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  1. 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!
    10 points
  2. I am quite proud to announce that sometime this morning, someone was the 1,000,000th to download one of my plugins from the Marketplace! To celebrate, all my Cura plugins will be available today for the very special price of FREE! (oh, wait, they always are 😉). As always, some exciting updates are coming up.
    9 points
  3. 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
  4. Hello everyone, We don't often release an alpha version of Ultimaker Cura... So what's different this time? Well, this Ultimaker Cura alpha contains such a huge slicing engine overhaul that we really need your help! We want to give users the chance to test this early release as soon as possible. Your feedback is vital to help us release the very best stable version of Ultimaker Cura in 2021. So what's the big change? The Ultimaker Cura slicing algorithm is enhanced with the Arachne code library. This fundamentally changes how Ultimaker Cu
    7 points
  5. 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
  6. 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
    7 points
  7. Printed a new air intake for my car. Has a bracket that screw onto the engine to secure it. Printed on the Ultimaker S5 in PA-CF and painted so it doesn't absorb oils and dirt.
    7 points
  8. I was looking into a way to occasionally print Ninjaflex or other real flexible materials (85A) There's no way you'll be doing that reliable with a bowden setup (ok, I've seen people using oil in the bowden but nahhh), so I compared a quick and dirty direct drive conversion on an Ultimaker2 head (tested on my DIY GO) and on the ultimaker S5 **** first a warning, Ultimaker does NOT want you to open the S5, it contains an open style high voltage power supply, so it's DANGEROUS!!!, also the electronics can be damaged and I'm pretty sure you loose your warranty.
    7 points
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Okay, it has been a long time since I posted any new prints. For full disclosure, a couple of years ago I had major surgery on the major aorta that feeds the femoral arteries and the left branch ripped. Lost a lot of blood and had a minor (Thank goodness!!!) stroke. It has impacted me in ways that impact my planning and visual processes. Not gone, just limited and slowly getting better. But, wow, am I slooooowww....... So, I had made this previous print before the stroke but printed and painted it after the stroke: So, this spring I started one of the companion pieces:
    6 points
  12. When things are mission critical it's good to have tools you can count on, the knowledge to use them correctly, and the inner motivation to do your best. I would like to thank everyone here for helping me to understand at least a little bit about 3d printing and Cura. Zits were absolutely not acceptable and there aren't any. Sliced with 4.8beta. When I go to a costume party as James Bond, I go as James Bond. I'll have that shaken. Not stirred. Any comments regarding the fact that the glass looks more like a c
    6 points
  13. 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
  14. Ultimaker Cura has hundreds of configurable slicing settings in custom mode. If you mouse hover over a particular setting, a description of what the setting does will appear. You can also search for a particular setting using the search bar to get what you need quickly and easily. In an upcoming release, we've also made each setting's description searchable for more ease-of-use. @ghostkeeper has also made a plugin that you can download from the Ultimaker Marketplace that adds even more description to each setting. BUT: Are there settings n
    6 points
  15. In times of Corona and the call #stayathome, we thought we would become more self-sufficient to avoid shopping. So I had the following idea, where my Ultimaker S5 supported me a lot and, as always, provided me with very good services and results. You wouldn't believe how versatile such a 3D printer can be. But pictures say more than words: 1.) Set the bed temp to 27°C 2.) Put the bowl with the bread dough into the printer and let the dough rise for one hour 3.) Put the dough in a basket and let him again rai
    6 points
  16. I'm working on a plugin that wraps FormerLurker's command line version of the ArcWelder plugin originally developed for OctoPrint. The plugin attempts to reduce stutter by simplifying gcode. It analyses subsequent G0 or G1 movements that make up arcs and replaces these sequences with G2 or G3 lines. Gcode containing these arcs may or may not print well on your printer, depending on the type of controller and the configuration of the firmware. For more information about ArcWelder, read the description of the original plugin, and the discussion of realworld results. Gcode before
    5 points
  17. Instructions - Copy the text (except the instructions at the beginning) of this log file and paste it at the end of your EndG-code in the Machine Settings window of your printer - After that all your GCode files will have at the end a complete list of your current settings for each print here a picture of a few lines of the result Very useful if you want to compare settings with someone else Also if you are analysing results vs settings, just put them in a spreadsheet to focus on the changing parameters very easily Notice ther
    5 points
  18. After a successful BETA period we are ready to launch Ultimaker Cura 4.8. With support for the Ultimaker 2+ Connect that we launched today. Download it right now to experience several new features that allow you to work faster than ever. Check this video for a quick run down of Ultimaker Cura 4.8: New features Arrange models feature improvement. An improved arrange models feature allows you to quickly organize all your CAD models on your build plate. Previously the automated orientation of multiple parts did not always utilize the full buil
