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  1. I also put this Ultimaker up on Craigslist here: http://albany.craigslist.org/ele/4586640234.html I'd prefer not to ship, I'm located in the Albany/Massachusetts area. I'm looking for $2600 for the Ultimaker 2. All serious offers will be considered and I'd be happy to provide pictures or video chat with interested buyers. I have a bunch of filament and fasteners too if you're interested =) Please PM! THANKS! :cool: To answer the inevitable "Why are you selling?" New job doesn't allow for as much free time for me to tinker and play.
  2. I haven't printed over 230c yet.
  3. I forgot to mention that this is printed in ColorFabb XT. I had it printing for a few hours overnight with no melting or softening issues yet. Fingers crossed.
  4. I just found this updated fan mount for the UM2 that brings the airflow from the right fan closer to the hotend. Better airflow with less weight on the XY carriage? Should be an improvement, we'll see. https://www.youmagine.com/designs/ultimaker-2-fan-mount
  5. I believe the current stance on this isn't a matter of IF, but a matter of when you'll have feeder/hotend complications with the current feeder design.
  6. pikey

    Ultimaker² lead time update

    For anybody looking for an Ultimaker 2 in the USA. Maker Shed has them in stock for $2,999 http://www.makershed.com/Ultimaker_2_3D_Printer_p/mkum3.htm?utm_content=Ultimaker%202s%20Back%20in%20Stock%203%20CID_2e66dc41cd302c733b91918bfad147e4&Click=177242&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Ultimaker%202s%20Back%20in%20Stock%203&utm_source=Email%20Campaign&utm_term=Ultimaker%202
  7. pikey

    Shipping Packaging for UM?

    You're not the first person to say this Chris, probably won't be the last. I 100% agree with you. This unboxing video is from a company that was presenting right beside Ultimaker at NY3DPrintShow: http://youtu.be/ub4Y2fkbw2I Their packaging at the show was updated (and much better, the packaging acted as a carry case for the printer!) but this video also shows how well everything is placed inside the box. I really hope that Ultimaker has a chance to update the packaging. A lot can happen between NL and the USA (in my case). Especially after being lugged from truck to plane to truck to plane to truck to warehouse to truck to warehouse to truck to warehouse to truck to me. It seems to me that a lot can and does has happened.
  8. I'm having the exact same problem. I think that the nozzle stays too hot for too long (or while heating up). I think there is still pressure in the bowden tube.
  9. Whats the part number for the bearing? I know its the standard ultimaker one, but I don't want to disassemble my current feeder just to get the part number.
  10. No problem, I love these designs. The yoke on your feeder was awesome, I used it all the time to give the printer a helping hand when testing different spring tensions and had to bypass a chewed up portion of filament. Interest is high from me!
  11. This is the ring that went around the bearing, It cracked in half. I prefer the bearing against filament directly personally. Getting the spacer out of the inside of the bearing was a huge hassle too.
  12. I've been playing with that all day, I ended up going back from the Robert/Geeks feeder to the Geeks feeder. So far this has been a very reliable feeder! Roberts feeder was well designed, but I think my spring was too tight for it because it cracked. No pictures for now =[ I hope so, I contacted the manufacturer and they said that those bends might be from the vacuum sealing. Now that I'm back to a reliable feeder I'll break out the orange and give it another try. I'm printing in "silver" from the same manufacturer now (Prototype Supply/Toybuilder Labs) and am getting better results than I was with orange. I still had the best results from Prototype Supply Black and Ultimaker Blue.
  13. It seems to print better the farther into the spool I get, maybe its because I'm being careful. I'm printing .06 layer height at 70mm/s right now, nice and safe. Here is a picture of when I had Geeks feeder mounted. I really liked it, but I'm finally getting my fasteners in to try all the available designs. In the photos below I hadn't yet guided the filament through the guide pulleys before I took the photo, whoops.
  14. I think I'm posting too much... Here is a Geeks/Robert FrankenFeeder. I used the spring assembly from Geeks feeder design on Roberts feeder. It compliments the rest of my Geeks/Robert design Ultimaker2 very well. How does it feed? I don't know. I can't tell you because this orange filament does whatever the hell it wants whenever it wants. I've been printing it at 210c and get good results, but still can't make it past 8mm3/s consistently. Maybe changing filament at the same time as the feeder (twice) was a bad idea... live and learn.
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