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  1. This took 23.5 days to print the base and another 2 days to print the female figure. For the second time.....The first time the fingers did not print well. This whole print used almost 2KG of material, so it feels like it has some heft. The design came about when I found a few Ziegfeld Follies girls. It became this; pseudo-art deco influenced fractals and practical modeling. Other view directions of the full piece. I used a variety of paints on this whole thing. I also tried out a couple of Stuart Semple's products. The hair w
    8 points
  2. With firmware 6.1.1 we’re bringing static IP, an upgraded OS and more features to all S-line printers. Let’s dive right into it! Network and security improvements. Upgraded operating system Since the release of firmware 6.0, Ultimaker S-line 3D printers have been upgraded from the Linux Debian Jessie distribution to Linux Debian Buster distribution. This new OS comes with some security improvements and we believe it elevates our existing firmware to be more future-proof and allowing for a more secure 3D print environment. Important: Due to the upgrade i
    6 points
  3. With my last subtmission this is the 50th plugin avalaible in the market place . This is an opportunity for me to sincerely thank @Ultimaker for the service provided even to non-customers. I would also like to thank especially @nallath and @ahoeben for the help brought on these developments and for the bases of several of these plugins which allowed me to concretize some of my ideas. Cuq
    6 points
  4. Working model of wind turbine for O scale model railroad. Stepper motor in base, vertical shaft, gears on top. The base uses the 'fuzzy skin' function of Cura. First time I have used that for a 'production' piece.
    4 points
  5. Hi guys. I have just updated to version 4.8 and the issue was solved. No idea but it worked. Thanks for all the help and for everyone to reach to me to offer me a slice version for my printer. As well thanks to @GregValiant and @Torgeir for the troubleshooting here. I am amazed by the wonderful community here!
    3 points
  6. It isn't the model per se (which is watertight), but it might be the way it was modeled. I was using .4 nozzle and line width, .2 layer height. All 3 images are layer 9. My only change was wall thickness. 2 then 3 then 4 loops. This is at 0.8 walls. The infill is into the door area. There are open rectangles throughout the wall. This is at 1.2 walls. The infill has retreated from the door. Note that the holes in the wall have turned into filled rectangles with the lines running at [0,90]. Subsequent layers cover the fancy rectangles. This one i
    3 points
  7. This software is free, was made by people working in their free time, and the source code is open and available to anyone who wants to take a look and help improve it, so please keep that in mind. Second, your problem is almost certainly due to arcs being disabled in your firmware. I'm guessing you upgraded your printer with a bed leveler, and flashed new firmware for that. I see lots of these firmware forks, and most of them have arcs disabled for creality printers due to limited program space. It's very easy to check to see if arcs are enabled within your printer's firmware by sendin
    3 points
  8. It is 100% a visualization problem. If you have OctoPrint installed anywhere, I highly recommend using 'PrettyGcodeViewer' to look at these files. It uses a port of Marlin 2.0's arc interpolation algorithm, so you can be sure what you are see is what you will get. Barring that, Simplify 3d is the 2nd best viewer, though it also renders arcs with a relatively low resolution (think scad's facet setting if it is low). It is still very good. NCViewer.com is SO SO close to being great, but it does need a few tweaks, like ignoring some gcodes (it treats progress gcodes like arcs for some reason
    3 points
  9. Once the wires were swapped, it ran perfectly well. I printed a new handle for an old saucepan overnight without problem. Thanks everyone for their assistance. I'll check out the firmware update in the near future. I'm just happy to be up and running at the moment.
