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  1. Ok lubing definitely did the trick. Thanks again @neotko!
  2. Didn't even think of oiling. Thanks for that! https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/150-lubricating-the-axes
  3. Hi Ultimaker Board, It's been like 4 years since I put my Ultimaker Original to use. It has been sitting in the closet and has been carried on 2 migrations (moving from apartment to apartment over the years). I powered up the Ultimaker earlier today for a print and it turns out the X and Y axis don't move at all! Z axis (bed) moves perfectly fine, up and down very smoothly. The entire unit shakes very hard when I try to make a print. PLA plastic oozes out just fine. With the Ultimaker turned off completely, I cannot move the print head freely at all. I would need to use excessive force on the rods (which I don't want to do) to move the slightest bit. Any suggestions on what to do to bring my Ultimaker back to life?
  4. i'm here in los angeles. care to sell?
  5. just moved to a new apartment and realized I left the PSU for my Ultimaker Original somewhere (nowhere to be found). can someone advise to where i can buy a replacement Power Supply Unit? I see tons on eBay and Amazon but there's so many different ones, I'll probably end up getting the wrong one. Any help is appreciated!
  6. itsjames

    Optimal Manual Settings

    And YES, I do appreciate your input Illuminarti.
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    Optimal Manual Settings

    Illuminarti, I do understand your point, and yes I know there is no simple answer to what I asked, but a simple answer wasn't what I was looking for. It's already obvious to me there is no one God setting that prints all fine things in life at Mach 1 speed. What I was asking was what are YOUR optimal settings for fine print quality. One example setting would have sufficed, instead you turn this topic into something else and I have to respond. Take a look at the quality and see what I'm talking about. All the bad ones, I chucked in an office can, these are the only ones I found out of at least 30 small prints. All of these were printed at 0.2mm layer height. "Business Card" (Printed on Preset NORMAL QUALITY/SPEED Print): http://oi47.tinypic.com/110dw6u.jpg Key (Printed on Preset HIGH QUALITY/SLOW SPEED Print): http://oi50.tinypic.com/34yem47.jpg Fan Cone (Printed on Preset LOW QUALITY/FAST SPEED Print): http://oi50.tinypic.com/9zou9y.jpg Screw-on Capped Bottle (Printed on Preset NORMAL QUALITY/SPEED Print): http://oi50.tinypic.com/p82np.jpg http://oi46.tinypic.com/wquiqw.jpg YES, my bed is properly calibrated. YES, my unit is on stable grounds. YES, unit is most likely assembled properly (purchased assembled by Ultimaker). Quality check? I've printed several more at 0.1mm, which came out really nicely, although I still want finer quality. I've switched up a couple settings as I just learned I could do from Owen, at the moment I'm printing at 0.6mm height and B/T0.18mm of a sample file. I'll see how that turns out and update on those later...
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    Optimal Manual Settings

    Appreciate the input. I didn't know I could go less than 0.1mm on the layer. Would slowing down the print speed along with thinning the layer be necessary? Or can I stay at the default speed?
  9. itsjames

    Optimal Manual Settings

    I believe you two have taken it the wrong way. Never, was I disappointed in the machine. Nor were my prints resulting to poor results. If I've somehow offended either of you with my topic, I didn't mean to. As a matter of fact, I love this machine and I think it's the sickest thing ever. It's my first 3D printer to own and some of the other machines I've seen like Printrbot, the Afinias and the POS Cube don't even come CLOSE when it comes to the quality and speed factors (although I do plan to purchase a Rep 2 in the near future). But this wasn't a review of the machine. My question was regarding what your Cura print settings are for the finest quality of printing. I'm currently printing at default settings with the exception of 0.1mm layer height and 0.3mm B/T thickness settings. 0.2mm height and 0.6mm B/T thickness wasn't cutting it, and some of the prints resulted to cracking up.
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    3D Printable Robot - MAKI

    Cool. Sorta creepy A.F. but still cool.
  11. itsjames

    Optimal Manual Settings

    Enjoying my new Ultimaker that I received just 3 days ago. I've already printed so many different objects so far but I noticed the quality just isn't what I expected it to be. What are your settings for finer quality prints? I'm on CURA and using the standard default settings printing basic objects like toys, gadgets, and little tools. But now I want to print out some sculptures that require some more detail. Basically, I'm trying to go for much finer prints, I don't mind the time as much. I can leave the machine running overnight.
  12. itsjames

    Documentation?

    Just want to update to you all, I'm having so much fun with the machine. Already on my 30th print. Going mad!!!! :-P :mrgreen:
  13. itsjames

    Documentation?

    Punish me lol. Thanks for the tip(s) Trion, including for the previous thread A plethora of saves. Thank you!
  14. itsjames

    Just Got My ULTIMAKER!

    Trion, You're the man. Thank you.
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