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  1. xenopaul

    Far too much material on a small model.

    Like this? [profile] filament_diameter = 3 nozzle_size = 0.4 wall_thickness = 0.8 retraction_enable = True layer_height = 0.1 solid_layer_thickness = 0.6 fill_density = 20 print_speed = 50 print_temperature = 220 support = Exterior Only enable_raft = False filament_density = 1.00 skirt_line_count = 1 skirt_gap = 3.0 retraction_min_travel = 5.0 retraction_speed = 40.0 retraction_amount = 4.5 retraction_extra = 0.0 travel_speed = 150 max_z_speed = 3.0 bottom_layer_speed = 20 cool_min_layer_time = 5 fan_enabled = True bottom_thickness = 0.3 object_sink = 0.0 enable_skin = False plugin_config = model_matrix = 1.6,0.0,0.0,0.0,1.6,0.0,0.0,0.0,1.6 gcode_extension = gcode alternative_center = cool_min_feedrate = 10 fan_layer = 1 fan_speed = 100 fan_speed_max = 100 retract_on_jumps_only = True solid_top = True force_first_layer_sequence = True extra_base_wall_thickness = 0.0 infill_type = Line fill_overlap = 15 sequence = Loops > Perimeter > Infill hop_on_move = False joris = False raft_base_material_amount = 100 raft_interface_material_amount = 100 raft_margin = 5 support_dual_extrusion = False support_rate = 50 support_distance = 0.5 bridge_speed = 100 [alterations] start.gcode = ;Sliced {filename} at: {day} {date} {time} ;Basic settings: Layer height: {layer_height} Walls: {wall_thickness} Fill: {fill_density} ;Print time: {print_time} ;Filament used: {filament_amount}m {filament_weight}g ;Filament cost: {filament_cost} G21 ;metric values G90 ;absolute positioning M107 ;start with the fan off G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops G28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops G1 Z15.0 F{max_z_speed} ;move the platform down 15mm G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length G1 F200 E3 ;extrude 3mm of feed stock G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length again G1 F{travel_speed} M117 Printing... support_end.gcode = support_start.gcode = cool_end.gcode = cool_start.gcode = replace.csv = end.gcode = ;End GCode M104 S0 ;extruder heater off M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it) G91 ;relative positioning G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way M84 ;steppers off G90 ;absolute positioning
  2. Hi guys. Last time you heard from me I was starting my wonderful journey into printing which has gone really well so far and I've managed to produce a few of my kits for prop collectors who follow me on Facebook. As a 3d modeller myself I know how to prepare models for games and export but I discovered it is definitely not the same for 3d printing. I'll point out the obvious first I know the model should be watertight, learnt this from running my own Shapeways store for 6 months. I also know that flipped normals, manifold edges and other mesh problems can make it a disaster. My question is why did this model from Thingiverse use up 3.5 metres of my filament and take 5 hours to print when She is only 8cm in length? Here's my Cura settings for that particular piece. Nozzle: 0.8 Layer height: 1.0 top/bottom layer: 0.6 inside fill: 0.6 Support: External only No heated bed Single extruder Filament diameter: 3mm Colour Silver You guys have been great btw. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be up and running so I trust you can identify the problem in an instant. :grin: Paul
  3. xenopaul

    Bed level out

    I have my nozzle set exactly where I want it but I don't understand. You're all saying something different do I adjust the four screws or somehow access the switch from the inside? Sorry but once this is sorted the only posts you should be getting from me are my printed projects Paul
  4. xenopaul

    Bed level out

    I went to print again and on the first layer the head dragged it and ripped it all apart. I did everything that you said. The only part I didn't get was "and then slowly move the head to just touch the bed, and then adjust the z limit switch so it is just triggered in that position" is there a physical switch or is this on the ulticontroller? :???: Paul
  5. xenopaul

    Bed level out

    Again brilliant advice and so easy to follow. You guys rock Paul
  6. xenopaul

    Estimating price in preference

    I'm not sure if we are allowed to put links here but if you check my website link you can follow the progress. Thanks guys Paul
  7. xenopaul

    Bed level out

    Hi guys I moved my ultimaker to another part of the house during renovations and when I returned it to the desk the bed level is out. It's not the table as I have a spirit level on the top of my machine. Is there a quick and accurate way to get my print bed back to the default it was when it arrived. I did a test print and the first layer was destroyed by the head dragging it Sorry if this has been asked before I'm new Paul
  8. Hi guys. I've had my Ultimaker for only a week now and having so much fun. Just got a huge commision for a cosplay piece it's a Hawkeye's quiver from the Avengers and is 1/1 scale. I was wondering how I estimate the cost to quote the client. I saw something in preferences about KG but what is the standard length of a roll of PLA for UM? Is there an easy formula for working this out? :???: Paul
  9. xenopaul

    Can't preheat PLA

    It worked! There was one white wire out so I trimmed it and installed it in the terminals. Thanks so much to you both Paul
  10. xenopaul

    Can't preheat PLA

    Hi guys I posted this in my welcome note but thought it would be more practical here. Basically I recieved my ultimaker 2 days ago and all was great it was assembled and there were samples on the print bed. Naturally I wanted to print a demo so loaded my PLA and secured it, navigated to the Ulticontroller's preheat PLA and sat back and waited. ...and waited ... The temp didn't rise and it displayed 25 / 000 where there is meant to be 25 / 180. I took some pics of the bottom as I noticed that the heater plug was missing is this normal? :???: Any help would be great as I'm dying to try out my new toy and it's been a while now :-P Paul
  11. xenopaul

    Hello from the UK

    Thanks. I tried just clicking print and it raised the bed to home position and stopped. I waited but the temp didn't rise, which is weird as my UM arrived with printed items on the bed. Hope it's not a wire loose as I wouldn't know where to start lol Paul
  12. xenopaul

    Hello from the UK

    Hi to all from not so sunny Southampton. I got my Ultimaker yesterday assembled and I love it. I have one small problem though I know it's something probably mentioned here already. When I turn it on the Ulticontroller is lit the fan is going and the card is inserted. I also have my PLA installed and secured. I wanted to print the test robot demo just to see it in action but my temp reads "25 / 000" I went to preheat PLA and it doesn't rise just makes a short hiss sound and then stays on 25 / 000. Can anyone tell me how to preheat my PLA for a print? Once I get that working I can start playing with Cura All in all if this is the only teething problem I'm happy with my unit and can't wait to print Paul

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