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  1. I take it that 13.10 has an upgrade for dual extrusion? so as i cant get 13.10 to work, there is no point in me upgrading? is there another program I could use that would allow dual extrusion? Paul
  2. Daid, I removed the file and it made no difference. the print window just opens up empty and it sits there. If i click on it ,it comes up as not responding. looks like I'm sticking with 12.11 Paul
  3. Daid, I really struggle to get any build after 12.11 to work properly. I tried 13.04 last night with the stock settings and the extruder seamed to run way too slow ,the print ended up looking like a fishing net instead of being solid. Yet 12.11 works straight away with no tweaking required at all. The only problem I've had with 12.11 is that sometimes when I upscale a model, it returns an error 'something went wrong with the slicing' , or something similar Paul
  4. I've just upgraded to 13.10 (win xp) and loaded a model that worked on previous versions. When i press print all I get is an empty window titled 'printing' and nothing else. I'm not sure if its just hung or if its doing something in the background. I've retried it with some other models and I get the same issue. If I return back to a previous version (12.11) it prints OK, any ideas???? paul
  5. They are designed around expensive machines because they deliver parts that are of retailable quality. The makerbot machines are nothing more than a version of the reprap machines ,designs of which are freely available. Given the expertise that Stratasys obviously have ,it wouldnt take much to advance the machine way more than the user base ever could. so really I would value the product really low as the user base is very low, the amount of users on Thingiverse is masive though. The advertising potential is huge and these days it seems that it is far easier to let a website rake in the cash t
  6. The items are grouped together so I would say that its not unreasonable to check that you have the main groups available before you start. You dont have to check it down to the last nut and bolt before you start ,i would say that you are more likely to loose something that way. As for complaining over a year after receiving the item, I'm inclined to go with Ultimaker on that one. As for the T's& C's that Daid has pointed out, they also say that they don't guarantee electronic components. Well if anyone does have issues with their electronics it would be worth pointing out to them that as a
  7. Stratasys could easily make their own version of the makerbot machine ,if they wanted too. More likely is that they just want the website as they could turn it into the 3D printing world version of Facebook. Paul
  8. Although my issue wasn't quite the same ,just try removing the arduino from the main board ,then try to establish comms and download the current firmware. Replace the arduino on the main board (carefully as others have fried components when the arduino wasnt connected to the correct pins) and then see if you can see the device. Paul
  9. Im getting similar problems which was improved slightly by turning off the fan. Im still unable to print anything which is wide and thin (thingiverse fan cover) as the bottom layers just curl off the bed after 2-3 layers. I've been extruding at 25-260C bed temp 85-95C. Paul
  10. Try an older version of Cura ,I get loads of comms errors with 13.04, I went back to 12.** and no issues, I don't use anything else now. Paul
  11. would it be possible to automatically reduce the print speed on tall thin objects? If I try to print something tall then invariably I have to gradually reduce the speed as the height increases otherwise the print either wobbles and falls over or is knocked off the table by the nozzle. Reducing the speed part way through means I cant leave the machine alone or to start it off on a very slow speed and leave it at that. You could have a box where you could either input a minimum base size or a % ratio of base to height. Then another box for the % reduction in speed that you would want the print t
  12. Mine appeared to pack in once when I had caused a short on the nozzle heater connections on the main board. I unplugged it from the mains and kept retrying it every 10 minutes. It took 4 hours to reset by which time I'd already ordered a spare from eBay. The lesson here is to be not to hasty ,give it time Paul
  13. Bill, I don't think that you can count the cost of replacing parts as I recall in your case, some of that was down to how it was put together or used? but not only that, most people can get the machine to print straight away with few or no issues so I think that to say that costs are similar is stretching the truth just a tad. Paul
  14. Trim the tube and try again, if the fitting gives way with a sharp tug, I wound say either the tube is still damaged (possibly undersized but unlikely) or the fitting is damaged. paul
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