IDEX Printer - And now?



  • Hey guys...

    i built a IDEX Printer.. .So far, so good 😉

    It has a Duet2Wifi latest FW and a DUEX5. Setup seems finished, all axis are working as they should... Printing with left Extruder is fine...

    But what now? 😄

    I read this: https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Wiki/ConfiguringMultipleIndependentXcarriagesCartesian

    But i understand - not much...

    What do i need to print
    a) mirror and
    b) copy?

    Currently i use prusaslicer. Can i use these modes there? Or a new slicer?

    Any IDEX User out there?

    Thanks a lot!!!

    ; Configuration file for Duet WiFi (firmware version 1.21)
    ; executed by the firmware on start-up
    
    ; General preferences
    G90																	; Send absolute coordinates...
    M83																	; ...but relative extruder moves
    
    ; Network
    M550 P"VCast"														; Set machine name
    M552 S1																; Enable network
    M586 P0 S1															; Enable HTTP
    M586 P1 S0															; Disable FTP
    M586 P2 S0															; Disable Telnet
    
    ; Drives
    M569 P0 S0															; Drive 0 (U) goes backwards
    M569 P1 S0															; Drive 1 (X) goes forwards
    M569 P3 S0															; Drive 3 (E1) goes backwards
    M569 P4 S0															; Drive 4 (E2) goes backwards
    M569 P8 S1															; Drive 5 (Z2) goes forwards
    M569 P9 S0															; Drive 6 (Y) goes forwards
    M569 P7 S1															; Drive 7 (Z1) goes forwards
    M584 X1 U0 Y9 Z8:7 E3:4 											; Driver 3=X, 1=Y, 2+4=Z, 5+6=E0+E1
    M92 X80 Y160 Z400 U80 E823	  									; Set steps/mm
    M350 X16 Y32 Z16 U16 E32 I1											; Configure micro-stepping with interpolation for all drives
    M203 X18000 Y18000 Z18000 U18000 E3600								; Set maximum speeds (mm/min)
    M201 X500 Y500 Z100 U500 E10000										; Set accelerations (mm/s^2)
    M566 X600 Y600 Z60 U600 E1200										; Set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
    M906 X2000 Y2000 Z2000 U2000 E500 I25								; Set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
    M84 S10		                                                        ; Set idle timeout
    
    ;PanelDue															
    M575 P1 S1 B57600
    
    ; Axis Limits
    ;M208 X-51.80 Y-26.00 Z0 U5 S1										; Set axes minima
    M208 X-51.80 Y-29.00 Z0 U0 S1										; Set axes minima
    ;M208 X300 Y320 Z300 U361.20 S0										; Set axes maxima
    M208 X300 Y304 Z270 U356.20 S0										; Set axes maxima
    
    ; Endstops
    M574 X1 S3             						                      	; configure sensorless endstop for low end on X
    M574 U2 S3             						                      	; configure sensorless endstop for low end on X
    M574 Y1 S3                      					             	; configure sensorless endstop for low end on Y
    M574 Z1 S2                       					            	; configure Z-probe endstop for low end on Z
    
    ; BLTouch Z-Probe
    M574 Z1 S2															; Define Z endstop at a probe
    M558 P9 C"^zprobe.in" H10 F480 T12000 A1							; Set Z probe to BLTouch, 5mm dive at 8mm/s, 5 attempts
    M950 S0 C"duex.pwm5"												; Create a servo pin on Duex PWM5 header
    G31 P25 X-29.75 Y-14.50 Z3.77										; Set Z probe trigger value, nozzle offsets, and trigger height
    M557 X35:270 Y25:295 P7:7											; Define a 10x10 bed mesh
    
    ; Heaters
    M308 S0 P"bedtemp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4138 C0 R4700				; Define Sensor0 as the heated bed temperature
    M950 H0 C"bedheat" T0												; Define Heater0 as the heated bed, bind to Sensor0
    M140 H0 P0															; Define Heated Bed
    M307 H0 A378.7 C518.9 D2.3 S1.00 V24.2								; PID Tuning for Heater0 (Bed)
    M143 H0 S120														; Set temperature limit for Heater0 to 120C
    M308 S1 P"e0_temp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4725 C7.06e-8 			; define E0 temperature sensor
    M950 H1 C"E0Heat" T1												; Define Heater0 as Extruder1 heater, bind to Sensor1
    M307 H1 A358.8 C172.6 D4.9 S1.00 V24.1								; PID Tuning for Heater1
    M143 H1 S285
    M308 S2 P"e1_temp" Y"thermistor" T100000 B4725 C7.06e-8 			; define E1 temperature sensor
    M950 H2 C"E1Heat" T2												; Define Heater1 as Extruder2 heater, bind to Sensor2
    ;M307 H2 A358.8 C172.6 D4.9 S1.00 V24.1								; PID Tuning for Heater2
    M143 H2 S285
    
