So lately I have been experimenting with printing on top of a second hand raft, this means when I print multiple objects I can save 2 files, one with raft enabled, and then a second without raft or brim but configuring a z height to print onto the old raft.
This does pose a problem which it is very difficult to accurately measure the height of the raft, and Z suite doesn’t provide any details to what raft height is from platform once its completed that stage.
What would be extremely helpful is nozzle distance from platform built into the ‘Preview’ page within the ‘Report’ on the right hand side. This would allow the user to accurately plan printing onto a second hand raft without the object becoming stuck to the raft due to incorrect distance from it. Of course there are options to configure the raft but the raft layer heights are not the same at the printing layer height.
Printing onto an old raft is really beneficial in that you save material and time on the print (2 hours if the whole print bed is used) while also maintaining good adhesion.
Please note that anyone attempting this idea for themselves will need to keep the central platform contact free from material in order for the printer to calibrate z axis before it starts printing.