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  1. Hello, Let's conclude this discussion. Ultimaker Cura is tailored for Ultimaker 3D printers and open to third party printers. We create the platform and keep that door open, but we are not responsible for profiles of other printers, for reasons mentioned above. Not every update requires a modification to a profile, but new features can in theory impact elements of a printer profile. That is why we lean so heavy on testing during the beta test. You can help identify existing bugs and improve the experience for yourself and your peers. In the meantime, we are happy that
    7 points
  2. Toxic blame has never fixed a single issue. Not with printers, cars, or anything else. Is the software perfect? No. Is it frustrating at times? Yes. When was the last time I did something perfect, myself? Hmmm. Let's maybe cut each other a bit more slack and let the water flow off our collective backs a little. For those who celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend (as we do in Canada), then I hope there is something that inspires thanks in your life. I'm lucky to have a long list and for the record, this community that has helped me get prints right, recov
    6 points
  3. Indeed they didn't, because they don't release software at all. The cura installer is actually the only bit where a profile can get deleted, apart from a manual deletion from the interface. Cura will only ever delete a profile if you explicitly told it to do so. I don't have a low regard for third party printer users. Far from it. But we simply have far too much work on our plate as is. Cura is being developed by a relatively small team and being used by hundreds of thousands of users, using hundreds of different configurations. The only way how we could do something
    6 points
  4. We have the highest regard and appreciation for the community contributions, and we express this regularly. On the splash screen and almost every blog covering a Cura release. Regarding third party products, we do rely on either the users of a third party printer or the manufacturer to provide us with the machine settings and testing during the Beta period. We don't own or have the capacity to test, create or update all those third party profiles when we're working on a new version. We receive a profile, we check if it technically is correct and we add it. A new versi
    5 points
  5. Hi all, Today we've released another patch upgrade for the S-line printers - you can now download firmware 5.8.2. In this release we have introduced a loading error wizard for the Pro Bundle which catches errors whereby loading would have failed. The wizard provides the user with a chance to recover from this error. Read more about this wizard here : ultimaker.com/loadingwizard Furthermore, improvements to the NFC reading mean that the Pro Bundle should more often correctly read the filament type and material left. Release notes: Introduced load
    4 points
  6. I'm going to answer my own question about the NFC improvements and the Material Station. Prior to 5.8.2, getting the Material Station to read NFC codes was a real pain. It could take 8-10 tries to get it to work and it seldom worked the first time. I did a lot of loading and unloading with some filaments that were in the 8-10-try category this evening to test the improvements, and even added a filament the station hadn't seen before. Everything worked the first time.
    4 points
  7. Hi all, We've released a new patch upgrade to firmware 5.8.0 today. All Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker S3's will be able to upgrade, but the main added value is for the S5-Pro Bundle. You can read the full release notes here. Notably though, I would like to highlight the following: Unload button on screen. With firmware 5.8.0, a new feature was introduced whereby after a print filament was parked above the printhead, before subsequently retracting to the Material Station. This occurred on a timer. We have now added an unload material functionality on the display of th
    3 points
  8. Firstly, it is not trivial, because we are dealing with a security model that touches the physical and digital domains. For example adding a password to prevent stopping a print job via the local web UI does not add much value, because anyone could walk up to the printer and do it via the display as well. As a result, you'd also have to deal with authentication on the printer itself, which is much harder due to limited input possibilities (no one really wants to enter a full password on such a small screen). The embedded team is working on some options, but there not just not there yet.
    3 points
  9. The model is overlapping with the prime tower, so... switch the prime tower off (if you don't need it), or move the model (or the prime tower) to a different position.
    3 points
  10. I wanted to answer each point but I'm going to make my answer much simpler, whatever. Unlike you (and Creatily), I paid to use CURA by deliberately choosing to invest in Ultimaker printers. Why did I do this? Machine and slicer working perfectly together, which allows me to run x hours of prints in a row without asking myself any questions: it works, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.... even if my machines use different firmware. And I didn't have to modify my printers to print my first object. Worse, I paid and contribu
    3 points
  11. Just because it's common / basic, doesn't mean it's easy to support it. The firmware (and hardware design) of the Ender is fundamentally different from the Ultimaker. The reason why the machine is so cheap is because they provide no software and no support. We get a lot of very upset people when we say that we don't want to fix those mistakes. I still don't understand why people get upset with us and not with Creality... We do test the changes that we make with Ultimakers. Quite a lot really, but that doesn't guarantee that those same changes (with different values) work with an En
    3 points
  12. @gandy I came across your example scripts for creating and writing spools while trying to write my own tags for some 3rd party spools. I just wanted to say the scripts worked really well! (I ended up getting the ACR122U-A9 as you were using) I combined your 2 scripts together, and then wrote some extra modules and a qt interface on top so I could easily create new spools as needed or check on my existing spools. I also added a lookup function to determine the material from the guid by reading all the material xml files in both the user and system cura material directories.
    3 points
  13. Hi everybody, I write this post to help with a possible solution. I inccured in this problem this morning and the cause is my HP docking station. I discovered that when I use it my computer is using the docking station graphic card. It isn't OpenGL compliant so Cure can't start. Connecting my monitor to the computer, Cura start without problems. I hope this can help someone. Cheers!