    5 points
  19. So, I wanted to mention two changes to Arc Welder: 1. Vase Mode (3D arcs) seems to be working well so far. I've printed several, and haven't had any issues However, I'd still love to have a few testers if anyone is interested. Here is a link to the original feature request. 2. I added two new settings that enable Firmware Compensation for printers that do not have all of the goodies in Marlin 2, like MIN_ARC_SEGMENTS. Typically these printers have only one real arc interpolation adjustment: MM_PER_ARC_SEGMENT, which is typically set to 1mm. This is producing the flat edg
    5 points
  20. Today we celebrate the launch of Ultimaker Cura 4.7 stable. After yet another Beta test period where our amazing community helped us test, we feel comfortable to move forward. So, what do we have in store for you: With this launch we are also trying something new. We've created a short video where we inform you about a range of new features that are in Ultimaker Cura 4.7. What do you think? Is it useful for you? The usual description and highlights of Ultimaker Cura 4.7 you can find underneath. Improving your workflow Adding a Cloud printer to Ultimak
    5 points
  21. Prints in a print! A little color to brighten up some gray, rainy fall days here. Flower model by 4frika: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1440472 I found the bowl on ScanTheWorld; I really want to take some more pictures of it from the side. The Matte fiber filament looks good, though I had to sink the model into the bed a few mm since it wasn't flat. https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-a-stemmed-bowl-54121
    5 points
  22. 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
  23. I just read a rumour about a drop in core, bowden and feeder to handle continuous fibre.
    5 points
  24. You know i'm not supposed to talk about it. But it is nice to make a product where "it sucks" is a feature!
    5 points
  25. Get our crap together? Excuse me? You're using an open source product, on hardware that we don't sell or support. We don't even have those third party printers nor the capacity (and desire) to actually test them. So if you want to prevent issues like that, pleas use the beta and report these issues during the beta. As you can see, i've managed to create a fix for this within a single hour of this being reported. We test Cura as much as we can, but we greatly focus on Ultimaker machines since 99% of the development of Cura is paid from the revenus of Ultimaker.
    5 points
  26. Hi, First off i really don't think swearing is needed when asking for help, you are wanting help so be nice to them that want to help. The changes it means are any custom edits you have made to the profile settings, so any settings listed under the "Customized" part, so in the case above its your Printing Temperature (Extruder 1). I personally use it alot, because i edit my settings for supports and cooling so as i swap between profiles for differnet quality or filament types it keeps all my edited settings so i don't have to keep editing them all the time.
    5 points
  27. Making the most out of the S5 build size. Cloud buster sword from Final Fantasy 7 remake that I printed for a friend.
    5 points
  28. Hello! You may have heard stories about glass plate having one side which brings you slightly better adhesion compared to the other side, or perhaps you have experienced this first hand yourself. Allow me to provide you with some background information and some instructions to figure out which side you should be printing on and which side you should use if you want to add an adhesion sheet. The difference is first introduced during production. When our glass plates are being made, near the end of the production line there is a hardening process. During the hardening pr
    5 points
  29. I certainly cannot comment on all your findings as some would require to be a firmware dev. But this information here might help to understand why things are as they are atm. 1 - The printer is waiting for the heated bed to cool down. As soon as it is cold enough to touch you get the "confirm removal" button and can finish the process. The background here is a legal one: the machine has to be safe so removal should not be allowed if there is a risk to burn your fingers. Safety is part of professionalism - whether we like it or not in specific cases. You can speed it up on your
    5 points
  30. @gmeardi If you can love the solution depends on how much you are willing to stretch 'easy', so here we go. Before working with the Ultimaker S5, I've never really put my mind to NFC technology, so there are very probably some gaps in my understanding. Most of what I've learned, I've deduced from comparing the data from different spools and with different amounts of remaining material. The rest I could fill in reading the relevant python code of the firmware after ssh-ing into the printer. As @Daid pointed out earlier, Ultimaker tried to implement NDEF records. Accordin
    5 points
  31. I ran into the same problem. This did the trick, for me: Make sure there is no cura.exe process running, by looking in Task Manager (or just rebooting to be sure). Go into .../AppData/Roaming/cura/4.4 (or whatever version you are running) Delete cura.lock, if it is there. If it is not there, and Cura is not running, then this isn't the problem for you. There is no risk, at all, in deleting that file. It gets created at runtime and is really only valid while Cura is running. If it doesn't get deleted when Cura exits, it will cause the package manager to hang.
