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  1. 3 points
    I wanted to share with the forum folks a great thing UM is doing at the San Francisco Maker Faire this year. They are inspiring school kids to rise to a challenge, the Ultimaker Bay Area Maker Faire Gumball Machine Challenge! I think that is the official name. ANYWAY kids from 4 selected schools in the US will design 3D printed items to be put inside 2-inch(48mm) gum ball machine capsules. The students' designs will be loaded into one of the 4 gumball machines at the San Francisco Bay Area Maker Faire May 21-22. Attendees will be able to buy these for 50 cents each! The schools will get all the money collected from their machine, AND who ever sells the most will win a new Ultimaker 3D printer! This also feels a shameless brag (20% maybe) since my school was honored to be selected. AND we are certainly going to use this fact to brag and issue press stories as much as we can. :-) We are a small school district with a fairly high poverty rate who needs all the good press we can get. Read more about our excitement here: www.comstockps.org/gumball Thank you UM for sponsoring this awesome fun challenge for our kids!
  2. 3 points
    The print of the black statue took about 14 hours, so I tweaked some of my settings like @Neotko suggested, and I reduced the print speed to 25 mm/s like @gr5 mentioned. The new print took about 51 hours (!!) but it came out like a charm. Always exciting those long prints imo. Very impressive quality. It weighs 400 grams, because the infill is 24%. Thanks for the tips guys! This statue will look awesome on my desk.
  3. 2 points
    It has been a while since our previous company update, and it is time to update you on some of the things that are going on. Every day we are making steps forward and this soon adds up to leaps of progress. We would like to bring you up to speed and keep you involved with Ultimaker. At Ultimaker we have always listened very closely to our users so please continue to share your feedback and be part of what direction we’re taking. Ultimaker Sessions | Cura open Beta | Ultimaker app | Stock extrusion upgrade | Website Ultimaker Sessions Most of you are familiar with the Ulti-Evening’s that we have been hosting as long as we have been around. Once every 6 weeks there is a local get together in Fablab Protospace (NL) where Ultimaker was born. This originally started in our head office, when both software and hardware couldn’t be further away from the reliable resource it is today. There were no printing profiles yet, no Cura and no manuals. Basically this meant these get-togethers’ where a necessity if you wanted to get your Ultimaker to work. By learning from each other. These Ulti-evenings evolved and in their latest form they involve an educational presentation followed by an interactive workshop. For a while there has been a call from our users to share the content and knowledge that rose on such Ulti-Evenings and we have considered and tried a variety of things, from recording it, doing a recap or document the entire thing. Eventually, we came to understand that the best way to do this is to join forces with our dedicated partners. Because we don’t want to limit them to host such a session during the evening (Ulti-evening) we have renamed it to Ultimaker Sessions. Our partners will help and take part in hosting Ultimaker Sessions in your area. We will run a pilot with two of our partners in May/June. 3DGBIRE (UK) and MakerShop (France) could no longer suppress their excitement and are the first two to host a local Ultimaker Session. After reviewing these Ultimaker Sessions we will expand with more partners. A typical Ultimaker Sessions is fun, interactive and inspiring. After visiting an Ultimaker Session you take something home with you, in most cases a valuable learned lesson and sometimes an actual ‘goodie’. Social values of meeting other Ultimaker users, becoming part of a local community of experts, sharing knowledge and meet new friends are key to an Ultimaker Session. Would an Ultimaker Session be interesting for you to attend? Cura Open Beta We have been working on an improved version of https://ultimaker.com/en/products/cura-software for quite some time. We are happy to announce we have made it into an open Beta version. If you want to give it a spin follow this link and download the new Cura. Let us know what you think in this dedicated thread. To give you an idea what to expect here are some of the release notes: - Intuitive user interface - Accessible beginner settings and in depth Expert mode. - You can select multiple objects - It is easier to share print profiles - You can select different profiles for different objects - Improved support structures For more information, check out the new manual. Ultimaker App A lot of us are on the road quite often, and yet we want to stay connected to each other. This is why we developed an app so even though you are out you can still check the latest stories, manuals and support pages. Next time you are at a party you are just a few clicks away from sharing that amazing video of what you were talking about. The app is also convenient when you are not near your computer but you still need a helping hand when you are working with your Ultimaker. It has been around for a few months already, but it will be improved on a few levels next week! It will be expanded with a slick integration of the troubleshooting and tips & tricks pages. There is also a link directly to our forums in case you need one of your Ultimaker buddies to help you specifically. If you want to be cautious with your data usage you will also be able to have it only play video’s when you are connected to wifi. When you never want to miss a thing, you can also receive push notification when new stories will be uploaded. All the reported bugs have also been fixed. Stock extrusion upgrade Due to the success of the Ultimaker 2 Extrusion upgrade there was only a limited stock available for some time. Currently we are dealing with an average lead time of 6-8 weeks. While you are reading this we are working overtime to get all of our partners restocked and reduce this lead time to zero as soon as possible. From April 20th on the leadtime will be 4-6 weeks and the upcoming 4 weeks we will ship out all existing orders. Get in touch with your reseller if you want more information regarding your order. Site improvements As always our website is continuously being submitted to improvements and changes. We have been putting a lot of effort in mapping out the scene in which 3D printing is being used. This will result in new exploring pages on our website and a new frame of reference in which we will share stories. On our new and improved menu structure you will see that we have divided everything in what, where and how. It is not unusual that visitors come to our website without being very experienced with the concept of 3D printing. Therefor our first step is to explain what 3D printing is. Another deviation in the menu are various segments where we know 3D printing plays an influential role. The ‘Where’. For example, branches like automotive, healthcare, architecture and DIY / maker. Finally, how is 3D printing being used? This depends on each segment, but can be listed under engineering or research for example, but also more specific applications like jigs and fixtures, functional prototyping, visual aid and end use parts. We will illustrate these various examples with real user cases. Based on these 3 deviations we will also categorize future stories to compliment the database. On May 26th the website will be updated with these new improvements. Thank you for reading, have a great day!
