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  1. Here in the states Ultimachine sells the couplers and 8 mm steel rods. The steel rods were part of a 5 rod kit to make a 3d printer. All these parts worked well in the assembly to get rid of the short belts. Only needed to cut one of the steel rods. A dremel with a metal cutting disk did the job without any trouble. Thanks for the information to make the upgrade Calum! By the way Ultimachine sells 3mm plastic. So far it is the best I have used that ships within the states.
  2. They look reasonably close to me. I have seen that much change printing the same part back to back. This may be blasphemous in the Ultimaker forum, sorry everyone; If you want the parts to match exactly, best way is to get 1 print you like, make a mold, and pour as many duplicates as you need. The mold needs to set overnight but you can pour a print every 20 minutes or so, with that one mold. Plastic of Different strength and flexibility's are available. You have to add the color yourself. Back to PLA, the consistency between rolls has been giving me headaches. "Is it the PLA or is it my p
  3. Arch1Tech Your print didn't slowly go off or lean after a few layers. It looks to have gone way off in one second. Just finished getting past a similar looking problem with a firmware reload. The trick for me was to really get a reload. Still trying to figure out that one. Have you tried printing something else? In my case every piece would suddenly go off track by more than a centimeter right away. Very similar to the way your movie plays. Hope you find your problem
  4. Just finished finding a problem where the UM would start printing out of alignment near the beginning of the second layer because the firmware became corrupted. Tried resetting the firmware from Cura 13.03 , didn't work. Went to Cura 12.12 and tried from there, didn't work. Went to replicator 26 and tried from there, didn't work. Went to Netfabb and tried reset machine settings. Went back to Cura 13.03 reset firmware. Took 5 times to connect. Once connected it printed in alignment for the entire print. Why is firmware so hard to reset, for me anyway? I use arduinos and make little ske
  5. Thanks for the reply Gr5, Corrupted firmware was the culprit. Nothing worked after many failed attempts using a different setup every time. Tried a much smaller piece after tightened everything up (nothing loose). It went bad at the same spot on a smaller piece ( after first layer fan starts, outline goes good and then bam! It goes all out of whack. Slowed the print speed way down since this is the second layer when everything speeds up. Same problem. This problem occurred once before because of a firmware problem. After trying different methods, the firmware finally reset and once agai
  6. Hi, It is still May 6th where I am at. Does that count? If so put me down for a set of ten with the shipment to the US. Thanks Don
  7. Hit endstop Z seems fairly easy to understand if it means what it says on the UltiControler. However, This error occurs during the second layer of the print that is going over exactly the first layer of the print. The print never gets anything but taller and only 6 mm at that. Once the error occurs the extruder head starts out of line by shifting Y towards the front of the printer. Haven't tried printing it straight from Cura yet. It is a rather large print but well within the boundaries and smaller than others printed before. Has happened twice in what seemed to be the same place. Se
  8. Cura with the UltiControler is great! Quick workflow, I love it. Nice job Daid! Working with some white plastic now from ultimachine that is 2.78 mm. Getting enough plastic is a problem right now. UltiControler is reading the 210.54. Updating the firmware to show percentages sounds like the answer. What firmware needs updating? The UltiControler or the printer? From Daids message it seems if Cura talks in percentages then the UltiControler shows percentages. Or Cura 13.01 upgrades the machines firmware then the UltiControler knows percentages. Where the firmware resides that gets the upgra
  9. Why did I purchase an Ultimaker? My first printer was a Rapman, enough said? Keeping the structure square while the extruder that includes the feed motor jerks around is almost as hard as getting the z axis to go straight up and down. Put a Rapman alongside an Ultimaker and you have an engineering design class. Why a 3d printer? I can make things I want that they don't sell.
  10. That is great advice Joergen. Connecting Netfabb to Ultimaker usually leads to your Ultimaker acting like it needs an Exorcism. IMHO based only on my experiences. The management may not agree with the authors thoughts and opinions.
  11. Sorry I can't help, but can add the problems are mutual. The startup Gcode slams the extruder head into the back the slams it into the right side. seems like the bed is 150 and it wants to go to 205. I can tell you that Cura prints nicely. If you need a print the fastest and easiest way will be with Cura. You have to become pretty good with Netfabb before you beat the results from Cura.
  12. Cura 12something on the Mac is my choice. After getting used to Cura it makes Replicator with Skeinforge seem like a chore. I do miss the ability to adjust the extruder rate. This isn't usually very important until I run into some hard to work with plastic.
  13. Thank you for the thread! Thanks Mr seeker. Same experience as dbotos here. I like being able to control speed, extruder rate, fan, and temp during the print. With Cura 13. Whatever I even lost the ability to speed up or slow down by %. Previous Cura wouldn't work at all so I removed everything. Read this thread and now I can once again use replicator 26 after losing the ability after installing Cura to try it out. Cura was good especially great at connecting but once in a while I needed that full control. Maybe I'll set Cura up on the Mac side of my computer then the drivers won't get
  14. Sorry thought this was a different question and don't know how to delete.
  15. Gave it a try, sorry to say no joy. Netfabb is is not controllable at this point. It is moving diagonally to print a square. It is trying to print at temps below 160 even though it is set for PLA. The Gcode I was getting along with is not running the way it did. This is what I was prepared to figure out so it is not that big of a deal. How do I start at square 1? Or How do I clean out the residing Gcode? Or is there such thing. Reinstall Netfabb? It says that it is using Ultimator connector V 1.02 Cura is Ok. Haven't gone back to Netfabb after having Cura work. Are both apps using th
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