Mirror mode? How?

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Bioluminous
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Mirror mode? How?

Post by Bioluminous » Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:29 pm

I thought I read somewhere that the M3-ID is able to print in mirror mode. I have some parts that would work great in this mode but I can't figure out how to access it. It's different than the duplication mode. Does anyone know how to get this working?

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Re: Mirror mode? How?

Post by Gwhite » Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:26 am

That sounds more like a slicer setting than a printer feature.

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Re: Mirror mode? How?

Post by Bioluminous » Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:40 pm

Yes, it would be a slicer setting. Any idea how to do it?

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Re: Mirror mode? How?

Post by airscapes » Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:50 pm

I don't have a duel but you can mirror a part in s3d and I assume use 1 process one for each hot end . Did a quick google, did not read this but probably will help you.
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/arti ... extruders/

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Re: Mirror mode? How?

Post by Bioluminous » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:05 am

No, that mode would not allow for simultaneous printing. I'm looking for the feature that switches the printer into mirror mode. There's a code that switches it to duplication mode so that both extruders print the exact same thing simultaneously with the plate divided in half in the y-axis. The mirror mode does the exact same thing, except it just does opposite moves in the x-axis instead of the same. I just can't find any info on it anywhere. It's just a gcode at the beginning.

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Re: Mirror mode? How?

Post by airscapes » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:38 pm

not sure I understand this but google found this post hear on the forum
viewtopic.php?t=6567

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Re: Mirror mode? How?

Post by ednisley » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:38 pm

Bioluminous wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:05 am
any info on it
At least for the Marlin X2 variant, M322 may do what you want:

https://reprap.org/wiki/Marlin_X2_firmware

Whether it matches the hardware & firmware you have on hand is an entirely different question … [grin]

It's a bit down the page:

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=reprap+mirror+mode

Caveat: I have zero practical knowledge.

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