    2 points
  14. While this may early, perhaps it is early enough to implement. Having just completely stripped, cleaned and reassembled a UM3X, I realise that, with parts, this printer can be renewed to essentially brand new condition indefinitely. The challenge OEMs face on legacy items is often how to produce parts cost effectively going forward. OEM's processes are often geared to large production runs and the lines don't pay below a certain volume, so get repurposed to putput the current products. A lesson I learned from my (now retired) job was that parts that became impractical
    2 points
  15. Z steps/mm Z Axis binding The screws holding the Z axis rod into the coupler and onto the stepper motor shaft are loose (popular problem).
    2 points
  16. Imagine that you build your own 3D printer from scratch and you want to use CURA: you will create the profile yourself, right? If a beta of CURA is announced, you'll check that the update has no impact on your printer, right? If you realize that it doesn't work, you will ask the question on github and you will correct accordingly, right ? But that's you, not Creality. Don't dream Creality does not invest in anything else than its printers. No exchange with the Open Source world that they use however... they just don't care
    2 points
  17. Just finished my DXU mod (of course with some modifications 😉) and thought you might appreciate some photos of it:
    2 points
  18. Both is possible and only if oyu want. So when your Cura only shows "print via cloud" then Cura cannot find the printer in your network. The easiest solution is to go to the printer settings page in Cura, select your printer and click on the connect button. Normally your printer appears in the list, select it and click connect. The reason is that for some reasons, Cura has lost the connection and was not able to reestablish it automatically. A Cura restart could also help. If you don't want to use the cloud features, then you can remove your printer from the cloud. So it is op
    2 points
  19. Hi, There currently is no such feature indeed, as @Dim3nsioneer mentioned. I'll forward it to the product owner of Digital Factory to see if there's something that can be placed on the roadmap. Chris
    2 points
  20. Do you have any network drives configured on your machine? We've recently had someone else report an issue where having the X: drive unreachable would result in a very long boot time.
    2 points
  21. Hi fodskammel, You can find those washers at RS Components AS in Denmark. Here's three variants of Stainless Steel. Good luck. Hilsen Torgeir
    2 points
  22. Well if you want to pay for Cura, feel free to sponsor my work on it as a 3rd party contributor to the project: https://github.com/sponsors/fieldOfView/
    2 points
  23. Guys, if you just post a message that slicing is not working, what do you think who is able to help you. So, if you expect help from the community, write a new good post, explaining what is exactly not working, what you already have tried and if needed post some screenshots. Otherwise nobody is able to help. And @bivai it also doesn't help if you post in several threads, that you have a problem without explaining, so please stop that and open a new thread which explains your problem.
    2 points
  24. The latest version of S3D (4.1) as support for the S5 built in, but like @Smithy says it’s a little bit on the basic side next to using Cura and will only support the printer itself and that’s why I moved to Cura, only keep SSD for my flashforge printers as no working profiles for Cura. If you need a profile for older version of S3D, try this. This is working profiles for AA/AA cores and AA/BB cores. 0.4mm btw Download the attached file and unzip. Open Simplify3D, go to File > Import FFF Profile, and navigate to the saved profile. This will import the s
    2 points
  25. The newer firmware works with weak spring and with stiff spring. Replacing the spring is not necessary, but feel free to do so. The behavior you describe is of course not how it should be. You may want to reach out to your reseller, they will be able to help you. How is your bed positioned? I always make sure the bottom of the glass plate is slightly (0.5mm or so) higher than the top of the alu at the front. The screw on the back must be adjusted so that the bed is parallel to the gantry (I do that by manually raising the bed, and then manually move the printhead from front to back
    2 points
  26. That fixed it. It is now printing, and well too 🙂 🙂 🙂
    2 points
  27. Your start gcode does not include any commands to heat up your extruder or your bed. Cura sees this, and tries to help you by adding a heatup sequence before your start gcode. This is handy, but not flexible. Here's a sequence that first heats up the bed and hotend, but uses the "standby temperature" that is low enough that no oozing will happen. Then it does the leveling, before heating the hotend all the way up in time for priming. ``` M201 X500.00 Y500.00 Z100.00 E5000.00 ;Setup machine max acceleration M203 X500.00 Y500.00 Z10.00 E50.00 ;Setup machine max feedrate M204 P500.0
    2 points
  28. Only defining a new material is not sufficient in most cases. That's what @nallath tries to explain all the time... Here is the reason: - the machine definition is (probably) configured to use materials and quality profiles (in combination) - quality profiles are made for a specific machine, a specific material and a specific variant (nozzle size e.g.) - adding a new material is only the first step - you have to create proper quality profiles for all combinations as well (only the material is not sufficient) - once the quality profiles are in place -
    1 point
  29. For me it is really annoying. I was aware that I have to handle two sizes but I thought ok, should be no problem. But then I wanted to print something in a specific color and found out that I only have this color in the other size. And this happened not only once. But to buy every filament in both sizes also makes no sense for me. On the other hand, if you have dedicated use cases for the printers, then it should be no problem.