    ; Fans
    M950 F0 C"fan0" Q1											; Define Fan0 for T0 Part Cooling
    M106 P0 S0 H-1 C"X1 Part Cooling"									; Set Fan0 to default off, manual control
    M950 F1 C"fan1"														; Define Fan1 for T0 Hotend cooling
    M106 P1 S1 H1 T45 C"Hotend1"										; Set Fan1 to Thermostatic control, max RPM at 45C
    M950 F2 C"duex.fan3" Q1											; Define Fan0 for T0 Part Cooling
    M106 P2 S0 H-2 C"X2 Part Cooling"									; Set Fan0 to default off, manual control
    M950 F3 C"duex.fan4"												; Define Fan1 for T0 Hotend cooling
    M106 P3 S1 H2 T45 C"Hotend2"										; Set Fan1 to Thermostatic control, max RPM at 45C
    
    ; Tools
    M563 P0 D1 H1 F0 S"E1"												; Tool0 uses Extruder0, Heater1 and Fan0
    M563 P1 D0 H2 X0 F2 S"E2"											; Tool1 uses Extruder1, Heater2 and Fan2. X-axis is mapped to U
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0 R0 S0												; Set Tool0 axis offsets and temperatures
    G10 P1 X0 Y0 Z0 R0 S0												; Set Tool1 axis offsets and temperatures
    
    ; Additional Settings
    M671 X-93:393 Y150:150 S5.0											; Define Z-axis leadscrew positions for G32
    M404 N1.75															; Define filament diameter for print monitor
    T0																	; Activate T0 by default
    
    

  • administrators

    If you configure your IDEX printer as we suggest in that web page, then all prints will be centred at X0 Y0 and you will have four different tools corresponding to left, right, ditto and mirror modes. The only thing you need to do to switch between them is to select which tool you want in the slicer.

    Your config.g currently is not configured to centre prints at X0 Y0.



  • I'll be doing write up on my iDEX setup soon (maybe the weekend?) But for now follow the guidelines you linked to create your tools etc.



  • I have it printing! Nice and sweet...

    I created a macro (PrintInCopyMode)

    M563 P2 D0:1 H1:2 X0:3 F1:1 ; tool 2 uses both extruders and hot end heaters, maps X to both X and U, and uses both print cooling fans
    G10 P2 X0 Y0 U-150 S0 R0    ; set tool offsets and temperatures for tool 2
    M567 P2 E1:1 ; set mix ratio 100% on both extruders
    

    I have Tool 0, 1 and then the new one here... Is it possible to delete T0 and 1 before? So i could switch between both modes...

    Edit:
    Found it:
    M563 P0 D-1 H-1
    M563 P1 D-1 H-1

    So a Macro with:

    M563 P0 D-1 H-1
    M563 P1 D-1 H-1
    M563 P0 D0:1 H1:2 X0:3 F1:1 S"CopyMode"; tool 2 uses both extruders and hot end heaters, maps X to both X and U, and uses both print cooling fans
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 U-150 S0 R0    ; set tool offsets and temperatures for tool 2
    M567 P0 E1:1 ; set mix ratio 100% on both extruders
    

    would create just the CopyTool with a click on this macro... Vice Versa from CopyMode to normal...

    M563 P0 D-1 H-1
    M563 P1 D-1 H-1
    M563 P2 D-1 H-1
    M563 P3 D-1 H-1
    M563 P0 D1 H1 F0 S"E1"												; Tool0 uses Extruder0, Heater1 and Fan0
    M563 P1 D0 H2 X0 F2 S"E2"											; Tool1 uses Extruder1, Heater2 and Fan2. X-axis is mapped to U
    G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0 R0 S0												; Set Tool0 axis offsets and temperatures
    G10 P1 X0 Y0 Z0 R0 S0												; Set Tool1 axis offsets and temperatures
    

    Works as it should... Nice!


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