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  1. I just realised that I have already all the tools I need to assemble important information! By creating a new topic in "the art of printing", I may convince people to help me collect and structure all this precious information. I will add it in the first post of the topic and if/when the result is acceptable a moderator can simply "pin" the topic so that it is visible at the beginning of the section.
  2. Thanks, Didier! There is a wiki? How could I have missed that! :oops: Thanks for the link. A wiki for the UM2 would also be a very good solution indeed. I'm surprised there isn't a link to the UM1 wiki in the support section of the main site. Hi Dim3nsioneer, Yes, such a section would be great! Maybe a good place for it would be right next to the welcome section! I'm living in the french part (near Lausanne) but I also speak swiss-german. Zürich is a bit far for just one evening and the Fablabs seem to be more UM1 oriented… But I may come to a CNC workshop! These seem to be quite rare!
  3. Hello, This is my first post, but I've been reading for quite some time know, waiting for my UM2. What I see a lot when I search for something, are many topics from newcomers, in which experienced users point to various other, older posts which already answer the question more in depth. What I also noticed, is that there aren't any stickies or read first or any sort of manual or index which would help people a lot when they start with their new printer and this forum. There are a lot of useful and well written guides and other information but they are hidden in all the other posts and topics : - newcomers asking often the same questions or having similar problems - advanced users trying to improve their prints. Maybe I have missed something, but right now this forum is the only source of information I have which explains how to use my printer! Perhaps there would be much less redundant topics to answer if the right information would be more easily accessible? What about a manual section or link collection to the following topics : - how to choose the right printer settings for UM1 and UM2 for a particular object - Settings, which have to be manually adjusted (nozzle and bed temp) - print tests to see if the printer is ok (which should be the first prints anyway!) - Analyse a print to clearly identify if there is a problem with it or the printer - Solve problems like : underextrusion, print doesn't stick to the bed, feeder... - overhangs and other important things to consider when designing or printing an object - Print with ABS and switch between ABS and PLA - Maintenance! When, what, how! Which parts have to be replaced on a regular basis (and may have to be ordered very early on), define maintenance steps, etc. Having these informations all at the same place and easily accessible would be worth a lot to many new forum users!
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