    3 points
  10. Hotfix 6.1.1 is on the way for the issue we've identified, pending tests and approval. In some rare cases corrupted material profile files where giving problems and a small change in python's xml.etree.ElementTree library meant this caused the application not to start up. As a workaround you can turn off Cura and "reset all printer settings" in the settings menu before upgrading, that will allow you to install the 6.1.0 without the current problem. In the mean time if you have already gotten stuck at the logo screen, please open a support ticket as @SandervG said! Use the 6.1.0 recov
    3 points
  11. i can report, the recovery procedure has worked, my S3 is back up and running
    3 points
  12. Small two-story office building for model railroad. Pieces were built with both the S5 and the Prusa I3.
    2 points
  13. Paints usually belong in an eco-system: Acrylics with acrylics and solvent based with solvent based. Also, making sure what will bind, will bind well. Also there are brand based ecosystems. Also, usually you can paint acrylics on a good primer base and then solvent based on top of that will usually work. This allow me to paint with an acrylic primer and then paint with any solvent based paint. In this print I used only the paints with the same base properties (as well as a brand based eco-system). These paints are part of the Dupli-Color anodized paint series. They prov
    2 points
  14. Hi unfortunately I don't think this is possible. I can remember that someone asked the same question in the past and there was no solution for it.
    2 points
  15. You meant "curaengine.exe". Actually getting curaengine to slice with a full profile is not trivial, but can be done.
    2 points
  16. Hi @jeffroe, Did you really unplug the cooling fan and test? This is a must to do as the fan might create to much noise, even if the cables are located in the right place when fan is running.. This is something @fbrc8-erin learned us sometime ago. When the leveling process start, the program read the "capacity plus stray capacity" in the head. As long this capacity is within specs, the bed start ricing. At certain height the program expect to see that the capacity is increasing, but if this is not happen, the bed go to home position the process is aborted and signal an
    2 points
  17. 2 points
  18. Good afternoon from frozen Ottawa! With apologies if this has been beaten to death. I've been reading the extensive threads on firmware issues. While likely very rare, considering the numbers of units in the wild, firmware failures are so disruptive to any sort of commercial process that, like many I suppose, I'm running a number of versions behind, simply because it is stable and I don't want to rock the boat. Of course running with obsolete firmware will only work so long before the point where I can't print what Cura outputs and may not be able to direc
    2 points
  19. another user that created an account just to acknowledge that this fixed the issue for me.
    2 points
  20. It is one of the reasons why we are changing our release schedule. We are going to work with a Stable and Latest channel. People who want latest and greatest can just stay on latest (about 8 releases per year) and always get updates. People who want more stability can choose "Stable". We will only release about 3 times a year to Stable and only with features that are already (previously) released to Latest. We are indeed spending more and more time on this issue. We do not only extensively test all releases with many different configurations (both hardware and firmware),
    2 points
  21. Just be careful putting them in the oven as an oven a low temps can fluctuate too much and overheat the spool. I tend to use the heat bed of the printer. A food dehydrator also works very well. If it is too dry then I would leave it out in open for a 4 or 5 hours and it would soften enough. But I live in 60+ humidity
    2 points
  22. Work in progress... https://github.com/5axes/Calibration-Shapes/wiki
    2 points
  23. Hi @rman45 I'm curious about the changes that are required to make your plugin work. If Ultimaker would implement those for you, we could maybe save you a lot of uncertainties. I'd also like to know which API you are referring to, that you want to use. To make absolutely sure; this is not a promise, I'm just curious what would need to be changed where. By the way: the 'Olimex' part, the software that runs on Debian, is closed source.
    2 points
  24. Because you told it so. You told it you have an Ultimaker S5 and named it Labists ET4. But naming it is just a label. Cura will use settings specific for the Ultimaker S5, which are wrong for your printer. In the Add Printer dialog, scroll down the list of printers and try finding one that is a better fit to your printer than the Ultimaker S5.
    2 points
  25. I have a nice system for these situations. It is powered by two of the printer stepper motors so they must function. It requires a table the same height as the window sill, and two pulleys (one to open the window and the other to drag the printer over the sill). The system was designed with PencilCAD so no translation software is necessary (though you will appreciate that Email won't work). There is one constraint regarding printer defenestration: A first floor window above a flower garden doesn't work well. A 10th floor window above a concrete parking lot is very satisfying (
    2 points
  26. Hello there, do you also love Cura but sometimes get lost in all its beautiful settings? In our knowledgebase on Ultimaker.com we have dedicated many articles explaining how those settings work. So if you find yourself wondering how a certain setting works or if you just want to learn more about what Cura can do, visit this link; Cura settings explained. We put a lot of effort in writing these guides so let us know what you think! Looking forward to hear from you!
