Updates! ReplicatorG 0037 & The Replicator Firmware 5.5
It’s June. Flowers are blooming, plants are growing, and The Replicators are updating! Today we are delighted to release ReplicatorG 0037 and The Replicator Firmware 5.5.
The Replicator Firmware 5.5
This new firmware release includes acceleration and updates to temperature control. Acceleration allows Replicator users to speed up their prints from the previous 40/55 mm/s default extrusion and travel speeds to a much snappier 80/150 mm/s. The temperature control changes will make The Replicator warm up faster. As usual this download is available from our website and via ReplicatorG’s Upload New Firmware wizard, which you can find in the Machine menu. Thanks to everyone in the community who helped us out with this — much of the code for this update was based on Open Source community effort.
ReplicatorG is also updated to handle the wonders of acceleration — it now includes special accelerated Print-O-Matic defaults. It also has more robust Gcode handling for T1/T0 toolhead commands, making it easier to use for other slicers. Speaking of other slicers, RepG 0036 includes Skeinforge 50 as well as 35 and 47, but also has Beta support for Slic3r 8.3 and the brand new Miracle-Grue slicing engine from MakerBot. This allows power users some flexibility in testing out other slicing engines as they tinker and try new projects.
These releases come with a lot of hours of work packed into them. Thanks to Alison Leonard (MB), Rob Giseburt, Julius ter Pelkwijk, Mark Simpson, Dan Newman, Alessandro Ranellucci, and dozens of other great contributors to our awesome Open Source codebase.
Overall, this release is acceleration-focused, but has a bunch of new slicing engine options for the power users. That means there’s something good for everyone to play with when they come inside after a long summer day.
We’re pretty excited for these new features, and we bet you are, too, so we’ve put together a guide to help you get set up. Head on over to learn how to download, install and use the new updates.
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