Prusa Research heeft voor de Original Prusa i3 MK3, MK3S, MK2.5 en MK2.5S nieuwe firmware uitgebracht met 3.7.0 als het versienummer. Wanneer je ook een Multi Material Upgrade 2S, of te wel een MMU2S, bezit komt daar ook nieuwe firmware voor mee met 1.0.5 als het versienummer. De Prusa i3 is één van de meest gekopieerde ontwerpen voor 3d-printers en werd door Jozef Průša ontworpen als onderdeel van het RepRap-project. De lijst met veranderingen voor deze uitgave ziet er als volgt uit:
3.7.0 Firmware for MK3, MK3S, MK2.5 and MK2.5S
Detailed description of changes (compared to 3.7.0-RC1):
3.7.0-RC1 Firmware for MK3, MK3S, MK2.5 and MK2.5S
- 7x7 mesh bed levelling - There was a possibility of X-axis crash on the first mesh bed levelling point (issue #1674). This has been fixed. Improved mesh bed levelling (3.7.0-RC1) uses shorter Z movements to reduce overall calibration time. This in some cases leads to "Enforced Z-leveling" occurrence (issue #1651) triggered by higher variability in measured Z-values, which was probably caused by mechanical resonance. In current FW version, if Z-values variability is too high for certain measured point, there is a short delay and then current point measurement is repeated with longer Z-movements (the same measurement algorithm which was used on FW 3.6.0 and all older versions).
- Duplicate T-code fix - Fixes issue #1660
Detailed description of changes:
- 7x7 mesh bed levelling
- MMU2S fast mode (MK3S + MMU2 only)
- Improved T-code load (printers with MMU2)
- Change filament fix (printers with MMU2)
- Eject filament contains ramming (MMU2 printers)
- The informative message during switching between normal and stealth modes
- Improved behaviour when removing SD card
- Autoload disabled in extruder info (MK3) and sensor info (MK3S) menu
- 7x7 mesh bed levelling: It is now possible to increase mesh bed levelling XY resolution by activating measuring 49 points in 7x7 mesh. This can be done in the menu "Settings -> Mesh bed levelling". There is also a possibility to change the number of measurements for each point from 1 (fast, but less accurate) to 5 (most accurate) and also turn on/off magnet compensation. PINDA probe Z-coordinate measurement can be influenced by heatbed magnet proximity (by approximately 80 um) and thus distort mesh bed levelling calibration. If magnet compensation is off, all 49 points are measured and used for mesh bed levelling correction. If magnet compensation is on, for chosen points (which may be affected by magnets) are counted from surrounding points. Also, the mesh bed levelling Z-measurement algorithm was slightly modified to make the whole process faster. No G-code modification is needed. Standard G80 G-code will behave according to settings which were set in "Settings -> Mesh bed levelling" menu. It is also possible to use G80 Nx Ry G-code, where x is a number of mesh bed levelling points in one axis (3 or 7 are valid values) and y is number of Z-measurements for each point (which are then averaged). Settings done directly in G-code has higher priority then settings which are set in the menu. I would like to thank all who were working on this feature and helped to implement it to our Prusa FW, especially @stahlfabrik, @mionut and @3d-gussner.
- MMU2S fast mode: On MK3S printers with MMU2 connected it is possible to switch MMU between fast and stealth mode. Fast mode can save about 5 seconds per filament change, which can speed up especially long prints with frequent filament changes. MMU fast mode should be considered experimental feature for now. For highest reliability we currently recommend MMU stealth mode. Switching between MMU modes can be done in the menu "Settings -> MMU mode". With MK2.5S MMU runs always in stealth mode.
- Improved T-code load: Load sequence was slightly modified to reduce missing layer error count.
- Change filament fix: When changing filament (M600 G-code, menu "Tune-> Change filament" or filament runout) on printers with MMU2 connected, there is a possibility to re-do filament unload and load by choosing "Filament not loaded". This, however, didn't work properly in some scenarios and filament could remain stuck between extruder Bondtech pulley and nozzle. This has been fixed.
- Improved behaviour when removing the SD card: When SD card is inserted SD card menu is automatically shown. When SD card is removed menu which was active when the SD card was inserted is restored.
- Autoload disabled in extruder info (MK3) and sensor info (MK3S) menu: These menus serve for checking if the filament sensor works properly. The filament can be now inserted (without triggering load function) to check if sensor state changes.