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  1. Alright, looks like a classic "this version doesn't work but 4.7 does" Still not what I would call 100% infill though...
  2. I have been trying to get the whole Support Blocker -> Per Section of Model Settings to work and I need some help. It looks like this is still a thing in the software but it keeps crashing on the slicing with any model. It used to work fine. Is this still a real feature or does it not work anymore?
  3. I have a few follow up questions if possible. 1) The PolyBox looks great but it seems to only offer passive de-humidification. Is there perhaps a model that is active drying yet still affordable? 2) How well has your machine dealt with flexible filament? Lets say the UM TPU 95A. I know a lot of people swear by only using direct drive extruders with flexible materials. However, how well do these work? 3) Is there a power failure mode? Living in the PNW trees fall on power lines often and the power goes out, or might just flicker with the wind, etc. Anyway to
  4. Thank you sincerely to all the replies here. The information from all of the people who have used these machines is valuable. It is also a vote of confidence in this machine. I do believe we will invest in the S5. It seems as though to nail the PVA it really has to be kept perfect. I will explore breakaway but I really like to gravitate towards a single solution. With that being said I like to integrated material storage offered by UM however the nearly $3,300 price tag makes it something we will look at in the future.
  5. Long story short my company is looking for a new 3D printer. We have had a nearly continually running Ultimaker 2 since 2014. It is a champion. However, it does not do dual extrusion - easily. I bought it because it was marketed that it would have the function. Never panned out. Enter PRUSA. I watched as they developed the MMU2 Multi-Extrusion upgrade. I purchased the i3 MK3S printer and then patiently waited 8 weeks for the printer then another 4 weeks for the MMU2. Both in kit form. Wow, that was a lot of time and energy to setup and it really doesn't run that well. It's cool and
  6. Looking at ordering an S5 or S3 and I am curious if there are safer ways to ship these? Say if we are based in the USA can MatterHackers ship with a better company? It would be really nice to have the new machine in working order when it arrives. I know shipping can be tricky though.
  7. As someone looking at purchasing a nearly $10k printer bundle this is slightly unnerving to think it can still get bricked, and if it does, it has to be sent back. How common is this? Was the problem ever fixed with the OP?
  8. Excellent, I am going to try getting one of those right now!
  9. 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 informatio
  10. Excellent, thank you for the quick and easy lesson.
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. @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?
  18. 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!
  19. 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?
  20. 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?
  21. 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
  22. 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
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