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Everything posted by LePaul

  1. I'm intrigued since many of the Palette reviews I have seen have not gone smoothly. It seems to take a lot of work to get successful prints with the Palette, based on what I have seen on YouTube channels like Turning Tech and others
  2. If you like that finish and have a 1.75mm printer, check out the Zyltech Silk Composite PLA. They only have Gold, Green and White...but it prints quite similar to MattForge at half the price. (And you can use my YouTube coupon code to save 15% NerdyisCool)
  3. I posted the cube above but here’s a MattForge print I did overnight on the 720 x 350 x 400 FT-6
  4. That's what halted my purchase for the UM3...the build volume. An amazing machine, I thoroughly enjoyed having some here on loan (for a show) but I needed more room for my projects. The S5 looks amazing but I just can't come up with that sort of money for one right now. I've had to resort to the FT-6 and upgrading some Chinese printers to make those things (2 CR-10S, Tevo Tornado, etc)
  5. I agree, the speed setting... I rarely print over 40/45 mm sec and I know a lot of people like to push their printers to the mechanical wall, going to 100 mm/sec or more. My prints are usually large and can span a few days. I'd rather get it right the first time...slowly. Versus many attempts faster 🙂
  6. I've been using it on a few machines (Geeetech A10, CR-10S and FT-6) and printing on PEI/springsteel surfaces or polypropelene ones. I found doing an extrusion multiplier test to fine tune the extrusion was very helpful (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2490893) I was a bit close to the bed on this print (as seen in the skirt) but 210 first layer and 207 after gave me some nice results.
  7. I was hoping the infill near holes/edges was fixed? I have several posts about infill overlap not working correctly (using Ultiamker's Cura profile for my Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker filament...)
  8. I’m trying to like Cura 4 Fresh install on a new laptop, all default settings, changing one item...removing brim for skirt. As this print goes along, you hear the nozzle dragging on top of the print. Why? https://youtu.be/GVJ5v9ufHWo
  9. I'm curious what temp you are printing at. Sometimes I get that with some brands of filament and have the temp too high
  10. Right, I was hopeful that I could do something like this with Cura's UM2 profile, since it's very convenient for that first layer to be a little hotter.
  11. It sounds like your Start gcode is missing some stuff. Can you cut/paste what you have in there? There should be a G28 in there, ideally at the beginning, to home everything If you aren't sure where to find that, in the upper left where it says your printer, click the chevron/ arrow icon, that will give you the Manage Printers at the bottom of the list of printers. Highlight yours, hit manage printers. It should look like this
  12. This is one that's had me stumped for a while. In another slicer (S3D), I can set the first layer to be different (hotter) than the following layers. For example, with PLA, I would usually do the first layer 5 C hotter, then on layer 2, reduce it. The Setting seems to point to something I just can not locate in the long list of setting controls.
  13. You perceive it as negativity, which is sad because you said you wanted feedback...and if we offer it, you don't want it? 🙂 Simply stated, the interface wastes a tremendous amount of space, is very awkward for an experienced Cura user to find the basics and...well, the list goes on. But you'd take that as negative versus constructive feedback.
  14. Thank you for making this. How sad this is that a Plug In is required to give users back basic functionality the program has had for years
  15. I'd suggest setting up and Raspberry Pi and install Octoprint. Then you can make use of the Octoprint plugin within Cura.
  16. For the longest time, I thought I had messed this up....but now I have Cura on some other computers and can replicate it. What Happens: If you've been using Octoprint and/or set your machine code to Marlin, when you set it back to Ultimaker 2, it adds an additional bed lowering and raise at the start of a print. When the printer warms up for the start of the print, it will do it's usual bed raise and purge material, but then it lowers again, raises, does a small purge and then begins the print. Perhaps some logic can be added so that this isn't added to the start script?
  17. Im going to enable the Octoprint Plugin and try that...do I have a bad SD card? It's got 5 or 6 other prints on it and recently formatted (and new)? I'll let you know! Sooo weird!
  18. I just came back to find the print stopped with the nozzle sitting in the print What gives? Why is Cura broken?
  19. I just sliced it again and analyzed the gcode before letting the UM2+ try it again It's all there this time. What in the world would cause such a weird fluke?
  20. Last night I loaded up a model to print using the basic settings/Ultimaker PLA profile Woke up this morning to half a print. I thought maybe the filament tangled or jammed. Then I decided to view the gcode in S3D's gcode viewer. A big gap! I'm attaching the gcode and hope someone can tell me what happened? UM2_X_-_Carriage.gcode
  21. Well how crazy is that. By default it isn't set to auto slice. Kind of nice, I suppose...! I hit the Slice Button and now I have it. I'm so used to years of upgrading and having that as a default all along, it's weird on a fresh install, that isn't set to go. Thanks!
  22. I just received a new Lenovo P72 and installed Cura. Quite disappointed how slow Cura runs on a Intel i7 8850 6 core processor with an nVidia Quadro P600 Slow! But my bigger issue, about to do a print and when I go to my layer view to analyze my print...I so no way to slide up and down as I used to, to view the layers
  23. George's video is great. I went with the diluted wood glue/dried up on the bed for many months and it worked great. I've gone to AquaNet extra hold hairspray now...it just works so well! Be sure your glass is super clean...Windex, rubbing alcohol...but your first layer looks like the nozzles needs to come down a bit more. Bed temp 60C works perfect too
  24. I'm going to leave this thread alone and Agree to Disagree with you, on this topic.
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