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  1. Thanks all, I'm mainly a PLA based (lower temp filament user) so very rarely use high temps. My UM2 standard extruder motor but OB upgrade prints all PLA based materials well (except full-flex - can't get that to print but semi-flex prints fine). I'll stick with what i have unless i go for the 2+ upgrade or even the UM3 if Santa received my wish list? ;-)
  2. Hi forum, Has anyone on here tried this upgrade kit - did a quick search here for threads but nothing obvious? "]http://e3d-online.com/Ultimaker-Extrusion-Upgrade-Kit[/url] If so, is it any good and potentially, would it be an alternative to the UM2+ upgrade kit? Just interested as its a cheaper upgrade option Cheers all Franc
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    3D printable Little Sun Solar light

    Version 1.0

    926 downloads

    Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen developed Little Sun Original to bring clean, affordable light to the 1.1 billion people worldwide living without electricity in ‘off-grid’ areas. I have two of these lamps that my children often use at night to read with. Unfortunately, after a slightly too enthusiastic game, one of the lamps cases got damaged. The great design of these lamps means its very easy to take apart and looking at the structure, I decided to utilise my 3D modelling skills and recreate the design suitable for 3D printing. I did email Little Sun marketing dept with the hope of getting the digital 3D files, but a very nice response declined my request. A couple of iterations later and the first fully functional version came off my printer. I reused the electronics, lens and on/off cover. Fitted all to my 3D printable version and now my daughter has a very fetching green Little Sun!
  4. Hi all, Just tried update the firmware on my UM2 via CURA 2.1.2 on the mac platform. Initially gave me the 'updating firmware, may take some time' progress bar. Left it processing while i went out but on return no progress. I restarted the software, reconnected cables and restarted the UM2, but now no version of CURA connects to the printer and switching on the printer, only the fan spins - no other front panel lights or build area lights come on?? I'm stumped and my printer is without life?? Any mac savvy users out there can help please Cheers Franc
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    Replacement Olsson Block nozzles

    Agree, they may be rubbish but at $14 i think i'll take a chance! I'll let you know what i think cheers
  6. Hi all, Just checking with you knowledgeable folk if anyone can vouch for these nozzles being any good - they seem really cheap?? 9 nozzles for $14!! http://goo.gl/1MmSNW Was just about to order a set but thought 'hold on' lets check! Opinions if i may. Cheers Franc
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    Offset sliced head bust

    Version 1.0

    1,860 downloads

    Had my head scanned at http://www.imakr.com/en/ Printed in Woodfill and Copperfill using a 0.8 nozzle. Quick polish and experiment with which slide offset looks the most weird!
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    Rough Wood-effect Chest

    Version 1.0

    2,201 downloads

    This was an experiment in achieving a 'real' wood effect using ColorFabb Woodfill filament. ColorFabb filament is great stuff, but it didn't give me the 'real' wood surface finish i was looking for. So i designed and modelled this simple little chest, spending a lot of time creating the wood grain texture onto all surfaces and faux Dovetail joints. And to complete, i just had to add some hinges and a latch. Printed in ColourFabb Woodfill http://colorfabb.com/woodfill-fine and Faberdashery Robot Siver PLA http://www.faberdashery.co.uk/products-page/print-materials/robot-silver/ The file sizes are quite large - sorry about that, but the wood texture surface effect needed a high model poly-count to achieve the detail. I may see if can optimise those. Enjoy!
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    UM2 starts shipping with Olsson block included!

    Thanks, looks a bit involved. But i did manage to get the temp sensor and heater wires out from my old block, so i reckon if i can do that without destroying the printer, i can do this! Just out of interest, if i'm using the larger (0.8mm) OB nozzle with high flow, what are the signs that the 25W heater isn't upto the task?
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    UM2 starts shipping with Olsson block included!

    So whilst not critical, it is advisable to upgrade to the 35W heater if running the OB - yes? Had my OB in for a few months now and its been working great with my standard 25W version, but the quicker/stronger heat-up does sound a good upgrade, especially if using larger nozzles? Just checking if its an easy upgrade and where the video tutorial is - there must be one i'm sure
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    spiral egg and shotglass stand

    Version 1.0

    1,459 downloads

    spiral egg and shotglass stand
  12. It is - i was doubling my chances of getting some feedback! I understand the problem and that its not too critical, but i'm still not exactly sure how to fix it? I do some more research cheers
  13. Hi SandervG, Thanks for the update. Have you any guidance/how to (video/blogs) on what i need to actually do to improve alignment of the spacer or align pulley please? cheers
  14. Hi and a Happy New Year to all! So I've been reading on a couple of resent threads about some UM2 having the issue of spacers/bearings being slightly out of align and causing belts to grind? I'd never heard of that before but looking at my machine, I've noticed some black specks on my stepper motor case as above (I always assumed it was normal dust?), but it may be this grinding belt issue?. I havent noticed any effect in print quality but just wondering if: 1. Is it something that I should fix? 2. How can it be fixed? 3. What causes it? Over to you guys. Cheers Franc
  15. Hi and a Happy New Year to all! So I've been reading on a couple of resent threads about some UM2 having the issue of spacers/bearings being slightly out of align and causing belts to grind? I'd never heard of that before but looking at my machine, I've noticed some black specks on my stepper motor case as above (I always assumed it was normal dust?), but it may be this grinding belt issue?. I havent noticed any effect in print quality but just wondering if: 1. Is it something that I should fix? 2. How can it be fixed? 3. What causes it? Over to you guys. Cheers Franc
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