Cura Configuration Tutorial

EcubMaker TOYDIY 4in1 3DPrinter

Cura configuration tutorial

1. Summary
2. Installing cura
3. Copy the TOYDIY configuration file to the Cura folder
4. Add TOYDIY Printer to Cura.
5. Check the configuration files
   5.1 Check if the configuration folder exists
   5.2 Whether there are printer and material parameters in the software interface
6. FDM Print
7. FDM-Dual
8. Attention
   8.1 Material parameters (PLA Material )
   8.2 Slicing parameters

 

1. Summary

TOYDIY 4in1 is a multi-functional 3D printer, which can realize FDM printing, laser engraving and CNC engraving, with convenient operation and good effect. We have EcubWare software to provide users with high-quality slicing service. In order to make customers better use of 3D printing function, we add a description of the configuration file for the original Cura, which is prepared for users who need to use toydiy machine through Cura slicing software.

2. Installing cura

You can download the Cura version from GitHub website. After finish download,double click the 1 to install. In this turorial, we install the software to C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.7.

Free download address: https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/releases/download/4.7.1/Ultimaker_Cura-4.7.1-win64.exe

3. Copy the TOYDIY configuration file to the Cura folder

If you don't have a configuration file, please visit  https://www.ecubmaker.com/uploads/Cura-4.7.1.zip and download  the configuration file.

If you already have a profile. Please follow the steps below.

Copy the folder with configuration file under ' TOYDIY 4in1 3D Printer\Cura 4.7.1\resources' to 'c:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.7\resources' which is Cura-4.7.1 installation directory.

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The copied documents are as follows:

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If the name of the document in the destination folder is the same as the name of the copied document, override it.

4. Add TOYDIY Printer to Cura.

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5. Check the configuration files

5.1 Check if the configuration folder exists

Does the printer parameter file exist

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Does extruder configuration parameter file exist

 

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Does the material parameter file exist

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5.2  Whether there are printer and material parameters in the software interface

If there is a printer list in the EcubMaker directory, the printer file configuration is successful.

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If there are items such as "Ecubmaker PLA", "Ecubmaker PLA Green", "Ecubmaker PLA Yellow" in the material list, the material configuration file is imported successfully.

 

6. FDM Print

Add 'TOYDIY 4in1 FDM ToolHead' printer according to step 4

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Import model

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Slicing

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After slicing, save the GCode file

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Copy GCode file to SD and print on TOYDIY

The Printing effect is as follows:

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7. FDM-Dual

Add 'TOYDIY 4in1 FDM-Dual ToolHead' printer according to step 4

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Import model

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Set up extruder

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Set extruder left click to select a model, then right click to select extruder 1 or 2

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Set extruder left click to select a model, then right click to select extruder 1 or 2

 

Right click in the blank and select ‘Select All Models’

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Right click in the blank and select ‘Merge Model’

 

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Right click on the model and select ‘Center Selected Model’

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Slice

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Save GCode

 

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Copy GCode file to SD and print on TOYDIY

The Printing effect is as follows:

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8. Attention

8.1  Material parameters (PLA Material )

It is recommended to use the exclusive material parameters of Ecubmaker (shown in the red box below).Because we use 1.75 mm of material diameter.And other material we have not test more now.If you use other type material,the printer will be work bad or nozzle clogging.so please use PLA.

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8.2 Slicing parameters

After importing TOYDIY model, the corresponding Ecubmaker PLA material parameters were selected to make the default slicing parameters suitable for optimal printing.Among them, the following parameters must use the default value, otherwise it will affect the printing effect or even print failure

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Important:

First: The 'Print Speed' must be 40mm/s, if you set the value bigger than 40mm/s,it will impact print quality.

Second: The 'Enable Print Cooling' must be enabled. Then the value of 'The Fan Speed' set 100.

If the value of 'Enable Print Cooling' not set enabled and the value of 'The Fan Speed' is very small the nozzle will be clogging when TOYDIY machine printing.

and 'Raft Fan Speed'.

Third: If you use double color printing (TOYDIY 4in1 FDM-Dual ToolHead,TOYDIY 4in1 2.0 FDM-Dual ToolHead) ,and the 'Build Plate Adhesion Type' use 'Raft'.

The Build Plate Adhesion Extruder must select "Extruder1" and the value of 'Raft Fan Speed' must be 100Otherwise the print won't work, or clogging.

Fourth: The default value is recommended.

 

Download Cura for free

https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/releases/download/4.7.1/Ultimaker_Cura-4.7.1-win64.exe

Download configuration file

https://www.ecubmaker.com/uploads/Cura-4.7.1.zip