    2 points
  27. 1) To share a project file go to menu "file" "save...". The resulting file contains not only your STL but the scaling, positioning. Also it has your machine (printer) settings, your material settings, your profile used, and settings that you overrode. Please post that here. 2) It's very hard to see in your photo to see what is infill and what isn't. There is a row across the top of the screen (PREPARE PREVIEW MONITOR). The next row down you have "color scheme" set to material color. Please change that to "line type" and then the different line types will be different colors a
    2 points
  28. That means they are enabled, so you should be good to go! If you are using OctoPrint, that will disconnect your printer, but that's expected, and causes no harm. Just reconnect and know that empty G2/G3 commands will NOT be generated by ArcWelder (unless there is a bug, lol). Just open the file and search for G2/G3 commands and see if there are any. If you are using OctoPrint, you might want to try out the beta version of the Arc Welder OctoPrint plugin (you can disable it later when you are comfortable). It has a firmware checker, will give you a ton of useful statistics yo
    2 points
  29. The biggest implication being that Ultimaker pays them to develop software for Ultimaker printers. The fact that it can also be used for other printers is a bonus. But any feature that does not directly benefit Ultimaker printers either has to come from community members like @burtoogle or me, or from printer manufacturers. The Ultimaker employees still take time to check and include these contributions, but at times they also have to reject features because it would take the project too far from what Ultimaker needs or it would take too much time in the future to maintain the feature in the c
    2 points
  30. I am very much pro recycling and pro clean oceans. So it is good that this plastic garbage is collected. But that garbage collected from the oceans is a mix of ABS, PET, PP, HDPE, LDPE, PC, PS, PLA and other stuff. And it is partially broken down by sunlight, eaten by bacteria, contaminated with salt, bacteria, algae, sand, paint, paper labels,etc... There is no way you can make high-quality products from that in an economical way. To sort-out and purify this garbage, you would need to burn maybe 10x more oil than it takes to make new plastic from that oil. So I think t
    2 points
  31. I think this is what you want HERE. You copy and paste a bunch of lines from the log file (that you download), and paste it into your Machine Settings End-Gcode. It's an older file and you might have to cross-reference the keywords to make sure they are all included and that none have been deprecated (they are HERE). The plan is that when you generate a gcode file all the keywords get replaced by the actual values from the settings in Cura. I haven't used it (too much information) but it looks like it would be laid out nice and neat without all the newline characters that are in the pa
    2 points
  32. 2 points
  33. Testing junction deviation with linear advance and arc welder: First test: linear advance + junction deviation + arc welder + "G90 influences extruder" on. This caused the extruder to vibrate a lot on corners, with the XY movement almost completely stopping there. Gave up the print on the first layer afraid it could damage de extruder. Curved motion was smooth on the XY axis. Second test: linear advance + junction deviation + arc welder + "G90 influences extruder" off. Same. Maybe LA is causing the issue. Third test: junction deviation + arc wel
    2 points
  34. Also, @fieldOfView, I want to personally thank you again for fielding all these questions. I really appreciate all of the great work you do. I understand the sheer effort it takes, so I'm doubly thankful!
    2 points
  35. I'm in talks with a client who wants me to develop a slice-at-an-angle plugin. It will be an open sourced plugin for Cura. I can't divulge much detail at this point, but I would be surprised if it had not materialised in half a year.
    2 points
  36. The "bug" comes from your settings. With a normal configuration there is no problem to use these file as a Custom support.
    2 points
  37. It worked im up and back in business..Thanks everyone I would just like to add the process is very simply u simply need a micro SD card place it in the reader, download the correct firmware and prepare your SD card for flashing. This requires you to download win32diskmanger and just select your file, select the correct drive to write too. And press write. Windows will prompt you to format drive AFTERWARDS. YOU JUST IGNORE THIS. Take flashed card and place in S5, where it meant to go The important thing is, the card itself is formatted correctly for you by the win32diskmanager
    2 points
  38. I strongly suggest you guys create a github account (it's free) if you don't already have one and create an "issue" here: https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura/issues All issues are at least read by the cura team. Not all forum posts are.
