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  1. Well, I am glad you were able to find hair spray that works for you. That price on the 3DLac is damn steep with that shipping. I saw a video where someone had some Garnier Fructis hairspray (I think), so maybe I will try that when my 3DLac runs out. Thanks for sharing your experiences!
  2. The new wording is much better. I am glad that rather than just shouting at each other, a constructive solution could be found. Thanks @SandervG!
  3. Actually, Proto-Pasta now has some matte PLAs available. Never tried them though.
  4. Yeah, KickStarter is certainly a gamble and it is much harder to bring products to market than most people realize. But I thought the idea was interesting enough to share. Also it seems like they did some science on it, and I like that. Plus they seem to be past they blue sky idea phase and have an actual working system. That covers a big part of the risk, IMO. But who knows. Place your bet or don't, right? That is why I was wondering what the 3D Printing experts in the community thought about it.
  5. Le project semble interessant! Je pense qu'un post en anglais serait utile pour avoir plus de commentaires, alors j'ai cree ce post: https://ultimaker.com/en/community/39540-a-revolutionary-filter-kickstarter-project Merci pour mentioner cette project.
  6. (I had trouble creating the original post, so here it is in a reply.) Hi all, @IronRedstar posted an interesting Kickstarter project in the French forum and I thought it would get some wide exposure/evaluation/comments if it was mentioned in English as well. It is a new particulate filter design/idea for 3D printers, including Ultimaker. It closes soon and they are promising shipping soon too. Anyway, if anyone is curious, here are some links: French post: https://ultimaker.com/en/community/39499-un-filtre-revolutionnaire-projet-kickstarter English Kickstarter page: Comments and op
  7. Hi there, I have used sewing machine oil when printing Ninjaflex, but I never correlated that with my dark spots. So, maybe, but I am not sure. Switching from a dark colour to a light one, or from ABS to PLA, or printing too hot and burning the filament would all seem to be more likely causes, I would think. That said, maybe Canola or other cooking oils would produce different results. Still, I do not think you need oil unless you are printing a flexible material. Anyway, hope this helps. Good luck!
  8. Hi @exforma23, Can you tell me who is the Canadian supplier that 3dLeon mentioned? And like @neotko suggested, hair spray can work too, if you find the right brand. I did try some cheap stuff and it did not stick at all. I never tried any others though. Still, trying some super ultra extra hold stuff might work for you. It would save you some headaches. For glue stick, the trick is to wipe it down with a damp cloth after applying so that you get an even, smooth, invisible surface. That said, 3DLac/hairspray is much easier and does seem to give more consistent results, at least for me.
  9. Another option I just noticed: There is another Canadian store, MachinaCorp (.ca), that has 3dLac and they do not say they limit shipping. You may or may not have luck with them. I have never done business with them, however, i cannot say anything more than that. Anyway, hope it helps!
  10. Hi there, Welcome to the forum! I do not know about any US resellers, but it is available in Canada from VolexFactory. Unfortunately, I just checked their page and they say they cannot ship it outside of Canada. 3DLac is made by 3D-Leon in Spain. They have a resellers page, but nothing for North America. But maybe you an get it from one of those. Another option that I have seen people mention positively is Dimafix. It too is a European product, but the Dimafix company also has resellers that might be a source for you. That said, when I looked at FormFutura's website, for example, the
  11. I have this same issue. I did not used to be like this. Back in the Cura 15/16 days (and corresponding firmware), the end-of-print and end-of-filament-change retractions were something sane. I do not know exactly when the change happened, but at some point around Cura 2.1 (as I seem to recall fuzzily), end-of-print and end-of-filament-change retractions got longer. Too long. Or possibly it started when I upgraded to from UM2 to UM2+. Not sure. Also, I have/had this issue with both stock and tinker firmwares. I have never used USB printing, and I have never changed retraction settings i
  12. Yeah, I was confused about it too. It seems AppImage is a thing. You can find more info here: http://appimage.org/ But I have not actually played with it directly yet. I am still on 2.3.1 for now. I have to upgrade my Ubuntu before I can use 2.4, so I have put it off for a while. :( I agree though that Ultimaker should write some words and make them prominently visible for the AppImage Linux install. AppImage is (to me anyway) a new and weird and non-standard way to install software on Linux. So, I would expect that the majority of Linux people have no clue what the heck AppImage is.
