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  1. Had one of those when released first. There is another listing on E-Bay for same only has plate and cables. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heated-Bed-Kit-Aluminium-Plate-with-Temperature-Sensor-for-Ultimaker-3D-Printers-/221520297760?ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123 Have to be really careful though, I ripped the connector off the side after a week The relay I got with it was crap burned out in no time got this instead http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&view=all&item=180887450162&tid=1252082252008&ssPageName=ADME:X:UPICB:IE:1123 The Power supply they were also selling never worked so bought this http://www.ebay.ie/itm/DC-5V-12-24V-Universal-Switching-Power-Supply-for-LED-Strip-CCTV-or-other-use-UK-/261382913321? You'll also need 4.7k ohm resistor and when recompiling the firmware make sure to read this http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/6391-not-sure-if-this-is-a-bug-with-cura-1407-or-another-issue/ For the short time I had them all working together it was pretty good set up. So for the plate on it's own it's a good deal, then, source all the other bits locally.
  2. It was the heated bed on sale on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heated-Bed-Kit-for-Ultimaker-Reprap-3d-Printers-MK2-PCB-Aluminium-plate-/161157442118%20, still hearing good things about it, upgraded the relay on it to a 30a one, I think with all the pulling and pushing of boards n stuff I might have shorted something out, I have a project for the next couple of days but might dip my toe after that thanks for your help and encouragement.
  3. Thanks 3dGuy that worked, printer back to where it was, heated bed not working, but a bit unnerved by the whole thing, so I think I'll just go without now.
  4. Having a nightmare here, same issue, managed to reinstall new firmware, put machine back together and controller is just dead in the water now, tried all obvious connections etc.anyone have any idea where i should start looiking??
  5. Apologies for not replying sooner, it appears that it was the Infill overlap as suggested by illuminarti took the overlap down to 5% which was leaving lines at the top of my model where there was an inset with support material and just ended up making the infill 100% and overlap at which seemed to do the trick, the back of the part was still slightly rougher but attributing that to fan position so reversed the part and it came out ok,
  6. I've been having this recurring issue with tall thick prints for a while now I've checked belts and gone from having them really tight to somewhat looser to really loose,I've messed around with the bed too but nothing seems to make this go away,it only seems to happen on Prints with thick walls requiring fil The walls on this model are http://www.flickr.com/photos/90997546@N04/9313787496/ is on the left hand side of the printer Fan side and is as good quality as I can get ,the second pichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/90997546@N04/9311001725/in/photostream/ is the back side and the third is the right ,http://www.flickr.com/photos/90997546@N04/9313787840/in/photostream/ each side has varying levels of quality I'm pretty stumped at this stage my settings are Layer Height.09 Speed 65 Max Fill Density 75% Shell .4 Bottom /Top .4 Temp 240
  7. Get Ultimaker kit on the 11th, on the 13th during build discover teflon plug end for the Bowden tube is missing, search everywhere several times, wonder if this part is not obsolete 'cause wiki doesn't get updated very fast I notice. Post on forum, told I definetley do need piece, so then after exploring all these avenues contact Ultimaker, get a vague non committal mail asking have I perhaps "misplaced" piece myself , if not, mail back and they will sort it out for me. Mail back assuring them that I have most defineltey not "misplaced" part and explain other avenues taken before contacting them,I am that sure, ask in mail could they please let me know what course of action will be taken, and when I might get replacement. 24 hours after mail still no reply so ,I contact them asking for the courtesy of reply to my previous mail, questioning how serious they are taking this issue and are they accepting responsibility, get very petulant reply telling me to have patience that piece has been sent , tracking number included in the reply. Reply pointing out that all that needed to be done was simple aknowledgement of my issue which is normal operating procedure when dealing with other customer service representatives in similar situations and politely reminding them that this a buisness transaction . Acknowlegement that perhaps they should have contacted me to assure me they were dealing with issue but in a "nice" business way. Now on the 18th there is no tracking information on DHL website, call them up asking if there is a problem with their site or perhaps there is some sort of delay with shipping relaying them the number I was given, They inform me that this package only collected today and was being sent by road which will take up to 3 business days at best Friday the 21st, email support again and ask to justify why they sent out piece only today and via the slow route reminding them that they left me short this piece and I had expected better. Late this afternoon I get a sarcasticly tinged reply quoting different tracking number than the one issued last week and stating that package was in Dublin. When I go to check DHL with new number it reports that package has been delivered and signed for by somone who doesn't live in my building and has no association with the seperate billing address on my account. Reply reports that this must discussed with other colleagues now and at close of business they've left, they can't see information on DHL for original tracking number they supplied, obviously unaware that I told them in an email this morning that I had spoken to DHL and they had explained why the tracking number is not showing. so this evening I have no idea what is going on, what is my tracking no. and why do I have to wait until Friday. Now, through out all of this I have to keep reminding myself that is a startup company, errors will occur and I must be patient and show some consideration. I try to be considerate and appreciate how busy they might be and, what pressures there must be especially when you witness the size of the bubble that is forming in this market. What aids consideration and sympathy from me, the customer, is, prompt, clear,communication, acknowledging clear and concise understanding of the issue and clearly advising on solutions being explored to remedy it. What is not acceptable, and, no customer should have to aploogise for complaining about, not replying, not answering questions asked, vague,non-comittal answers,but, worst of all is having to tolerate during a business transcation with customer service reps are emails with intonations akin to a surly teenager who has been chided for not tidying his room, especially when responding to criticisms about their lapse in approach to customer service. I chose to buy an Ultimaker because of recommendations by people locally (who have been supportive in trying to rectify this issue over the last week) and there seems to be a good community on the forums and the groups. But, when you consider all of this on top of other niggly bits, melted end stop cable by soldering iron, and ironic qc stamp on front panel of Lasercut pieces = poor quality control, but had let slide because I can work around these issues. But, I despair now, and, whether I get this piece and even then, the time to get this project finished before the holidays I'm really indifferent to and disappointed over all by the whole experience now.I had planned to be doing demos for some folk this week which I've had to defer. So can someone tell me Is this as good as it gets normally with UM and have I made a huge mistake, or I have just caught a bad break here, I'm talking to two other manufacturers one of whom suplies prebuilts for simlar price as kit and full garaunteed so I'm questioning should I just cut my losses now and unload this as I now know what 's under the hood and even so there is great build support on the other rep rap forums, because don't see why I should have to deal with this level of frustration and try again over yonder. Ultimaker is not the only show in town??????
  8. Thanks so much for your quick response ,guess I'm not printing this week then :(
  9. Hi ,I'm in the middle of building my printer and I'm stuck on the bowden tube feeder, in on the wiki it refers to a teflon tube that the bowden tube fits into,http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultimaker/8185558850/lightbox/ , all I have is this guy, which I am presuming goes on top of the head, so is it the case that this part is obsolete and the intention is for the bowden to feed directly into the PEEK as shown , or, have I been left short this teflon tube??
  10. Hi Daid, Changing the opengl file worked for me thanks .
  11. Hi. I'm having same problems in Win 64bit found the the file preview3d.py C:/Program Files(x86)/Cura_12.11/gui but no line of code with 9999 in it, checked several times, could you perhaps put it into context with preceding lines or even a screen shot. I'm on the cusp of buying a machine but want to do some tests first.Thanks
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