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  1. Hi @SandervG ? Thanks for the reply. I'll keep watching the web page and see if a profile has been developed. It looks like an interesting filament.
  2. Maybe this is a wish list item...but maybe it's buried in there.... I was curious if there is a way to communicate with the printer, like a terminal window, jog commands, move bed up, down, manually control temps, etc in Cura ....or being developed? Usually when I am doing things like a PID Autotune...or whenever I need to enter in commands, I wind up using Pronterface, S3D's machine window or via Octoprint's terminal tab. Thanks!
  3. Not sure what to make of that response....but anyways...still curious what factors in the processing of that filament negatively affect the UM2+ :)
  4. So I am curious why this is "Experimental" to print on the UM2+ ....what's the limiting factors? Hot End temps?
  5. Here's my review on it...plus a few suggestions/tips.
  6. You could also turn off coasting if you have that enabled...someone suggested that to me a while back
  7. You can but I would suggest, since it is a very abrasive material, you invest in one of Anders Olsson's Ruby nozzles.
  8. It took a while...and I had to add brim for all that support to stick down better.... Purple Porg!
  9. Okay well moving it down via the mouse isn't much fun.... but manually typing in 0.1 mm seemed to bring it down just enough to show the complete first layer. Again...weird that I run into this so many times lately! Cura does a much better job in regards to the Start/Stop line (z seam) and I really want to see how well it does with the Polyalchemy Elixir filament. I'll give it a shot and let you know in 13 hours!
  10. It's a model I paid for and can't share. Yes ,I have auto slicing shut off I'm going to see if I can find a model on Thingiverse that can replicate the issue for you to see
  11. It is! That's what is most maddening about this version of Cura for me. I've tried the move option but the auto-slicing causes great pauses (as does layer view scrolling up and down (even using the arrow keys)
  12. This one is weird. I have had three recent prints where the first layer of the model wasn't placed flat on the bed. All of these failures happened around layer 2 or 3 since the portions needed to support them on layer one were not printed. I even went so far as to have Cura "Lay Flat on Bed" and it still left a side missing Yet in Simplify 3D v4 this first layer shows the entire first layer going on. (Support not checked on...just wanted to do a quick compare on the 1st layer) It's just really weird. Never had this happen before on previous builds (running the latest)
  13. I don't have the equipment to see closer than the pictures show @printedsolid is my source and perhaps they can find that answer
  14. I wanted to show off some of the nice prints I am getting with this stuff! Polyalchemy Elixir is impressive! I'm using the stock PLA settings in Cura, the only change I am making is once the first layer is down, lowering the temperature to 205C, which seems to be the "sweet spot" for this filament. It's a little unsettling when your nozzle first starts to extrude this material. When I loaded the filament, not much came out. It was like a "worm" (or the kids might prefer the "booger" term). I removed it, did an Atomic Pull on my Ultimaker 2+ just to make sure I didn't have a partial clog. All three pulls came up clean! I re-loaded it and loaded up a print. Once the extruder starter to prime the nozzle, I used to tweezers to "pull" the plastic out some. It doesn't leave that spaghetti pile I am used to with normal PLA filament. However when you see those layers going down, you know it's extruding just fine. I've been printing at 0.15 layer height and you hardly see the print lines. The color here is "Purple Rain" and it's very shiny....a bit hard to photograph!
  15. One tip I’ve had luck with... In Cura, go to your machine settings and set to Marlin. Then in Cura you can see the speeds , retract distance and so on For my UM2+ I set the retract distance to 6.9 and matched things up from there. Overall I find Cura does OK. The latest Cura I did a print with had a few problems so I went and did it again in S3D.
  16. I'm noticing something something "kind of" similar. When I load a model and chose my settings, I see the "Ready to Slice" and "Slice" happen...but sometimes the Save to File stays greyed out. If I select something else, say Add Support, that prompts Cura to Slice again and give me the blue Save to File. It's done it to me three times today but when I try to repeat the issue with a new model, it goes back to working fine.
  17. I thought that too but in Simplify3D the Skirt line went all the way around too. Here's the Thingiverse link, you do have to rotate the model for printing. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2753581
  18. Just installed Cura 3.3 and using the Ultimaker 2+ default 0.1 profile and only change I made was instead of brim, Skirt. 3mm away from print, 1 layer. This is what I got...
  19. I awoke to an email from Matterhackers giving all the details. I really like what I am reading about this new printer so far. TMC 2130's will make it very quiet. I'm re-fitting a Tevo Tornado with those, since I have a salmon-skin effect from the stock ones. The price is quite high, that's really surprised me. I knew it would be above what the UM3 is, but...wow. I was hoping the print volume would exceed 300 mm along each axis...looks like it came up a little short on one side. (Really? Engineering couldn't push the design a CM or two? ) Mesh bed leveling should be really helpful. I am also pleased to see some alternatives to glass for the print surface. The magnetic, removable metal build plates such as the Prusa I3 Mk3 come to mind. And the touch screen...a nice touch (see what I did there?) I would love to get my hands on one and see what it can do...just like everyone else whose here!
  20. I'm always puzzled by a few posters who, over the years, scoff at the need for a larger builder volume. 'Break it down into smaller pieces' and other comments are just silly. The competition has offered large volume printers for a year or two now. From gCreate gmax models, the Raise3D N2 Plus to the incredibly inexpensive CR-10S/S4/S5 models. The goal for a larger print volume for a new Ultimaker should be it's ability to align quality components, better engineering and clever ingenuity to offer customers that flexibility. I really think Ultimaker is late to the party on this endeavor but will be extremely interested to see what they offer. If you don't print large objects, then fine. But a lot of people do, so dismissing their needs strikes me as aloof.
  21. But can you actually put large spools on the back of that printer? A large printer will use large (larger than 1kg spools) amounts of filament. I'm hoping if there's an onboard camera is 1080P or higher for some nice time lapses.
  22. When's the release date? I've been nagging/begging/asking/hoping Ultimaker would offer a larger scale printer....I hope that's what this is and then some!
  23. Since I chimed in....I can say I found the cause.... It turned it I had a blob of material stuck in the extruder causing the noise. I changed filament and when I was trying to feed new filament in, it would go in without some force. In the bowden I saw a pea sized blob of filament chunks. It shoved that "pea" right into the hot end...so I removed the filament. I had to cook the sucker out... I did the first Atomic at 225 and pushed through new filament and a lot of the previous color came out. Cooled things down, did the first Atomic pull. Then a second just to be sure. Since then, I've done a couple prints for my Tevo Tornado and the prints have been outstanding.
  24. What temperature are you printing at? If too cool, that might cause some stress on the feeder
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