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Everything posted by LePaul

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Thanks for those. My peer and I are still stumped so we may give up on this approach for now
  10. Been Googling with no results thus far. Thanks?
  11. Not to be picky, but why is "colorFabb", "eSUN" and 'igus GmbH" at the bottom and not sorted within the listing? Just curious.
  12. 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)
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. Interesting...we're seeing that the PVA is trying to prime off the side of the bed? How could that be fixed?
  16. Screwhead is inside, thanks for that reminder. It always makes that un-nerving SNAP when you open the feeder. I think I have narrowed it down a bit more. When feeding filament in, it doesn't seem to always hit the hole in the level to glide into the bowden. It definitely takes some finesse to get through there but it seems like more than usual. With the cover off, we can see how it should work. With the cover on (tension screw under the cover), we tension it to the middle position, per the service manual. This last time, we loaded PVA and he
  17. I've been working with Erin over to support on this. To update, I've done some cold pulls on the BB hot end and the first one had a lot of PVA stuck to it. The second came out clean. I reloading the PVA and it was trickling out of the hot end. This morning I had a student start a print with support and nothing is coming out the PVA side. Still working through some ideas.
  18. Same here. But that’s the issue. Pushing the filament into the extruder isn’t smooth. There’s something about how it’s connecting to the bowden tube that seems problematic. It can take several shoves to finally get it in there. But that leads to the failure and grinding Only using new PVA that came with it
  19. Well, as soon as I had it back together, it's a struggle to get that filament to slide into the extruder. Back to where I started
  20. I think one thing I found is the collet piece holding the bowden into the extruder has some play. So there may be some misalignment there causing friction. I just put it together again but left a bit of filament in the extruder as a guide to getting the collet/bowden to align/fit right. I cleaned out some more debris before putting it all back. More testing
  21. One has only tried PVA that came with the printer. It's working now....but we had to play the "move material" game to get material to flow. Not the normal process. Again, only new filament...what came with it and the 40 rolls of UM filament from PrintedSolid. Picture coming
  22. After several months of lobbying, I was able to finally purchase Ultimaker S5 printers for the workplace. Now, it's one problem after another. This wasn't the trouble free printing experience I had envisioned. We received these printers a few weeks ago and just started doing basic test prints, to tech the students. Printer One keeps having an issue grinding into the PVA material. Or not feeding at all. We frequently have to manually "move" material for the prints to print with material. The feeder tension is set to the middle position and I'm still
  23. I did a ton of things to my Ultimaker Original but on my personal Ultimaker 2+ and my work Ultimaker S5's...I have left them alone. Asides some SD card holders and a guide pulley for the filament path of my 2+, they are stock. I'm printing some Core holders for the S5's I setup last week and perhaps have the students find some novel USB holders to print.
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