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Polar printers

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:27 pm
by Magnetbug
Hi everyone,
I am quite new to polar 3D printers, and I was asked to manage a college project which this project is about design of polar 3D printer. I won't get into details of the project but I couldn't find any set of firmware and slicer that are open source.
Please share your knowledge on the subject.
Thnx in advance.

Re: Polar printers

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:33 pm
by Magnetbug
Can someone help on this subject?

Re: Polar printers

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:35 am
by kojote
Good question. I'll twitter about it on Toms account, maybe someone knows something.

Re: Polar printers

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:23 pm
by wjsteele
There are two options. One, Use a post processor to do the Cartesian to Polar conversion. This is how I did it in the Polar3D printers. The 2nd option is to use the R360 fork of Marlin firmware.

Bill

Re: Polar printers

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:51 pm
by wjsteele
Here is the R360 firmware: https://github.com/kory75/Marlin_360

And here is my post processor:
PolarConverter.zip
Polar Converter Source Code in C#
(2.76 KiB) Downloaded 57 times
Bill

Re: Polar printers

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:47 am
by kleingeist
Hi,

I´m currently working on a big polar printer and found klipper to be a good alternative to bypass the limited 8 bit processing or the huge file size of converted code.

Kevin, the lead developer kindly wrote a demo code for polar printers a few weeks ago. There is still much to do but it prints very well already.

I can support you through the setup process of these type of printers if neccessary.

https://github.com/KevinOConnor/klipper ... r-20180823

Re: Polar printers

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:11 pm
by ahmed11
thanks man