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  1. Ha ha! Don't make me laugh when I'm trying to be outraged. Huff!
  2. So far so good... the Chinese teflon appears to be outperforming the official one. At a fraction of the cost. Time for another gamble!
  3. Hey @SandervG, thanks for your reply - and for staying so upbeat and positive. That looks very straightforward. The point I was trying (and failing) to make was that this whole process isn't super-simple for some people, and that swapping the individual print head parts isn't THAT much more complex than the approach of replacing the whole head. I get that feeding wires is fiddly, etc, but with any 3d printer today there is fiddly work involved. For many of us, installing a new PT-100 (for example) is no big deal. There is money to be saved in replacing only those parts that need it. Anyw
  4. I had missed that, you're right. Thank you for the more detailed explanation. I understand that some emphasis has been put on ease of use and simplicity. But you're selling this to Ultimaker 2 and Extended owners. If we weren't comfortable disassembling the print head, we'd have had a lot of trouble replacing the wonderfully consumable teflon spacer that's kept us limping along until now. Replacing the stepper motor isn't going to be a simple task, which makes me question how much extra trouble the additional parts (rods, bearings, housing, etc) are saving. Personally I don't think I need the
  5. This seems very expensive. It also seems like there are parts that wouldn't have needed replacement, like the stepper and rods..?
  6. I had problems with this too. Nowhere near the advertised size. Turns out... it was the skirt. Cura was limiting the object area so that the skirt would fit. To disable it, set Line Count to 0 in Expert Settings. That will buy you more space. Thought it might help others who get here via Google - as I did!
  7. @Dim3nsioneer - I thought about that, but with shipping to Australia they're even more expensive. But possibly worth it for the increased robustness. @ultiarjan - I thought it could be interesting to see how good/bad they were while my old spacer was still hanging on, but I think it finally gave up last night. Might need to bite the bullet and order one locally to get it here faster! What kills me is that Ultimaker EU now give these spacers away for free with the high-temp filaments... but without the filament, the cost is so high (and the Australian reseller doesn't yet stock the high-tem
  8. Ask them? No, I got angry and ranted on the internet! Good... good point. Hrm. Time for this grumpy old man to go to bed. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll take it up with them tomorrow. I'm reasonably confident that there's no (accidental) error, though. Also, I may have just taken a gamble...
  9. So in Australia, the new distributors for Ultimaker want $40.90 (€36.82) for a PTFE spacer. Considering that this is now considered a consumable, I'm pretty annoyed to have to pay the cost of a kilo of filament each time it fails. Are there any alternatives I should explore? Thanks for any ideas... and for letting me vent. Robbery!
  10. Awesome, Dieselpower, thanks so much - Kiwi looks good. I was impressed (and embarrassed...) by how many Dutch people I met in Amsterdam spoke English. Impressed because the standard was excellent, and embarrassed because I only speak English... pretty normal in Australia, but embarrassing by European standards!
  11. Hey guys! I'm hoping someone can help. I live in Sydney, Australia. My stepbrother moved to Amsterdam a couple of years ago, and his birthday is coming up. I want to get him a Raspberry Pi (starter kit, with a case, SD card, PSU). I could buy one here and send it, but ideally I'd like to buy it online from a place in or near Amsterdam to save on shipping. And to support local business by proxy! I don't speak Dutch, so I need to find an online store with an English option. I've tried Googling but failed miserably. So, I thought I'd ask the closest thing I have to a Dutch friend, the Ultimake
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