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Mateo's Mod Monday: How the Quinly Kit Helps for Everyday Printing

Mateo's Mod Monday: How the Quinly Kit Helps for Everyday Printing

Today, we’re announcing the winners of our week long print along challenge where we asked you guys to try and print as many cubbies for benches within a week as you can. With three stock printers, printing out 341 pieces for our shelf would have taken a lot of our own time, but thanks to the Quinly upgrade it has been almost completely hands off! We spend a lot of time here at 3DQue talking about the industrial and commercial benefits of automating your printers, but this shelf shows off a lot of the benefit it can have to average 3d printing enthusiasts, because it allows you to print much larger assemblies than you could typically tackle. These benefits extend to all aspects of traditional printing, and help get rid of the more tedious parts of the process, to leave you with an easy, repeatable way to manufacture part after part!

 

Thanks to Quinly, there's always lots of parts waiting for us we we check on the print room.

 

Quinly saves you such large amounts of time on big assemblies because you are able to print each part individually, taking up the whole print bed area, even easier than it would be to batch smaller parts. This essentially ups your productivity to that of a larger printer. Now you can get batch-like efficiency for parts that take up the whole print area. This makes ambitious projects more attainable, while saving interior space.


One of my favourite parts about having Quinly on my printer at home is just how worry free starting a print is. Before upgrading, every print was a commitment to devoting my day to worrying if the part was going to interfere with my day’s schedule. Now, I don’t have to worry because I know that the printer will print everything I need without human interference. So I don’t worry about timing my prints to start at the perfect time, if I need something, I just send it to the printer, and it gets made.

 

 

In doing this printing challenge the benefits of Quinly have come into full display. We were able to make this massive cubby system in our office with hardly any human hours invested. It really unlocks the true potential of desktop 3D printers, as they can truly function as small production plants using technology inspired by industrial manufacturing. We hope you were able to participate in our print challenge this week! Tune into our livestream at 11:00AM PST today where we will announce the winners and show off your submissions!

Mateo's Mod Monday: Quinly For Prusa i3 MK3 and MK3S

Mateo's Mod Monday: Quinly For Prusa i3 MK3 and MK3S

On this week’s livestream we announced Quinly for Prusa i3, a product we’ve been working on for months. Through working with beta testers and refining small details, we’ve been able to make a kit that allows users to get even more prints out of their already hyper capable prusa printers. This upgrade will allow Prusa users, especially print farm operators, great increases in output along with a decrease in human hours to get the same great print results. Unlike Ender 3s, Prusa printers come out of the box with the ability to easily and reliably print nearly all 3D printing materials, so the Quinly kit can be fully optimized for the stock setup. Prusa i3s are made to be ready for large production runs, and Quinly can now extend that to work with even less human hours.


Most of the mods we showcase on mod Monday already come stock on the Prusa, so you can be sure that you’ll have a great automated printing experience right out of the box with Quinly added to it as well. The Prusa i3 mk3 and mk3s both have filament runout sensors, pinda bed levelling probes, and an all metal hotend with direct drive extruder. These are all popular upgrades with the Ender 3 users in our Discord, so it’s very convenient that Prusa includes these features on their stock printer. These upgrades make for a greatly improved overall experience with print looping. For instance, auto bed levelling ensures that the printer has consistent prints every time it loops, and the all metal hotend allows you to make use of the VAAPR bed’s adhesion with advanced materials. 

 

The VAAPR bed adheres directly to the stock spring steel sheet for easy setup.


Prusa uses i3s to manufacture the parts that they then sell as a part of the i3 kit, so the machines are put through thousands of hours of printing without failing. With the Quinly upgrade, you can use that reliability and print 24/7 without having to hire someone to scrape parts off and clean the bed after every print. Quinly and the printer work together to get through all of the grunt work so you can just send your files and end up with a large box of parts at the end of the day. This gives you more time to design, build, and live your life!


The Prusa printer is really what our Quinly system was made for. It’s a reliable workhorse that has just enough features to be useful, without overwhelming the user. This kit is one of the few upgrades that will make a large improvement on the performance you will get out of your printer since the Prusa already comes so well equipped from the factory. The new Quinly for Prusa kit is available for presale now and will include the newest version of our software for free. This means it will have all the advantages talked about in our previous Mod Monday Blog and even more as they are rolled out by our development team. What will you print with your Quinly? Send us pictures of your creations on social media for a chance to be featured in one of our next livestreams!

Mateo's Mod Monday: All New Quinly UI!

Mateo's Mod Monday: All New Quinly UI!

On this week’s stream we went over the exciting updates to the Quinly software that will be coming this summer! The main focus of the new changes is a completely overhauled user interface which takes advantage of the feedback our customers have given us. With these new changes, you can expect the tools you use most to be even easier to access, as well as the ability to see all the important information about your printer’s status at a glance from the main page. These changes also gave us the freedom to add better functionality for file storage and organization. On the livestream, we went through the different tabs of the new UI and showed what a typical workflow would look like for a new user. This involved uploading gcode to the pi, then sending it to the printer, then moving to the main page where you can monitor the printer. We also talked about some of the features we have planned for the future that this UI will allow you to more easily access. This update will bring the Quinly user to the next level so we’re very excited that we can show you what is coming to your products.

 

The new file management page.

 

The first section we went over on the stream was the new file management system. I know, maybe not the most exciting sounding feature, but this can really save you a lot of hassle. How often have you had to search all over your computer for that last sliced file you made? Ther new UI gives the ability to organize files into assemblies and print them in order when you need it. That way, if you have a multi part model, you can be sure that all the parts will be printed in their required quantities whenever you want to get one running. This is also helpful for those of you who use your printer for personal and work purposes, or even share it between different people, as you can have the files separated.

 

The updated queue gives you more control.


The Queue now has its own tab and allows you greater control than before. Now you can change the order of queued items and the currently printing item is distinctly separated from the rest. These kinds of changes are great for if you get a last minute order that is high priority, or realize at the last minute that you didn’t queue enough files to finish the model you are working on.

 

Brand new overview page with webcam view.


Probably the most significant update has been to the brand new overview page. Now, there is a tab where all of the printer’s current statistics are displayed, along with controls to adjust them. The webcam stream is now clearly presented for those of you who have them, and the temperatures are right beside. For more advanced functionality, there are two other tabs in overview that allow you to directly send gcode commands to your printer or change the printer settings within the software.

 

You can expect to see these UI changes in the next month, and we can’t wait to make it public! If you have any other features you’d like for us to include in future versions, reach out to us over email or social media. Happy printing!