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  1. Still no noise (I've got newish ones to compare with). I imagine the teeth probably are worn, however I can't see any effect on print quality. This morning I ran a test print on all printers (the newest one only has 2000 hours), I can't see obvious differences in print quality that suggest that any of them need new belts. Certainly nothing like the picture earlier in this thread. I will look out for signs that the belts need changing, (I might change them at 40000 hrs whether they need it or not!)
  2. I've just looked up the spare parts available. The belts pack looks like it comes with sliding blocks and copper bushes as well. Do these other parts replacing when the belts are done?
  3. Thanks for the replies. I'll look at the belts and run some test prints to compare the printers. I do get dust on the motors, but that happens when the printers are new as well (although any printer with less than 5000 hours I still consider new!). I certainly haven't noticed loud noises from the belts. Bowden tubes have been replaced, and many other parts as well on a regular basis as required. I think belts are about one of the only things I haven't changed. I tend to agree with the old adage "Don't fix what's not broken", so unless a part actua
  4. In what way did the "print quality decrease slightly"? What was it that you noticed had changed? Thanks for your reply
  5. How do you know when the belts need changing? I've got several UM2+, two of which have over 20000 hours. I've never changed the belts on any of them as I have never found a reason to. So I would be very interested to know what I should be looking for that indicates the belts need changing? Thanks
  6. To me it appears as though the bed is too far from the nozzle. The first layer needs to squash flat to stick to the bed.
  7. Thanks for the reply. What I have to loose is about £200 on a copy of windows 10. If it doesn't work on Windows 10 then I would put windows 8 on it which is much cheaper, hence it would be good to know if anyone has tried Cubify Invent on Windows 10.
  8. I currently use Cubify Invent and find it ideal for what I need to model. I'm looking at getting a new PC, does anyone know if it works on Windows 10? Thanks
  9. Odd, we obviously have very different perspectives. I have found Faberdashery to be much cheaper and produces great prints. I also have many more problems with spooled filament than I ever have with the unspooled filament from Faberdashery. They could improve the consistency of supply though, it is annoying when colours are out of stock for weeks.
  10. That was my thought too. It's a shame because I like their filament most.
  11. I've been waiting for Faberdashery to restock on several colours for months but no colours are coming back into stock and those that are in stock just seem to reduce. I've tried e-mailing and phoning them but get no reply. Does anyone know what's happening with them? Thanks
  12. That's under-extrusion. Most likely caused by a blocked nozzle. You need to do some atomic pulls to clean the nozzle.
  13. Innofil3D pro 1 PLA It's been around a while and the marketing blurb claims its brilliant and can be printed a lot faster than normal PLA. It's recently been recommended to me by someone who is probably biased. So has anyone done any comparison tests of Innofil3D pro 1 PLA versus "normal" PLA (whatever that is)? I would be particularly interested to hear of the results of any comparison tests against other leading brands. Peter
  14. Regardless of whether support is provided or not, printing from SD card remains essential. Most of the time my PC is not even on when the printer is printing. Incidentally none of my Ultimaker printers has wifi connectivity, nor is USB printing recommended by Ultimaker for them, including for the recently purchased one.
  15. Printing from an SD card is certainly not a "remnant from the past". My printers are not next to my PC and I print on more than one printer at a time. The SD card is essential.
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