
    Click Add Printer
    6.
    Enter Machine Setting config noted below
      1.
      Follow the Green Boxes
      2.
      Printer Tab
        1.
        Configure Printer (see figure 3.1)
        2.
        Enter custom start Gcode (see figure 3.2)
        3.
        Enter custom end Gcode (See figure 3.3)
      3.
      Hot End Tab
        1.
        Configure Hotend (see figure 4)
    7.
    Click Finish
figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3.1
Custom Start Gcode - Figure 3.2
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;This profile is designed specifically for RCLi4 3D Printer
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;Basic slice data:
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;Sliced at: {day} {date} {time}
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;Layer height: {layer_height}
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;Walls: {wall_thickness}
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;Fill: {fill_density}
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;Estimated Print time: {print_time}
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;Filament used: {filament_amount}m {filament_weight}g
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;Filament cost: {filament_cost}
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G21
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G90
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M82
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G92 E0 ; set extruder position to 0
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M140 S60 ; get bed heated up
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G0 Z15 ; make sure nozzle is raised before homing
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G28 X0Y0 ; home X and Y
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G1 X160 Y225 F1000 ; move to safe homing position above button
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M109 R170 ; soften filament for z homing
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G28 Z0 ; home Z
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M104 S160 ; wipe temp
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G1 E-30 F100 ; suck up 30mm of filament
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G1 Z15 ; move above button
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G1 X125 Y223 F3000 ; move above wiper pad
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G1 Z4.7 ; push nozzle into wiper
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G1 X120 Y224 F1000 ; slow wipe
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G1 X115 Y224 F1000 ; slow wipe
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G1 X110 Y224 F1000 ; slow wipe
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G1 X115 Y221 F1000 ; slow wipe
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G1 X105 Y224 F1000 ; slow wipe
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G1 X120 Y221 F1000 ; slow wipe
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G1 X100 Y224 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X90 Y221 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X95 Y224 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X85 Y221 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X80 Y224 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X75 Y221 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X65 Y224 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X70 Y221 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X60 Y224 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X65 Y221 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X95 Y224 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X55 Y221 Z5.7 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X60 Y224 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X50 Y222 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X55 Y221 F2000 ; fast wipe
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G1 X50 Y222 Z5.2 F1000 ; slow wipe
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G1 X48 Y224 F1000 ; slow wipe
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G1 Z15 ; raise extruder
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M109 R160 ; heat to probe temp
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G1 X0 Y0 ; move above probe
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M204 S100 ; set accel for probing
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G29 ; probe sequence (for auto-leveling)
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M204 S500 ; set accel back to normal
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G0 Z15
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G0 X260
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G4 S1 ; pause
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M117 Heating... ; LCD status message
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M140 S{print_bed_temperature}; get bed heating up
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M109 R{print_temperature} ; set extruder temp and wait
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M190 R{print_bed_temperature}; get bed temping up during first layer
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G1 Z2 E0 F75 ; extrude filament back into nozzle
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M117 RCLi4 Printing... ; LCD status message
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Custom End Gcode - Figure 3.3
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;End GCode
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M104 S0 ;extruder heater off
3
M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)
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G91 ;relative positioning
5
G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure
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G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more
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G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way
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M84 ;steppers off
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G90 ;absolute positioning
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;{profile_string}
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