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  1. 5 points
  2. 5 points
    As I can't remember what the settings are called, I normally do show all settings and just accept that I have to scroll up and down a lot.
  3. 4 points
    Hello everyone and Merry Xmas!! What better way to incorporate parametric design learning/teaching and Christmas holiday spirits than some candy cane scripting. Sure it can be done by hand as well but the best way to get a grip on your parametric skills is to use it also for more seasonal holiday spirit and instant satisfaction reward. I have been using 3D printing just before the holidays at work to simulate and engage my colleagues to learn basic parametric design and get a grip on Grasshopper. Here are the results hanging in the little tree. I think it was a very fruitful workshop and I was quite surprised with the results. As an Xmas special freeby for the community I have attached the parametric candy canes I made for this workshop and there are 7 of them. For those of you who want the script and want to see more in detail how this was done you can follow this link https://www.dineadesign.com/2018/12/24/xmas-candy-canes/ -- however here I would keep it more 3D printing related. So to start, import the candy cane you want to print and then select the model and create Ctrl+M to multiply --- make one copy 🙂 Next what you want to do is rotate the Y axis 180 degrees. Select both models and move the models on the Z axis by Z total height /2 in this case = -8 mm Now just print and super glue together and you have yourself a fast printed curly candy cane for your tree. How would you print this? Let me know! CANDY6.stl CANDY1.stl CANDY2.stl CANDY3.stl CANDY4.stl CANDY5.stl CANDY6.stl
  4. 3 points
    My setup of the S5, i found a very nice cabinet with wheels, Ikea https://www.ikea.com/be/nl/producten/opbergmeubelen/ladeblokken-bureauopbergers/bekant-opbergmeubel-op-wielen-draadwerk-wit-spr-09282547/ Suits me very well, easy acces because you can turn the cabinet to acces the back of the printer, and the right height (deskheight is to low, this is 1mtr, ideal!!) At the backside, i have the "normal" spool attachement, and also a drybox for the moisture sensitive filament. At this moment i am using the last of a roll breakaway, and a roll of Polymax Pla (=tough pla) .
  5. 3 points
    My S5 works perfect and i have yet to have any prints fail and i'm up to 70days of running hours on the hot end, problem is due to end user not using supported software. My only problem is with the lack of aluminum build plate but that don't stop it from being a great printer that can just keep printing over and over none stop.
  6. 3 points
    I live in a very humidy city, Rio de Janeiro, and I had a cheap humidity meter that had very low tolerance, about + or - 8% but it broked, realy bad quality one. Nowadays I use another one, still cheap compared to the professional ones but the values are much closer to the official mesurement made by climatic organ in my city, they mesure in my neighbohood so it’s a good source to compare. I believe it have + or - 3% accurancy but it just work to me to know when to dry my silica gel and maintain the humidy of the filament. During these years I learned that silica gel only dryes the outter area of the filament, inside still humity and the only way to eliminate it is heating (IMPORTANT: below the glass temperature of the filament to don’t destroy your filament properties) and with air circulation spining around the roll or filament peace. For this one the best choice should be a PrintDry (https://www.printdry.com/) and they pointed in their website how it works: view photos or check full info in this link https://www.printdry.com/science And the last photo attached is a information about hygroscopic materials, it’s missing TPU information that I believe it’s very hygroscopic but not as much as Nylor or PVA. I’m seeing some guys using food dehydrator to dry filamets, that’s should be a cheaper choice but need some ajustments to fit the rolls as showned in this recently 3DMN video: I hope those informations helps anyone!
