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IdeaMaker Profile for Sapphire Plus – PLA / PETG / TPU

IdeaMaker is a slicer made by Raise3D which is a great alternative for the popular Simplify3D
In this article, I will share my IdeaMaker profile for Sapphire Plus made for PLA, PETG and TPU.
These profiles are tuned to deliver a good balance between speed and print quality, and worked really well for me.

IdeaMaker profile for Sapphire Plus

The IdeaMaker profile for Sapphire Plus is tuned to work well with a Direct Drive configuration and a V6 hotend. (you can read more about the setup I used in the Sapphire Plus review)
If you are planning to use the same profiles on your stock Sapphire Plus, retraction needs to be tuned for a bowden setup. You can start with a 4.5 mm retraction value and work your way from there.

The PLA profile can be used out of the box with this material. Nozzle temperature is set to 205C and bed temperature is set to 50C.
Fan speed is set to 0 for the first layer, 50% for the second layer and 100% starting from the 3rd layer. This is done in order to minimize issues with adhesion.

For the PETG profile, nozzle temperature is set to 230C, bed temperature is set to 70C.
Fan speed is set to 0 for the first layer, 10% for the second layer and 30% starting from the 3rd layer. This is done in order to minimize issues with adhesion.

The TPU profile is set up with 215C for the hotend and 50C for the heatbed.
Fan speed is set to 0 for the first layer, 10% for the second layer and 30% starting from the 3rd layer. This is done in order to minimize issues with adhesion.

You can download the IdeaMaker profile for Sapphire Plus from the links below:

Sapphire Plus – IdeaMaker PLA profile – 3DPrintBeginner
Sapphire Plus – IdeaMaker PETG profile – 3DPrintBeginner
Sapphire Plus – IdeaMaker TPU profile – 3DPrintBeginner

How to install the IdeaMaker profile for Sapphire Plus

In order to install the IdeaMaker profile for Sapphire Plus, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install the IdeaMaker slicer from Raise3D website, then select the appropriate version according to your operating system.
    Download IdeaMaker slicer
  2. Open IdeaMaker and cancel the Configuration Wizzard
    Cancel the Configuration Wizzard
  3. Click on the “Play” button on the left side, then click on More and finally Import.
    Import IdeaMaker Profile
  4. Select the Sapphire profile – 3DPrintBeginner.bin file previously downloaded.
    Import IdeaMaker profile for your printer
  5. In the Import Slicing Template screen, make sure you check the buttons like in the screenshot below then click OK.
    IdeaMaker Profile Import
  6. If you followed the steps, now your IdeaMaker profile for Sapphire Plus should be loaded and you can slice your first model.
    IdeaMaker Sapphire Plus Profile successfully imported

Print Quality with the IdeaMaker profiles

Below, I attached a few test prints done with the IdeaMaker profile for Sapphire Plus.

Lord Nibbler

I printed Lord Nibbler from Cults to test the PLA profile. I used Devil Design Galaxy Black PLA profile at 0.12mm layer height

Zoidberg

Zoidberg from Cults was printed with the Devil Design PETG profile at 0.2mm layer height. Rest of the settings are kept to default. The photos don’t do this print enough justice. PETG is shiny and it’s hard to capture it properly.

Wrapping Up

I put a lot of work in this, so I hope these IdeaMaker profiles will work well for you. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.
If you are wondering how much work does it take to tune a profile for a printer, then check the picture below. Other printers will benefit from the same treatment in the following weeks.

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Andy P
Andy P
1 year ago

Thank you so much for putting out these profiles! I’m testing out the PLA profile and it’s working like a charm. Now to wait for the Marlin firmware support. :^)

dd24
dd24
6 months ago
Reply to  Andy P

I’m about to upgrade mine with dragon 2.0 hotend from trianglelabs.

Do you think that I should decrease the head temperature and change something else… ?

Louis Blom
Louis Blom
1 year ago

profile also works for the ender 5 and tronxy x5sa the prints are great

Emiliyan Tanev
Emiliyan Tanev
1 year ago

I did a few tweaks for bowden e3d as I am waiting for 2m stepper cables.
– Retraction Speed 25 (same as default cura file from Two Trees)
– Retraction Amount 6.7-9 (I use 6.7 as use 1.9mm PTFE, but Two Trees have it as 9)
– Uncheck the “Enable Retraction at Top and Bottom Layers)

Did you intentially put 425steps for the extruder? The default for BMG is 415.

Emiliyan Tanev
Emiliyan Tanev
1 year ago

You saved me from self-destruction. As you probably noticed from other posts, I am completely new to the 3d printing. I found a cura profile on the internet for Sapphire Pro and then changed the bed size. I hit so many problems. It is unbelievable and I thought the there is something wrong with the printer as the nozel was hitting the support walls after 15-20 mins and at some point was knocking off the item. With this profile, 1.5 hours into the print, everything seem to be ok :).

Do you think I can print PETG with the stock? I want to print a PETG mount for the E3D hotend clone.

sholphin
sholphin
1 year ago

Wow…..thanks !
and keep up the good work ……especially on the sapphire plus 😉
This profile is for the stock bowden machine or after a direct drive mod ?