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3D fun
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What's an issue with heating up bed and head simultaneously to save some precious time?

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Posted : 24th November 2019 3:11 pm
BHudson
(@bhudson)
Former USA Robox Support Moderator

I am not sure I understand what your post is about. The Robox originally heated the bed first and then the print head to avoid the material sitting at temperature in the head, as most other printers do. This can cause the material to degrade in the head. 

With a recent firmware and software update the bed and head heat cycles overlap so they should reach target heat at about the same time. This was requested by several customers who run a lot of prints and found that they were having issues with the extra time required for the old heat cycle. 

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Posted : 24th November 2019 4:17 pm
JeffB
(@jeffb)
Eminent Member

I would suggest that a few self learning calculations would improve this feature quite a lot

To start each printer is in a different environment so timing bed heating time

And then filament heating time for each filament type

Which should be applied to the reel of course

And Guess what we have almost same time arrival

Just a thought

 

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Posted : 6th March 2020 8:15 am
BHudson
(@bhudson)
Former USA Robox Support Moderator

@jeffb Are you seeing a large wait time between when your print bed reaches temperature and when your print head reaches temperature? I have used a large variety of materials and rarely see more than 30 seconds difference.

 

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Posted : 7th March 2020 4:42 am
JeffB
(@jeffb)
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@bhudson 30 secs and long wait time

it is all semantics is it not

to me waiting 30 secs is a long time

And the effort to cut this wait time would be minimal

 

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Posted : 7th March 2020 8:31 am
Mike
 Mike
(@17bt)
Prominent Member

@jeffb I get where you are coming from. AFAIK the time & sequencing are set in a fixed macro, so there will always be a compromise. Ideally you'd have a look up table, or an algorithm for deciding the time delay, and this be inserted in the post processing macros, which the Robox performs anyway. It just a different way of idealising the print process & solving your "problem", but it depends whether the powers that be think it is worth it. :)

 

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Posted : 7th March 2020 10:16 am
Darren Lusty
(@bigdaz)
Eminent Member

It heats the bed first, then the head when purging.  This could be sped up I think.

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Posted : 31st August 2020 11:19 am
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