  7. 3 points
    Well stated .... To be clear...... I remain “very” troubled by Ultimaker’s cavalier presentation after being told by Ultimaker “prior” to the Ultimaker S5 purchase how “significant” the aluminum build plate was as well as how much time had been put into the development of it. Prior to purchasing the Ultimaker S5 I asked Ultimaker if retrofiting one for the Ultimaker 3 was being considered and I was quickly told that it would remain an Ultimaker S5 exclusive sharing that the associated development cost for the aluminum build plate was high and spanned a multi year development period of time. I was also told that the build plate heating system on the Ultimaker S5 was specifically designed to work with both the glass and aluminum built plates as evidenced within the menu options and the operation manual. This was one of the unique features incorporated into Ultimaker’s most expensive printer as well as, their initial business class printer offering. I was assured that releasing the Ultimaker S5 was a very methodical process because it was thoroughly tested over a couple years. Additionally, that the Ultimaker S5 was Ultimaker’s first printer with future expandability designed into it. in any case.......... Thank you for your comments.
  8. 3 points
    Another feedback is to have the list of Print settings (windows/drop down) flexible so you can enlarge it. A expend all settings button as well.
  9. 3 points
    Hi guys! Since it's almost Christmas, I thought it'd be a nice idea to do a quick Christmas Tree Topper. I have yet to remove all pva and paint my own print, but I'd also like to see you guys print and decorate it. Who's in? 🙂 Christmas Tree Topper.STL
  10. 2 points
    I just want to share the outcome of several ordered, returned and tested boxes for single filament spools. For the storage of more sensitive materials I looked for a single box solution, because the bigger boxes need to much space in my "maker space". After searching the web & forums I only found one Lock Lock box which should fit a spool. I ordered it, and yes it fits a spool, but its a little bit too big. So I tried other types and finally found a good box which fits perfectly a 750g spool. These two boxes are working: Lock & Lock HSM952 (fits perfectly) ~ € 11.- Lock & Lock HSM947 (a little bit too big, but if you have thicker spools, or want to put an additional 350g spool to a 750g its also ok) ~ € 12.50 Not cheap, but I decided to store only the sensitive ones in the boxes, so it is ok for me. Normal PLA is in a cupboard with some bigger (1kg) silica packs and should be more than enough. In each single boxes I put 2 10g silica packs. So just as information if someone is looking for a suitable box for a single spool of filament.
  11. 2 points
    This is a Tractrix horn that I constructed with Fusion 360 (imported calculated data) and printed with Cura on my UM3. At the back side of the horn a tweeter is going to be mounted and the whole stuff will become part of a stereo audio system (I made two of them for a friend of mine who is an audio fanatic). Material: Ice PLA, colour "Glamorous Gold", printed with 0.8 nozzle and some PVA support.
  12. 2 points
    It looks like the answer is yes to both, but you can get the plugin you need from the creator here:
  13. 2 points
    If I would be so disappointed about a company or a printer, I would sell it again and look for a company, brand, printer which fits all my needs I have regarding support, software, calibration and so on. It makes no sense, in my opinion, to work with a printer which is so annoying. Thousands of customers are happy with the S5 and achieve amazing results out of the box with it, but expectations can be different and maybe the printer is not for everyone. Just my 2 cents...
  14. 2 points
    Does that means that ONLY who complains gets something better than a glass? I really think UM should do better and release a proper release note instead of hiding this on the forum.
  15. 2 points
    @SandervG, you have a tough job some days. I think it is great to show transparency that the attempt to create this feature simply did not go as expected. I think it is also appropriate to thank those who have purchased the S5. In terms of understanding, it is a two way street. The users of the S5 are, from what I can tell, able to understand the technical challenge. The other side, for UM leadership to truly appreciate what this change means to the user base, seems to still be a work in progress. At least I hope it is still in progress. A second glass plate might have been an appropriate goodwill offering for the delayed aluminum plate, at least for the early adopters who have been waiting the longest. Holding the price constant going forward and substituting with a second glass plate? Well, that gets complicated. Considering that the S5 was aimed at professional users, I presume that, as in my case, there would have been a cost/benefit analysis behind nearly every purchase of this unit. Why an S5 and not a UM3 or UM3 extended for thousands less? We still see that discussion as active this week. I can't speak for anyone else. My own decision for the S5 was very much a 'wait and see' cycle. Honestly, what I was waiting for was whether the aluminum plate offered damage-free printing of certain materials that tend to chip my glass, or better adhesion of some of the exotics that the S5 also supported. I had not yet made a case for the extra build volume. It really came down to that plate. So, in my case, the $3300 (CDN) premium of the S5 over the UM3 ($2200 over the UM3X) just does not add up. And believe me, I wanted it to. I imagine you guys will still sell many S5's, one more sale here or there will not affect the bottom line. I fully get the frustration the technical team must be feeling and you are sandwiched as the messenger. Still, to me, it feels like the marketers still want a price premium without offering the level of premium content any more. I wonder what that means for the future. I'll leave it there: again, I know this is not an outcome Ultimaker desired and I have no sense that this is anything other than an honest effort that ended in frustration. The discussion is really, how best to move forward. I know you are listening and I hope you're supported as you pass the feedback up the line. All the best John
  16. 2 points
    Yes, we totally agree. However, we rather go this route than release a product which won't bring you a positive user experience.
