Honeycomb - Custom Prusa
Here is all the information regarding our Custom Prusa, named Honeycomb. Honeycomb has been heavily modified to print fast. With a 0.8 mm nozzle, it's not the most precise printer in the department but it'll churn out any mechanical parts in the blink of an eye.
Nozzle diameter: 0.8 mm
Recommended filament: PLA, TPU, Ninjaflex
Recommended layer height: 0.2 mm
Build volume: 210x210x250 mm
How to Print on Honeycomb
In order to use the society printers, you must be a member of the society and have completed the in-person induction to the society printers given by a member of the society. We look forward to meeting you!
Here is an overview of the steps required to print:
Step 1: Dowload Ultimaker Cura here.
Step 2: When prompted to add a printer, select "Prusa i3" from the non-networked printers drop down menu. Name it what you like, but we suggest "Honeycomb".
Step 3: As the printer has been heavily modified, you can't use the stock Cura profiles. Here is a link to some custom profiles set up specically for this printer (member access required): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WA398ANgumZlQGj4Qgav2mkpQaVjYj6n?usp=sharing Furthmore, double check that the nozzle size is set to 0.8 mm.
Step 4: Import your 3D design into the software in the .3mf format. The .stl format is still compatible so can also be used too. However, the .3mf format is so much cooler! (see here for why)
Step 5: Alter your settings to match your specific requirements (strength, printing time, filament usage, resolution of detail, build plate adhesion).
Step 6: Slice your model and save the generated .gcode file onto an SD card.
Step 7: Insert the SD card into the printer, turn it on (the switch is unfortunately hidden away beside the power supply unit), make sure the correct filament is inserted, select your file on the display and finally press print! It is a good idea to hang around while the first layer prints, as this is where most failures occur but otherwise you can let it do its thing!