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  1. Are you going the share the openscad files? Would love to take a look at them
  2. I will try a lower temp, but for now just printing it with ultimaker pla. Besides the stringing I found that the colorfabb PLA/HPA also breaks much faster. Can this have to do with the temperature or is this just a difference between materials?
  3. Just wanted to share my experience with the Ultimaker PLA and the Colorfabb PLA/PHA. With bigger objects I did not have any issues with either. But today I am printing something smaller and also something that uses a lot of retraction while printing. I found that the Colorfabb PLA/PHA performs not as good as the Ultimaker PLA. It seams like the Colorfabb PLA/PHA is much softer (it also breaks easier). Using the same settings on the ultimaker. 2.80mm filament, 75 mm/s print speed and the default retraction settings.
  4. Hi, Disabled the "check SD" and that made the progress bar show up, but did not fix the freezes. Disabled virus scanner (kasperksky) and the freezes are gone :-)
  5. Hi, Just testing out the new cura 13.6.2 on windows 7 64bit machine. The main window freezes up many times. Also I do not see the progress bar that David showed yesterday at the ultimaker event. Love to work with this new version, but as it freezes up for 3 to 5 seconds every time I do anything, it is a bit unworkable :-) Let me know if you need any more info to resolve this. Regards, Richard
  6. Hi, After having a makerbot for the last 3 1/2 years (yes one of the very old ones) I finally decided to upgrade to a new 3d printer. I mainly wanted a bigger build platform for my projects. So I ordered my ultimaker with extra controller and some extra spools of pla and abs last tuesday. The order was processed the next day and the day after it was shipped. I happily received my box last friday at 5.55pm. I was really worried DHL would screw up and deliver it after the weekend, but I was lucky and could start playing. I started friday with the build and was finished on yesterday (saturday) around 2pm. And no, I did not go overnight, had a normal good sleep in between. My first print was of course the default ultimaker robot. And OOOO what was I shocked. The robot came out just fine!!! Trust me, coming from my old makerbot, this seemed like a miracle to me :-) For my second print I had to find a harder challenge. I downloaded the single line wall tornado vase and without rescaling it (it is 20+cm heigh) I started printing that. What an amazing thing to see being printed! If you have never printed it, I can highly recommend it. This machine seemed suddenly magical to me. On my old makerbot at least 1 out of 2 prints (especially if they where big) would screw up. But here was a seriously beautiful vase coming to live in front of my eyes. I did had to cancel the print at 98%, a little above 20cm, as I think I had reached the limit height and did not want to break my lovely new 3d printer. I am on my 4th print now, the hexagon duplo train crossing for my little son. It is printing it at high resolution, and so far being at 1.6mm heigh it is going fine. So I have to say my first 2 day experience with the ultimaker is great! The build went smooth. I did not have any issues with the treading on the end stops. I do have to say that the last section of the build is a bit less well documented then all the first steps, but I managed. The only thing that I had missing in my box what the plastic wrapping to keep the feed tube and electronic wires together from the extruder head to the feeder. But I had some velcro laying around, so was an easy fix. I am confused about one thing. still have a box left with many screws in them, including some screw types I did not use at all ?!?!? Did I miss something? Or is ultimaker just very generous with their screws? p.s. I am not attempting to diss the Makerbot. The makerbot I refer to is one of the earliest models. I am sure they have made progress as well. All I have to say is that I am really impressed how the 3d printer industry has evolved in the past 3 years. Really impressive! Thanks for the great work Ultimaker!
  7. Hi, I received my ultimaker 2 days ago, and been printing since yesterday non-stop :-) I had the same issue with the default robot. I had to manually tell it to heat up before it would print. I do not have this issue with any items I created my self.
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