I´m new to the world of 3D printing. I tried the luban software but found that it is really bad. Temperatures are not handed to the machine and the printing quality is really bad. I want to try out cura as a 3D printing software but I am unsure how to connect it or set up the Artisan with/in Cura. Could someone provide me a “how-to” for dummies?
Many thanks in advance!
Thank you so much! That helps really a lot.
I also tried calibration from https://teachingtechyt.github.io/calibration.html but had the some issues there as I was not able to read the luban gcode in notepad++ (maybe because its marlin?). This resulted in the nozzle always scraching on the heat bed at the beginning of the print (must have something to do with the start gcode and the ABL safe or so). I made the heated bed calibration with a 9x9 pattern and the z-offset with a sheet of office paper. I will try the calibration again with the start gcode from above. Hopefully that reads the storage of the artisan so that the machine knows the calibrated z-ofstet and stored auto bed leveling.
Thank you so much again for the help!
This post saved me, I struggled so much with LUBAN and thought I just purchased a $3,000 pencil cup maker in the Artisan as that is all I could get to print. Followed this thread and total night and day difference with quality, and ease of use. Snapmaker should just focus on integration to other tools that do the job well. Lifesavers!
Honestly when using LUBAN the machine seemed to forget all its calibration, extruding off the bed plate, making spaghetti on the bed, Not warming the bed temp to what was set in LUBAN. The only thing I could get to print is the preloaded Pencil Cup and even that was on the second try. Same file in Cura, no issues prints like a charm. I deleted LUBAN and reinstalled on my MAC, updated to 4.7 and running latest artisan firmware. I spent 9 hours of messing around in LUBAN going 1 for 7 on successful prints. CURA I was printing the same files from Thingiverse in less than an hour. The machine has been running non stop from Cura with no issues on any of the 3 different prints since Sunday. I have changed color and types of filament with no issues on Cura. I plan on learning the laser and CNC in LUBAN later this week. We will see if LUBAN continues to struggle.