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Everything posted by LePaul

  1. I do not see this listed on your site... https://support.ultimaker.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012059859-The-Ultimaker-material-technical-and-safety-data-sheets Can you please provide this?
  2. Thank you for that, Carla 🙂 I saw they just posted on their Twitter feed and dozens already asked for an update on v5
  3. Where did you hear that? Last I read v5 was still under development?
  4. 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
  5. CHEP did a video on this about a year ago. I'm not sure if newer versions of Cura affect the content...but here it is
  6. Hi I'm hoping someone talented in code can consider this! Several vendors offer FFF profiles for their machines but not a Cura one. I understand the FFF is a big text file and perhaps some fields from S3D do not direct transfer to Cura. (Perhaps the import process could report what it couldn't transfer?) Please don't flame me.... 🙂 Just a wish list item myself and a few peers have chatted about.
  7. We tried the Buildtak sheet/spring steel and magnetic bed on our two Ultimaker S5's at work. We found we had to add a little z offset (0.1) so the filament wasn't mashed too hard into the surface and for a while, they worked really well. Then, despite being in a clean enclosure environment and cleaned with rubbing alcohol before each print, filament stopped sticking to the bed. Its quite odd. So, for now, we have returned to glass prints and spatulas. However, I see that Wham Bam offers painted PEI spring steel surfaces. I don't know if they have th
  8. Hello! I'm starting to use larger nozzles on my old 2+ and 0.8 nozzles I'm doing some extrusion multiplier testing and found that with ColorFabb White PLA, I'm at 94% flow. That seems ok. I'm curious what people are using for retraction settings? I'm observing some stringing at 5mm distance (25 mm/s). I couldn't see any suggested settings in the latest version of Cura, for some reason my profile options are "draft quality" and no other options listed? (In 4.8, i can't see my Material settings at all using "Generic PLA", so I can't seem
  9. That's an interesting point. The user didn't match what the S5 had loaded for Cores and Materials. I changed them over via the Settings menu but then lost the profiles in doing so.
  10. Due to the nature of my work I can't. I just tried adding an Ultimaker S5 again and now I have them back (didn't work previously but closed and restarted Cura) We're trying to use a workflow where they send me their project so I can see the model and Cura settings (similar to what we do with S3D). This way if their settings are incorrect, I can either make changes...or if it is quicker to use one of Cura's built in profiles, I can use that. Is that a good process or do you advise another method? Thanks
  11. We installed magnetic spring steel / PEI (Buildtak) sheets from PrintedSolid a while ago. Lately we have great difficulties with Tough PLA sticking to the PEI. After a few failures we went back to glass.
  12. Hi This one has me stumped. My peers send me the Cura Projects so I can open them and see the print settings, model and how everything is set for their print request. One thing I notice, even if I close out and start new, is the various Profiles are missing. Such as the 0.1 , etc etc... How do I get these back?
  13. Left is 0.1mm offset, Right is 0.15mm offset Left is super smooth, right is smooth but you can see/ eel the individual lines of the bottom layer, so a bit too high
  14. EDIT If one uses the z offset tool, what would be the suggested distance to try? I wish I could adjust it at the beginning of a print (Marlin babystepping) I'm trying 0.1 and 0.15 to see how those go
  15. Hi, We have two Ultimaker S5's and noticed with active leveling, printing on glass, the prints are very difficult to release from the bed. Trying to improve from this, we purchased some magentic bed/spring steel/BuildTak sheets offered by PrintedSolid a while back. Due to the COVID thing, I haven't had a chance to try those out until this week (we are allowed back in the laboratory for short shifts for now). The prints release with that lovely spring steel wiggle but on one printer, you can see the "ghost" of the location where the print was.
  16. Thanks for that. We're having a terrible time with this. We make sure two models are laid flat, we hit merge...and Cura throws them apart
  17. Thanks for those. My peer and I are still stumped so we may give up on this approach for now
  18. Been Googling with no results thus far. Thanks?
  19. Not to be picky, but why is "colorFabb", "eSUN" and 'igus GmbH" at the bottom and not sorted within the listing? Just curious.
  20. I'm trying to follow those steps but unable to sort out the "modifier mesh" and where to find the "Modify Infill Only" ? (I'm also having a hard time going between models once merged)
  21. Hi there. I have an Ultimaker S5 and I was hoping to print some multicolor labels to place on some toolboxes and cabinets. I have found some nice Customizable labels on Thingiverse but those only generate one file. I do not see a way to make it into two files, as the Cura documentation explains for multi-color prints. Is there a way to do this within Cura? To split up the model? For reference, I was looking at this... https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2768920 It seems many people pause the print and change the filament [on their sin
  22. Perfect, thanks! It looks like a bad roll of PVA is the cause of my issues. But to be sure I have taken Erin's advice to install an AA core, load some PLA and do a print from extruder two. That's next!
  23. Interesting...we're seeing that the PVA is trying to prime off the side of the bed? How could that be fixed?
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