This article will teach you how to use duplication mode on the M3 Independent Dual using Simplify3D as your slicer.
Duplication mode is a new feature of the M3 Independent Dual. Using each of the independent heads, you can print the same model twice at the same time!
When you buy an independent dual from MakerGear, it comes with a license of Simplify3D. Simplify3D is a very powerful slicer that is easy to use. In S3D, you can import profiles we have already made that make duplication mode easy to use, this article will teach you how to use duplication mode using S3D.
- Time - 10-15 minutes.
- Hardware - MakerGear M3-ID 3D printer.
- Software - Simplify3D.
What You'll Learn:
- How to use Simplify3D to generate G-code for duplication prints.
Before You Begin:
- Follow all "Getting Started" instructions listed in your User Guide.
- Follow all configuration, connection, and login instructions to access your M3's control interface.
- Load filament into the extruder(s).
- Make sure you have the independent dual profiles loaded on your machine if you haven't done so you can find the tutorial here.
- Go through the Duplication mode setup article, if you havent done so you can find the tutorial here M3 Independent Dual Duplication Mode Setup
First, make sure that you have the proper factory files installed for the independent dual for Simplify3D, if you aren't sure how to do that or haven't then check this video on installing factory files for Simplify3D. The .fff is attached to the bottom of this article
Once you've imported the M3 Independent Dual Duplication mode .fff, open up Simplify3D, double-click the process you have active under process settings, open up Select Profile and select the "MakerGear M3 Independent Dual Duplication Mode" profile.
Once you have selected this profile, you should see the bed size change to half the original size, if so then you're all set! Anything you change in the process settings will be applied to both nozzles now and they will print simultaneously. The bed size is halved to show you the maximum available bed size where you can place models for the extruder. Make sure not to have models outside of this area or there could be issues with printing in duplication mode. Create your G-code and print away in duplication mode using S3D!
Setting up Duplication Mode on Your M3 (Link to the article when uploaded)