  17. 2 points
    I think that is what most of the people do. This is my suggestion for the new interface.
  18. 2 points
    We tried aligning it to the right. It looks horrible 😞 As for adding extra space; I personally don't show all settings. I know most of them, so i just search for it. I think most other devs also do this, which is probably why it didn't really come up earlier. But feedback like that is why we're doing 2 beta's this time around. So we're checking out some options now. Stay tuned!
  19. 2 points
    Creative, funny winter snowman crafts for kids, including one boy and one girl, the total hours is about 7, made with quality RepRapper PLA 3D printing filament. Settings: Printer: Anet E10 Rafts: No Supports: No Resolution: 0.2 Infill: 20% Filament: RepRapper PLA Red snowboy-01.stl snowgirl-03.stl
  20. 2 points
    Bonjour l'utilisation de la dremel est un peu violente, sauf s'il s'agit d'enlever avec une petite fraise des morceaux de supports récalcitrants. A noter que dremel fait des modèles branchés sur secteur et des modèles à batterie rechargeable. Les modèles à batterie tournent à une vitesse maximale environ 4 fois plus faible que les modèles sur secteur. Pour le plastique, il vaut mieux tourner un peu moins vite donc j'aurais tendance à préférer la version sur batterie. En finition, il y a des outils sur le marché qui sont effectivement des fers à souder avec des embouts adaptés à couper, percer, lisser... Il y a des versions pas chères sur hobbyking.com, ou alors beaucoup plus cher chez retouch 3D (pas certain que cela vaille la différence de prix). Enfin, le cutter genre X-Acto avec une lame de forme adaptée reste un outil indispensable à mon avis.
  21. 2 points
    I usually make from scratch and design, but just liked the idea of a static model.
  22. 2 points
    Hello everyone, I have been away for a while being busy with well, work. However, I never had a chance to brag and show some of my work both from work and personal portfolio. Some from the work portfolio is done by myself, some together or exclusively by interns. In case I have not been clear before, I work as an architect for Sweco Architects at the mother ship in Stockholm Sweden. One of my daily tasks for the past two years was to handle the in-house fablab. So here are some photos of the works we have left around in the office - the really cool models always end up with the client (but what is new?) A little preview from work: Personal Portfolio - I use a lot of parametric design and 3D printing to exercise and build up my own skills in my free time - and also to be able to share with the community developments, therefore not implying a client and or her/his secrecy restrictions. Prints from the community such as ultimaker ad thinginverse:
  23. 1 point
    Oh, Hi Sander! I've been on an emotional roller coaster in the process of inventing lots of stuff. Some of it is 3D printer related. 50 inventions in the past two years, but I hardly recall them. Also I've been using my UM2+ all the time! Lately my efforts have focused on completing old projects and I'd like to create some kind of business supplying others with tools and/or supplies. How have you been?
  24. 1 point
    You can check the json-files for formal errors on (e.g.) https://jsonlint.com/ ...and the reasons why Cura refuses the configuration are usually logged in "cura.log" in the configuration folder (in Cura: "Help" -> "Show Configuration Folder") Good luck!
  25. 1 point
    Hallo Nostra, zit je wel in de layer view in Cura en niet in Solid view?
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