ASUS ROG Fan Grill – Monoprice Ultimate (Wanhao D6) – Timelapse and Printing Tips

Here is a timelapse print recorded by OctoPrint running on a Raspi connected to my Monoprice Ultimate 3D printer (basically a Wanhao Duplicator 6).  I’m printing the additional components for the ASUS ROG HERO MAXIMUS IX & X motherboard’s for myself and a friend.  After recently updating the printer with the latest 3.2.1 firmware mod,  soldering the X/Y switch relay bypass wire, and adding custom start/stop GCODE, this thing is really dialed in and printing perfectly.  Read more to see details on the new Gcode!

This GCODE seems to be the best custom code that I have found so far.  I was having issues using the stock GCODE as it wasn’t extruding enough filament before the print to prime the print head and while printing the raft layer it was clogging up the nozzle.  This extrudes quite a bit (yes, uses more filament) but then proceeds to lay down a much better raft layer and adheres to the print bed much better.


;===========
;PASTE EVERYTHING BELOW HERE INTO START GCODE

;Sliced at: {day} {date} {time}
G21 ;metric values
G90 ;absolute positioning
M82 ;set extruder to absolute mode
M107 ;start with the fan off
G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops
G28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops
G1 Z15.0 F{travel_speed} ;move the platform down 15mm
G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length
G1 F140 E30 ;extrude 3mm of feed stock
G1 X20 Y0 F140 E30
G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length again
G1 F{travel_speed}
M117 Printing…

;PASTE EVERYTHING BELOW HERE INTO STOP GCODE

;End GCode
M104 S0 ;extruder heater off
M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)
G91 ;relative positioning
G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure
G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more
G28 X0 Y0
G90
G1 Z160 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way
M84 ;steppers off
G90 ;absolute positioning

;===========


I found this code on a post on the Thingiverse forums here:
 https://www.thingiverse.com/groups/wanhao-duplicator-6/forums/general/topic:17580

He also posted his Cura settings, which I tried and they work great for a better raft layer as well:

 

I also found this page dedicated to Wanhao D6/Monoprice Ultimate mods and tips which has some of the best and most complete information in one place on upgrading this printer that I have found anywhere:

http://www.printer3d.one/en/wanhao-duplicator-6-monoprice-maker-ultimate-tips-improvements/

I have already added the Borosilicate glass plate on my print bed, and after relocating the limit switch and adjusting the limit screw, it works great.  Much better than the stock print bed material that it came with.

Since I mostly print with PLA, I haven’t added a new hot end or enclosure yet, but I might at some point.  However since I’ve got PLA printing so well and I have a bunch of filament stocked up, I doubt I’ll switch anytime soon.

Finally, check out the prints I’ve done for our motherboards.  The files are provided by ASUS on the ROG motherboard page here:

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-MAXIMUS-IX-HERO/3D-Printing/

And here is the outcome:

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