    1 point
  30. In case you want to stick with "UltiGCode": https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360013127919
    1 point
  31. Ok, I got this totally torn apart and rebuilt. I replaced pretty much all the mechanical parts besides the x and y motors. Attached you’ll see the old top panel laying over the new one , lined up at one corner. The assembly instructions called for using acetone for prepping the clad surface for the led strip, so I used it everywhere but the side panels. For those I used soap and water. I’m pretty impressed with these test prints. The 20 mm cube is only off 0.02 mm in x and y over and the z 0.1mm over. Not bad for my first 3d printing experience!
    1 point
  32. Not much to go on there Bivai. A screen shot would be nice. A picture is still worth a thousand words.
    1 point
  33. G0 F300 X150.07 Y116.084 Z6.2 Correct. Z is the axis you need to look at. The value is in mm. Regarding the layer count calculated, the count starts with layer 0 not with 1. 🙂
    1 point
  34. I know. 😬 I am glad that is all it was and I will always check all of my connections in the future when I have a weird problem.
    1 point
  35. When I load it I get "Not watertight" and it's made up of 4 meshes. Try looking at it in X-Ray view. I don't think it exported correctly from SketchUp.
    1 point
  36. Yes, I do it similarly: I push in the tube, then while I keep pushing on the tube, I lift the ring of the collet, and slide the horseshoe clip onto it. So it sits all the way down without any play. Never had tubes coming off. To make this easier, I made a custom horseshoe clip, so it doesn't keep falling when I try to handle it: It is old but still on my page (and then scroll down): https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/personeel/geert-keteleer/manuals/
    1 point
  37. Do you have a serious question about something or was it just a frustration rant? If there was a hidden question then please be a little bit more specific that we are able to help.
    1 point
  38. Have you visually inspected the white collets that you stick the bowden tube into? It should have 4 small metal blades that pierce into the bowden tube and hold it in its place. It is possible that perhaps yours are bent, or perhaps not all 4 are present? I would get in touch with a local reseller and see if you can purchase a few of those white collets.
    1 point
  39. Same issue here. Doesn't even come close to touching when using Core 2. Then it touches off on Core 1 and throws the error. Anyone find any sure ways to correct this?
    1 point
  40. Yes it is the same on the Mac, just drop it into Cura.
    1 point
  41. Hi @Xpect, thank you for your message. Have you tried not aborting the print manually and see what happens? If I understand your description correctly it sounds like it is priming the print head, which can indeed take a couple of minutes and your print should start by itself with just a little bit more patience. The few strings of filament you should be able to easily clean up from the bottom of your build chamber at the end of your print.
    1 point
  42. Hello, since you have a reply here I have removed your other post. Please don't post the same message in different locations. To answer your question, 3D printing has existed for a very long time already, owned by Stratasys and 3D systems with high end machines for B2B. When their patents expired a huge stream of open source 3D printers rose (as us) and in the first couple of years this new trend was really focussed on B2C. Some printers still are (look at Creality, Prusa, etc). When we grew and matured we recognized a better fit with our brand and what we had to offer in the B2B
    1 point
  43. As far as I know, there is not official spare part, but on Thingiverse you can find two versions: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2742644 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2970562
    1 point
  44. How many steps/mm do you have for the Z axis? How far is it moving the Z axis from first to second layer? What level of substepping do you have? What is the feedrate (F command) when it moves the Z axis? (maybe paste here the exact gcode that has the Z position and the nearest F command before that and everything between).
    1 point
  45. Please report such issues on the GitHub site of Cura. https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues
    1 point
  46. In the Export Dialog Box choose "Keep Settings Unchanged" from the drop down list. The settings that will be used on your model are then those you have established under Custom in SolidWorks. For instance, here are mine: Hope this helps.
    1 point
  47. Ok. Problème d'interdiffusion lié à la rétraction, je m'explique. La pièce à cassé au niveau d'une couche et c'est la première couche ou tu as de la rétraction sur ton objet car les pales ne sont pas contiguës. Si tu as trop de rétraction, il n'y a pas assez de filament qui se dépose sur la couche précédente et donc elles ne pourront pas correctement fusionner entre elle. Une température d'extrusion pas assez élevée et/ou une température ambiante également pas assez élevée peuvent être également à l'origine du problème. Tu peux gérer également le temps minimum par couche qui permet
    1 point
  48. Hi, I have a brand new S5 (coming from an UM3), and was excited to start printing with it. but what a disappointment for a print I have done like 100ds of times on my UM3: Ghosting/Rippling like crazy. What I did to try to resolve the issue: - completely removed all cura profiles, and started printing with UM filament with default settings - put my UM on the floor for stability - oiled all axes - changed temperatures for both filemant and build plate The left testprint was printed at 35mm/s: As said, I
    1 point
  49. Hi, I have been busy over the last 16 months upgrading the foundry equipment and have made a few mods to my Ultimaker original. I would very much like to hear from people that have tried metal casting 3d prints, ether from sand moulds or lost PLA. I hope you enjoy the video. Many thanks.
    1 point
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