Home3D Printing Blog | DIYCubex Hack Cubex Hack pas3d September 13, 2017 3D Printing Blog | DIY 12 Comments Printing from exterior filament spool. Tweet Pin It Related Posts MakerFront RepRap Prusa i3 DIY 3D Printer Process Making ORNL 3D-printed Car Shelby Cobra for Detroit Auto Show 2015 NAIAS Reprap Prusa elements print About The Author pas3d Latest Comments art ch September 13, 2017 hi its any way we can chat more about thisi just need to know how about the blue thing holding the chip and how you made it? if you printed what is the size or maybe i can get some good ideas from you Alyssa Darnell September 13, 2017 This is great! I have also permanently secured the chip to the printer. I also split open the original cartridge and am using half of it as my spool so it turns more easily. Love the idea of loading from the top, since snaking the filament through can sometimes be a biotch. Frederic Pool September 13, 2017 Thank you Tanatorn Anuntarungsun and others who went on and on about how KISSlicer could help a guy like me overcome the extortion of the CubeX company. I am now running my printer completely free of their shackles, using KISSlicer and CubeIt! So happy! It was not easy, reading all the forum discussions and watching videos. What a learning curve, but after about 2-3 days I got it working. Now I can print and only scorn some of the crappy quality my printer spits out. I think the KISSlicer might also be the key to learning how to make adjustments to improve the quality of my prints, and that is my next phase. If anyone has any tips, I'm all ears. One of my current headaches is that many of my print jobs start peeling up on the corners. Frederic Pool September 13, 2017 Sure was fun to spend thousands of dollars just to figure out how much the CubeX Duo sucks. The company doesn't care…they got their money and ran. Tanatorn Anuntarungsun September 13, 2017 honestly if you just use kisslicer, you wont even need that chip =) Gary Muir September 13, 2017 We have Heated Print beds for the CubeX, CubePro, 3D Touch and BFB series printers.GRMProducts.com Lee Hance September 13, 2017 This is great, but I have a Cube EkoCycle 3d Printer. Just as here, the cartridges cost about $50.00 apiece. We can buy a 2kg spool for about $25.00. I have figured how to get the filament to go thru the original cartridge, but now that the chip says that there is no more filament according to the chip, it won't print any more from the cartridge side. Can anyone help with a hack for this type of printer? Roberto Hubner September 13, 2017 Yeah! The solution shown on this video is only to avoid "filament flow error" due to the filament gets tangled inside the cartridge. When the chip says that the material is over, the printers does NOT accept files to print anymore.I FOUND A WAY TO PRINT WITHOUT CARTRIDGE.It works if the printer´s firmware is 1.07 or below (I don´t know about Cube Pro) and uses KISSLICER with CubeIt (both free) softwares combined.The results, it means the parts printed, comes out much better than using original Cubex software. zeretube September 13, 2017 Hello John will this hack work in the newer version of Cube?Is the Cube receiving info of thecartridge chip that it is totally full, and it will never change to empty? saladbrain September 13, 2017 How did the hack pan out? We have a CubePro and I want to do the same and replace the ludicrously expensive cartridges with spools instead, and fool the printer into thinking it has full cartridges. Any advice? Do you know what sort of chip is inside the cartridges and how to reset them? mrsdizi1234 September 13, 2017 great video, however doesn't the cube x still know how much material you have used whether you have a external spool? I have experienced it with other hacks and know my cube x says empty. but it is actually full cause I haven't used it I am using bulk. It keeps track of the grams used, I think. Then I place my original cartridge in and it does not register still shows empty, any help will be appreciated thanks. Dave Raphael September 13, 2017 Nice!!!