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Miron Zadora is lending his printer to the hacklab
The printer can be used for printing with PLA or PETG filament, with a 1.75mm diameter.
Other filaments have to be discussed on the mailing list. If you wish to print with ABS then additional ventilation will be required to deal with styrene fumes.
TPU or TPE flexible filaments (such as NinjaFlex) may be used but require use of talcum powder or painters tape on the PEI print surface.
PEI SHEET WILL GET DAMAGED IN CASE YOU PRINT TPU DIRECTLY ON IT!!!
Use of your own filament is only allowed with a previous discussion with other members to prevent usage of low quality or non-suitable filament.
You can use two different slicers with the Prusa.
If you wish to use a different slicer you can ask on the mailing list. But unless you have a very good reason to use a different one it's advised to stick with the listed options.
The Prusa MK3 will automatically calibrate before every print.
Do not use the calibration option on your own without a previous discussion on the mailing list.
Different materials require different Z-offsets. If you change the Z-offset, make sure to change it back to the previous setting.
Printer is using an unmodified version of the the original Prusa MK3 firmware. We have no intention of changing this.
Unless you are experienced with 3D printing it is highly recommended that you ask on the mailing list for help with your first few prints.
If you want some guidance here is a perfect quick start guide from Prusa Research: https://www.prusa3d.com/new-user-mk3/