  4. 2 points
    J'ai essayé de faire un canard laqué une fois. Mais j'ai jamais pus le décoller de la plaque de verre... j'avais du mettre trop de laque
  5. 2 points
    Those that struggle with the idea of auto-slicing may want to try this experimental pause button plugin: https://github.com/fieldOfView/PauseBackendPlugin Disclaimer: it is a hack in more than one way.
  6. 1 point
    Step files (with & w/o supports) are uploaded now. Looking foward for a 2 material print, with moving legs..
  7. 1 point
    For anyone else with this problem the goto> advice is download 'Pronterface' (GUI host of Printrun) as Jay-Cee did above and have a fiddle around. Printrun is a 'must have' regarding free, open source, 3D printing software... any time spent 'innit' will not be wasted... besides who wants to go out and buy a new multimeter/tester? The STOP error's regarding the Z switch in particular are not reliable or even specific on the UM2. It's probably a given to check for correct switch clicking/movement/position and/or blockage but also important to have a good look around and clean anyway. If error persists you can then try installing the latest firmware and/or factory reset too. Next step is Printrun which allows you to move any axis and discover whether they are indeed moveable... plus many other invaluable functions of course. If you can move it then change the switch... you don't need to remove the Z motor either to replace the Z switch by the way... just remove the bottom/back 4 screws and then use a flat head screw driver to slightly & carefully lever the back edge away from the Z motor so that you can remove and then replace the wires correctly down behind the Z motor. Not a bad idea to have a set of switches 'in stock' either. Repeat advice from gr5 (above)... "If it's not the switch and motor still does not move, swap the cables for the X and Z stepper motors. Try to move the Z axis by telling pronterface to move the X axis. If the Z axis now moves then the problem was with the Z driver. Explain this test to Ultimaker and ship the board back to them." Hope this helps...
  8. 1 point
    @Titus if you win the kit I'll be happy to trade it for 7 spools of filament
  9. 1 point
    Yes you are correct in the wire placement. The printer will work if you don't change the PID values but I did an auto tune using the tinkergnome firmware. I increased the auto tune temp to 200 as that's close to the print temp and it now works great. It might alarm on the auto tune due to over shooting. If you reset and start auto tune again while still hot you can get it to work. Once complete you can do it again from cold and it won't alarm.
  10. 1 point
    I have the Einscan-s, it's a great scanner with easy to use software, that is very good stitching separate scans together. But I found out, that the advertises 20cm scan height on the turntable is only 16cm high in real use :( but there is also the 70X70X70cm free scan mode. The software always makes a closed printable version of the scan, after finishing, there is currently no option in the software to scan a surface and to save it as a separate scan, but I was told that you could export the separate scans in the project folder (freescan), to Meshlab or Meshmixer. have a look here: http://3dprintboard.com/forumdisplay.php?130-Einscan-S-3D-scanner here are some examples of my first few scans:
  11. 1 point
    real creative people will be able to upgrade there UMO with the kit
  12. 1 point
    The stuck at slicing is a bug. Manual slicing would not have resolved that as far as I can see. We're working on a fix for this.
  13. 1 point
    Utilisation sans plastique ( et donc plus écologique ?) de l'UM2 --> un banc de chauffe pour tester des boitiers électronique dans des environnements chaud
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  15. 1 point
    Tomorrow is the official opening of FabCity / Europe by People http://europebypeople.nl/fabcity-2/ where I will be working for the next 11 weeks. Already printed a lot for this occasion: the Mayor of Amsterdam and the Minister of Education, Culture and Science are receiving a 'chain of office', printed in recycled PET (Refil). Printed halve of the links flat, solo and the other halve on the side with a pause. In the pause 2 links were added and a printed 'bridge' to fill the gap. A bit of tape on top of the bridge releases the freshly printed upper part of the link. Printed with 3 printers in 3 days, print time about 32 hours in total.
  16. 1 point
    It has been some time ago that I posted some results but I had a lot of programming work to do to get my H0 turntable working in my software for the model train. None the less here is the result. I don't have a great camera and I am not a camera man... All parts of this turn table are 3D printed and are available on youmagine: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/h0-train-turntable All though for the latest version I have it on github. Integration in my software worked out. It is now quite simple to operate. Just click on the side of the bridge and drag it where you want it and it goes. When a train rides on the bridge, automatically the auto middle detection is enabled to stop the train when it is on the middle. For that big steam engine I have to drive slowly otherwise it will drive too far due to the rotating mass on the motor. Also when starting to turn it automatically changes the direction of the train so you drive off in the right direction. Unfortunately the camera was not able to get the screen shots sharp.
  17. 1 point
    1.75 3dsolex olsson setup using umo feeder motor gearless with standard IRobertI with 6-2mm bowden https://ultimaker.com/en/community/20403-umo-2-um2-hotend-retract-calibration
  18. 1 point
    I thought the printhead is the same like the old one except the cooling and the olson block? So why a complete new head? And the feeder motor is different too?? 500€ is a heavy price for an upgrade. I was hoping for a new feeder, an new fanshroud and maybe the olsonblock in the kit :-( There is only one dealer in Germany, and this one is selling it higher than the MSRP.... not really nice for an official dealer.
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