Felix Pro 2 3D printer
The Felix Pro 2 is a 3D printer made by FELIXprinters and that started shipping in December 201?. It features auto-calibration of the print bed, a dual head, etc. and strong, reliable steel extruders. Our machine was upgraded from the Pro 1 to a Pro 2. Print quality seems to be better.
- RapMan (our first 3D printer assembled in Jan 2010, not used any more, but no modern printer will beat its look)
- Fabbster 3D printer (given away)
- Felix 1.0 3D printer (bought in 2012 and still working)
- Felix 2.0 3D printer (bought in 2013 and still working)
- Felix Pro 1 3D printer (bought in 2015)
- Felix TEC-4.1 3D printer (bought in nov 2018)
This article will only include new information with respect to Felix Pro 1 3D printer, e.g. filament settings and things to do with the extruder or slicers
2 Ultimaker Cura Slicer
We do not recommend using the Cura slicer installed within RepèetierHost (both the one that is distributed by Felix and the original one), since it is a very old 3.x version.
As of dec 2020, use Cura 4.8. A Felix Pro 2 profile is already included.
3 Clearning the drive gear
- Extruder jammin" could mean that are is some debris in the extruder, i.e. the drive gear
Disassembling is a lot of work, try the following first:
- Open flap in front
- Take out hot-end
- Look from the bottom into the extruder, you will see the toothed drive_gear.
- Use a tweezer to clean out the teeth. It takes a little time, but saves you the hassle of disassembly.
4 Printing with a 0.7 mm nozzle
- More extrusions, more heat, disable filament detection
Printing with PETG
- Layer size = 0.7
- Extrusion = 100%
- PETG can roughly be printed between 230-260 degrees and , try 240-250 with a 0.7mm nozzle
- Take retraction away if you print fast
- Remove filament detection, i.e. send the following g-code in the startup script:
M602 S0 P1
- Add banging floors into the wall (e.g. 50%)
- Infill 20% hexadecimal or some other that works well with higher speed.
4.1 Cura settings for printing Duplo compatible blocks
Surprisingly, printing lego and duplo compatible blocks is quite a challenge, in particular with respect to overhangs not completing and nozzle getting stuck.
4.2 PLA standard for à 0.7mm nozzle
We did managed to print with 0.7mm layers, but 0.56 can be printed a bit faster and is more solid. 0.7mm layers also require higher temperature and disabling of the filament detector.
- layer height = 0.56
- line Width = 0.7
- Inner line width = 0.7
- initial layer width : 100%
- Wall line count = 2
- bottom layers = 1
- Print thin walls = ticked (no necessary for duplo, but for Lego compatibles
- Printing temperature : 210
- printing temperature initial layer : 210
- initial printing temperature : 210
- final printing temperature : 210
- Print Speed = 40 (vitesse par défaut)
- Infill Speed = 30 or 40
Initial layer speed= 10 (important !!!)
- Wall speeds = 30
- Initial layer travel speed = 20
- skirt/brim speed = 10
- "Infill before walls" = no
- Flow = 100
- Wall flow = 100 (can be a bit less, e.g. 95)
- Fan at 50% or 0%. Better, turn the fan on for most parts and then off for larger flat sections. A comprise would be fan at 50% all the time.
- Build Plate Adhesion
- None with some glue on the plate or 4 lignes of skirt at 0 distance