Laser and hotends control in same printer
agf998 last edited by
Hi, i have idex 3d printer that have printing hotends, and also on another head, laser module. My problem is when i add the laser in the config, the dashboard turn to cnc mode, and then i can't control the hotends temperature. There is any addon i can use to control both laser and hotend?
o_lampe last edited by
You could use two different config files for each usecase.
Or call a macro that overwrites some config when you want to use the laser.
Or have the slicer control the temps and wait for them to be reached, before starting to print. You wouldn't see the temp graph if in laser mode, but they work.
My opinion about laser/filament mix mode is: the fine dust you produce while laser engraving will mess up the print surface.
It's better to build a separate laser frame and leave the printer as_is.
I'm planning to combine CNC spindle and Laser. The dust is no problem then
@agf998 in DWC you can force the display to remain in FDM mode always, go to:
Settings-> General->Dashboard Mode
and select FFF