    2 points
  39. I'm pretty sure this feature exists. Set "skin expand distance" to a large number like 1000.
    2 points
  40. Hi, I want to recommend everyone who had an issue with updating the firmware to create a ticket via this link. Our support engineers are ready for you with instructions on how to recover your Ultimaker. Please make sure to specify in your ticket what printer you have; Ultimaker S3, Ultimaker S5 R1 (has a robot on the side), or Ultimaker S5 R2 (has a U on the side), with or without a material station/air manager or an Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle. We'll get back with you as soon as possible. If you have any questions about this, feel free to send me a DM. Hope you all have a great day,
    2 points
  41. Hello, thank you for all the comments here. I'm sure we'll be able to help all of you. A procedure exists that allows you to recover your printer when it stalls during the installation of new firmware, hopefully this takes some worries away. This is available both in and out of warranty.
    2 points
  42. I just started to use this and found the 3dmouse move opposite than expected. On a hunch I edited the config.json file and reversed the scale so that anything negative was positive and visa versa. Now it works great! "profiles" : { "spacemouse" : { "axes" : [ { "offset": 0.0, "scale": 0.1, "threshold": 0.01, "target": "movx" }, { "offset": 0.0, "scale": 100.0, "threshold": 1.0, "target": "zoom" }, { "offset": 0.0, "scale": 0.1, "threshold": 0.01, "target": "movy" }, { "offset": 0.0, "scale": 0.05 , "threshold": 0.01, "target": "rotpitch"
    2 points
  43. "Improved UI for (non-NFC) materialsWe’re also really excited about the updates we’re making to the ‘Choose Material Type’ menus on your Ultimaker. Previously, you could only choose from material types. With firmware 6.1 you will be able to choose materials by brand, type and color; just like in Ultimaker Cura. This applies to Ultimaker materials, Marketplace materials and other third-party materials you may have created in Ultimaker Cura. " Thank You!
    2 points
  44. Disabling "Remove Empty First Layers" allowed to slice in mid-air.
    2 points
  45. I feel your pain, I really struggle with some objects staying on their supports in Cura. For most things, I use Cura. For prints that really need great supports, I rely on S3D. I also find the method to manually add or remove them way easier. However, I am trying to learn Cura's methods...especially the tree supports
    1 point
  46. I'm a fan of https://fishyfilaments.com - used fishing nets turned into filament so literally from the ocean (As the original post stated!) but definitely not an easy filament to print with
    1 point
  47. You're looking for post processing scripts. Those are scripts that can run in Cura and modify the g-code. There are already quite a number of topics on this forum with some information about them.
    1 point
  48. Your Cura installation and the printer must have a direct network connection, so the firewall has to be disabled. Then Cura sends materials unknown by the printer to the printer at startup of Cura.
    1 point
  49. I received my first Ultimaker yesterday, the Ultimaker 2+ Connect and I am amazed by the print quality it produces out of the box without any levelling! In previous posts I was quite negative about Ultimaker as I thought they are n ot very innovative in comparison to e.g. Prusa but now having am Ultimaker myself and able to compare the print quality I totally changed my opinion. For example the bed adhesion of my UM is unlike anything I ever experienced. I didn't apply any spray or glue to the glass plate and the print parts stick to it like a rock, it is unbelievable. I stil
    1 point
  50. Hi all! I'm using a paste extruder with a 2mm nozzle. It doesn't have gearing so I'm needing about 2,5% of flow to get proper extrusion. Cura however counts under 5% flow as an error. I can make the first layer right by using Initial layer flow, but I'd be interested in making 3D prints with paste. Stuff I've tried: -Increasing compatible material diameter from machine settings. (Didn't do anything) -Setting "initial bottom layers" to 100 so every layer would be initial. (Turns out that there are multiple settings for "initial layers" that are independent, this setting was for she
    1 point
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