    5 points
  32. 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
  33. Nice! Do you have an undercarriage with electronics and motor already? Anyway, here's a print from my side. It's actually one print. Wooden parts: 0.8mm PLA with Natural Wood "Metal" parts: .25 nozzle, Tough PLA. All the parts were printed on one S5 plate with dual extrusion. So you basically print a DIY model kit. It's 12cm long like this. 🙂
    4 points
  34. Introduction Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, James Cook. What do they all have in common, and what could they possibly be doing in a post related to 3D Printing and Generative Design? The obvious answer to what they have in common is that they were all explorers, many of them from an era known as The Age of Discovery. The reason they relate to this post is that Generative Design has been created for “design explorers” and it provides a method for navigating a route through to the discovery of the kind of design outcomes the like of whi
    4 points
  35. Below the sample printing video with PLA+PVA after modification.
    4 points
  36. We are happy to share Ultimaker 4.8 Beta with you. It marks a new step in the evolution of Ultimaker and perhaps the world’s most used slicer. You can help to make it even better for yourself and all its users by taking part in this Beta and report your findings back with us. So, what new features can we share with you today? Arrange models has been improved. Until now, the arrange models feature didn’t always utilise the available bed space to its fullest, which made a lot of users arranging their models by themselves. An improved arrange models feature should provide you
    4 points
  37. 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
  38. A new version of the plugin is available from the Marketplace, with full support for Cura 4.0-4.8. The sidebar can be collapsed to a summary for all of them.
    4 points
  39. While I get you're upset at your printer being damaged, you've incorrectly and unfairly attributed it to Cura... Firstly, the Tronxy you mention is a DIY kit printer, that takes some experience to correctly assemble, while having several design flaws that leave the door open to all sorts of issues. To quote one of the reviews I've just endured "My testing, however, was a long and frustrating experience due to a range of poor design decisions on this printer." And another quote "I think with a total overhaul by an experienced owner, this thing could really s
    4 points
  40. @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.
    4 points
  41. Open %APPDATA%\cura\4.7\cura.cfg in a texteditor (eg notepad). In the [general] section, remove the lines starting with window_left and window_right Save the file and try starting Cura again. If that worked, go into the General preferences and uncheck the option to "Restore window position on start".
    4 points
  42. here is the assembly video of my 3d printed JET BOAT
    4 points
  43. We are two trainees in the Planetary and Robotics Laboratory at the European Space Agency and we built ExoMy, an educational mars rover: It is completely 3D printed on an Ultimaker 3 and an Ultimaker 2, which took us around two weeks of print time. We set up a website and a Github Wiki to guide through the whole build process. So we hope to see some ExoMy clones soon :)
    4 points
  44. So let me get this straight. You have a five year old printer, so four years out of warranty. You modified it by attaching something it was not built for which caused it to fail and now you're pissed they don't give you a mainboard for free and spend time to figure out what broke when you messed around with it? Don't you see how unreasonable this is? You're also warning people not to post things that might show that you've broken your printer by misusing it so you can still abuse the warranty and get free parts for it?
    4 points
  45. thanks anthrix for your findings! to take things a little bit further, i did some work lately on this particular topic, and these are my findings so far: 1. have some freewheeling diodes added to the PWM outputs of the SKR V1.4 to avoid overvoltage damage to the output MOSFETs: bigtreetech-skr-v1-4-turbo-freewheeling-diodes 2. also, do _not_ use smoothing capactors on PWM outputs. this is simply bad practice that puts a lot of extra stress on the MOSFETs. instead, use proper PWM settings in your MARLIN configuration. 3. TMC5160 drivers should have stealthchop enabled, but
    4 points
  46. 4 points
  47. Is Ultimaker planning to release a scaled down version of the Air Manager for the S3 printer? Or even a smaller material station? I would think you could get 4 spools into the smaller S3 footprint.
    4 points
  48. So we received a jigsaw puzzle from my wife's twin sister to work on while self isolating. She did advise us that she thought there was a piece missing, and sure enough there was. With that as a challenge, I photographed the missing piece of the puzzle, brought it into SolidWorks and vectorized it using "Sketch Picture", extruded it to 0.080" (2mm) sent it to Cura and in turn sent to my UM3. My wife then painted it to perfection and "Voila" the lighthouse was restored. Now I'm just looking for the next
    4 points
  49. So with a bit of modding cable for screen all working with skr 1.4 and ultimaker 2 controller screen, led, buzzer, sd card also working fine. Running marlin 2.0.x. Couple more bits and 32bit Ultimaker up and running.
    4 points
  50. I think I figured it out. Cura 4.0.0 now has a new feature where you can select different number of cooling fans. I looked at the gcode exported from cura 3.4.1 and the gcode from cura 4.0.0. I noticed the M106 command was exported as M106 S255 P1. I compared this to the gcode exported from cura 3.4.1 which just had M106 S255. I first tried to modify the gcode to have M106 S255 P0, AND THAT WORKED Later in my investigation I noticed in the "Machine Settings" under "Extruder 1", there is a new setting called "Cooling Fan Number", by default it was set to 1, hence the "P1" referen
    4 points
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