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  1. Excellent, I am going to try getting one of those right now!
  2. The fan that cools the extruder, the part where the plastic comes out (as opposed to the dual fans) is very noisy and loud on my Ultimaker 2. I know it is this because when I stop the fan with my finger it is very quiet. This was confirmed when I visited another Maker Space and theirs was very quiet even though the fan was running. Where can I get another one from? It seems basic but has not listing on the fan. I contacted Ultimaker but haven't heard back and do not see it listed on the store. Now that I know they can be quieter I am eager to get a replacement. Thank you for any information.
  3. Excellent, thank you for the quick and easy lesson.
  4. How do you upload pictures to this forum? I click in the "My Media" button and it brings up an interface but there is no way to upload a fresh image. How do you do that?
  5. Interesting, I am going to be using 95% PLA types on here. I was thinking it would stay moderately flat, especially if heated on a level surface - maybe not. Think you can just replace the glass with this material?
  6. Haven't read this in years, came to this conclusion a little late in the thread but my disappointment is fresh. Like others have said, this was advertised and promised long ago. I understand it may working with the Original but that's why I bought the version 2: because of it's future ready tendencies. I feel a little bad I convinced my fiends to get this one because of the dual extrusion feature too... It feels a little like those new iPads - same thing in a taller/flatter/smaller package - when the real time and effort could have been true innovation. Like in the feeder, or dual extrusion. Or, in the Apple analogy, when gestures were introduced. I think that the framework is solid but remove the feeder and hot end and start fresh. Use the existing rails and pulleys for the hot end and the existing mounts for the feeder and build off of those. It is possible, I'm sure there are more ways to do it once you abandon the current model and make a different version that scraps some but doesn't leave you with an entirely blank slate. Clearly others have been doing it, it is present in the first version, and it must be made before any fabled UM3 comes out. See a working kit here: http://3dprint.com/31460/dual-extruder-ultimaker/ That being said I wish I would have realized this long ago and will be trying to tackle implementing this on the side. Thanks for everyone's super thorough discussion.
  7. I will check into that. As long as it sticks just as well it might be worth a shot. This could really increase my time between prints and keeping it running hot so as not to cool down.
  8. Has anyone heard of a flexible build plate before? These look awesome and I am wondering about size and the possibility of finding one that fits a regular UM2? https://www.adafruit.com/products/2233 This seems like it would be a really great way to get things off the plate without jarring, forcing, or otherwise forcefully removing it.
  9. After adjusting the firmware I was able to get a MUCH more consistent level on the print bead between jobs. Thanks for all the hard work, that really helped dial in the experience!
  10. @Drayson, I try to take it out nice and easy. It happens even if it comes off of the plate no problem. I have version 14.03 I will upgrade and try some more. @fluxline, How would I check that?
  11. I am having trouble keeping the build plate level between prints. I dial it in, calibrate it, and it prints great. Then, EVERY time I go for a new print, without even turning it off, the plate, when it comes time to lay down the first layer, is many millimeters off (either +/-). How do I fix it so it goes back to the same place every time instead of needing to calibrate before every print... Thanks for any tips!
  12. I have seen my axels start to move back and froth. They push out a little bit on the ends of the case. I have noticed it shifts my print so it is a problem. How do I fix this?
  13. I wanted to take a poll and see the different rates of success for Ultimaker 2 owners. I have been using this machine for about 6 months and am getting about a 25% completion rate. That is, 1 in 4 prints make it out of the machine. (Printing things that take under an hour) My friend said that is dismal, but for me this is a good streak. What is your normal success rate?
  14. I am looking to get this file printed and shipped: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/alternative-um2-feeder-version-two I live in Washington State. I am looking for a quote on price to print and ship. I have PayPal and that would be my preferred method. Hoping for something under $20. Thank you
  15. I looked at the site but did not see any tips. I sent out an email however. Unfortunately, the time it takes for shipping, plus the cost, is just not in range. I am looking at getting these replacements from Amazon though. It should work just fine eh? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L4VFV1M/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1KMIWXKO7K6U2
  16. Hello, Is there anywhere else to get a replacement tip for a UM2, maybe somewhere in the USA? I want to order a new one but the shipping is nearly $50, x3 for what the tip costs. Kind of a hassle. Anyone know of a replacement?
  17. I also did not see that Printed Solid did in fact ship to the USA now. I do think that is a first choice. As for the related thread, that is a good point of reference, I did not see that upon first glance.
  18. I am looking to find a good quality filament supplier in the United States. I have been ironing out the kinks in my workflow and I've found the best results with the better quality filaments - fairly understandable. But what I've been looking for are quality filament suppliers in the USA. I am willing to pay for the quality but am trying to avoid the shipping from Europe. The Ultimaker HQ recommended this product, however it is in the UK: http://www.printedsolid.com/product-category/pla-pha/ What brands would you recommend? Thanks
  19. These are some fantastic links. I really appreciate the variety of designs. I believe I will have to spend a full day researching these options and decide which one to print and test. Thank you so much for the support I believe one of these holds the key to unlocking the true potential of this machine!
  20. Hello, I have been having problems with my stock extruder. For whatever reason - poor quality filament, cheap design - I am looking into making a new one. I really can't afford to keep having it stall in the middle of a print. Anyways, I wanted to check with the community on the favorite extruder versions and why? The last one I listed here looks great and has many adjustments. Also adjusting the tension on the filament seems like a must. What are some features to look for when upgrading this part? How have you gotten past slippage in the past? And did this solve the problem? I see there are at least 3 different modifications on the YouMagine site. Posted in order of likes: Alternative UM2 Feeder - version two by IRobertI https://www.youmagine.com/designs/alternative-um2-feeder-version-two#!design-information Extruder UM2 Version 2 by Geeks https://www.youmagine.com/designs/extruder-um2-version-2#!design-information feeder for "Ultimaker 2 Rail System" by UltiArjan https://www.youmagine.com/designs/feeder-for-ultimaker-2-rail-system#!design-information Thank you for the insight.
  21. To recap, the fix was as follows: The bed was not heating up, although the extruder nozzle was. I checked the connections underneath the printer on the microcontroller - all good. Next, I checked the wires leading to the buildplate. I found a faulty solder to the heating element. This was because some plastic had gotten in there and a heating/cooling cycle ensued. Similar to how ice cracks open rocks this led to a break in the solder connection. Remember to keep your printer clean! Special thanks to the Ultimaker team for helping me out with this one!
  22. After much tinkering last night I found no solution (sometimes waiting 30+ minutes to see if it was truly "warming up"). This morning, I woke up to a working UM2. A happy resolution.
  23. Great ideas guys. I am going to try the soldering iron first and see if the flat edge can weld much. If that doesn't work I may move up to the glass sheets - I will advise
  24. I have been using my UM2 today and after I printed the last object it will no longer go past the "Heating Up..." mode as shown in the picture. I looked into the setting and the nozzle is not heating up on its own. I used to be able to fix this by manually setting it and the wheels got turning. However, I tried many things - wipe SD card, turn off machine, different models, different slicers, factory reset - and the result is the same. Note, that the calibration methods and test extrusion worked after factory reset during the "initial out of box calibration". Yet, once past that, still stuck in this mode... How else should I go about troubleshooting?
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