  13. Hi there, Welcome to the forum! I used be on openSuSE. I really liked it! Taking a quick look in OBS, I do not see that anyone has built a 2.4 yet. There was a 2.3.1 in there, so you do not have to be at 14 or 15 anymore. But also, with Cura 2.4 on Linux, Ultimaker has switched to a different "universal" package system. So, you might try downloading that from the Ultimaker website and give that a go using the instructions/conventions of the new package. Alternatively, maybe you want to be the first on OBS to make a 2.4 build? Maybe others here can comment. I have not been on Suse
  14. Oh, and please do share your conclusions and final choice with us! It is interesting to know what others think.
  15. Hi there, The others posts here have talked about the flexibility of the UM2+, alternatives to ABS that meet your requirements and about the Zortrax being good at ABS but with other potential downsides. But I just wanted to mention, specifically, you can get very good ABS results with a UM2(+). But maybe not quite out of the box. Traditional issues have been bed adhesion and warping. But with the new door+sheet addon from Ultimaker, or with BuildTak/PrintInZ/3DLac/ABS Juice/ABS Puck/etc. and some kind of enclosing, you can make it work. Plus, you also get all the other great capabiliti
  16. Yeah, I could see inside of a part being more difficult. I have not tried that yet.
  17. Hi there, Welcome to the forums! PLA sticks to PVA (once you get your settings right), but PVA does not stick to PLA. See the difference? PVA does not like to be on top. So, if you have a model where you need PVA to go over top of some PLA, then the current answer is to use the Horizontal Expansion option under Support (assuming Cura 2.3+) and expand the supports out so that all support parts are connected to the build plate. I've used 3-5mm so far, depending on the model. It seems wasteful of the PVA, but currently that is what it takes to make PVA over PLA work. ... At least as
  18. Bonjour, Peut-etre voire faberdashery.co.uk. Ils ont un couleur peau, je pense, et plusieurs autres colours que je ne vois pas ailleur. Des pastels, par example. Bonne chance! Edit: Non, ils n'ont pas peau, mais ils ont encore beaucoup de belles couleurs. En plus, j'ai trouve ceci: http://www.reprappertech.com/search-skin.html (1.75mm seulement) :( https://www.idig3dprinting.co.uk/shop/3d-printer-filament/pla-filament/ingeo-pla-filament-flesh/ (Seule 1 colour pour maintenant). J'espere que ceci aide.
  19. Well, I can say that @foehnsturm's project is working very well. It seems to me at least that we are just tweaking/improving on a working system at this point. But of course, I cannot speak to foehnsturm's release plan or anything. The design works very well though. As for your idea, I am pretty sure you will need to customize the firmware. @TinkerGnome is the person to talk to about your idea in this regard. And probably for the hardware aspect too. But it seems to me that if you are having to go the custom firmware route, then the extra electronics is probably not necessary. Then ag
  20. Hmm... A thought: Cura (2.3.1) has a Fuzzy option in the experimental settings. I assume it is in 2.4 as well. I wonder how Fuzzy would look for light diffracting? That might also give you interesting results for your project. Anyway, the thought just occurred to me. Hope it is useful.
  21. Hi there, Welcome to the forums! I have not seen anyone talking on the forums about a UM2 single hot-end dual setup like what the Cyclops or what Mr. Prusa is doing. Maybe you are the first! But there are a couple UM2 dual print projects going on right now using different techniques. You might want to check out @foehnsturm's project here, for example. (Disclaimer: I am part of the beta test for the above project.) I am not sure about the other project (as it is not being coordinated in English so I cannot read it ), but I hear it is working too. Or, maybe you want create the single
  22. Look for additional FreeCAD tutorials about converting STLs. There is a function in FreeCAD to simplify models. Learning to use that could probably reduce the file size considerable. I just do not remember the details or what it is called. ... I think it is either in the Mesh or Part workbench. As for why it is tricky, my understanding is that STLs are just a bunch of points, lines and faces. Further, every surface is broken up in the triangles so you get a lot of triangles. They have no concept of volume, or squares, or rounded surfaces, ... or surfaces at all. STEPs on the other hand
  23. thegr5store.com sells a kit with the Meduza geared stuff. I bet they would be willing to sell original UM2 feeder parts. They are in the US though.
  24. I am pretty sure you can get a T-shirt that says "I void warrantees". ... Now I want one. As for what do I think, I can definitely see both sides. But I wonder if the wording could be improved like Ultiarjan suggests, without impacting on the legal risk profile. Would Ultimaker be willing to discuss this with their lawyer(s) and see if friendlier/more community-compatible words are possible? Words that still meet legal requirements, of course. I get that lawyers are not cheap, which is why I am asking if you/they are willing. And yes, I can personally say that @SandervG is not a jerk.
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