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Posts posted by LePaul

  1. Hello


    My workplace recently purchased two Ultimaker S5's and we are noticing that it's quite tough to get prints off the glass bed.  (Kudos to the active leveling!)


    I noticed PrintedSolid sells the magnetic flexplate system for the S5.  I recently bought one for my 2+ but been too busy to even unbox it!


    Has anyone used it on the S5?  Thoughts?




  2. For some weird reason, I think it is because I have no Profile when I look in the Preferences


    How do I get one?  So weird.  I haven't been a heavy Cura user in quite some time.  I'm trying to guide some students on how to us our new Ultimaker S5's and both Cura installs seem screwed up




  3. Maybe I’m missing something obvious?

    i have the printer set to Ultimaker S5 and the model is a benchie.   We select gyroid infill using Ultimaker Tough PLA.  When we slice, we get an error with the profile?  Brand new CURA install on a new machine


    Help.  🙂

  4. With that many hours, be sure to check your coupler in the print head.  

    I had some odd back pressure/ grinding of filament on my Ultimaker 2+ and I was advised to check that.  I had the original version which was replaced with a more robust TFM one.  I was amazed how cooked my old one was!  


    Part:  https://fbrc8.com/collections/ultimaker-2-spare-parts/products/tfm-isolator-coupler-um2-um2-go-ext-plus


    My video on replacing it  🙂




  5. Saw the video and it looks interesting, hoping for a longer more detailed video that goes into the components.  Is it stock with a ruby nozzle?  What drivers are used now?  Overall I'm impressed and while I am in the field of extremely large 3D printers now, I am very fond of out of the box complete solutions for users/prosumers/business 


  6. 2 hours ago, anonomouscoder said:

    Did you mean Teaching Tech? I watched his video and, yeah it seems like he's having a pretty bad time. It seems like if it works, it works great, but if it doesn't there really isn't much one could do to fix it as it's all within the palette box.


    Yes, autocorrect hit my post...I see Palette is working on some painting tools and other things.  It's interesting.  But has a ways to go

  7. 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)

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  8. 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)



  9. 2 hours ago, Firepower said:

    Sorry -  where do you mean to add the home command.


    It still works perfectly on the old Cura version but with Cura V4 do I need to add the home command to Cura V4 somewhere? 


    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




  10. 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.  




  11. 7 hours ago, nallath said:

    Is it? I mean, we originally had a lot of people hating the newer look of Cura vs 15.04 😉
    I'm not saying that the new UI is better or perfect in any way, but is it really needed to word is this negatively?


    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.

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