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savak001

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About savak001

  • Birthday 01/01/2015

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  • Field of Work
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    GB
  • 3D printer
    Ultimaker 2
  1. Has NO ONE any experience of a Volcano on an Ultimaker 2 !?! The PID Autotune overshoots and shuts down even at a target of 100c yet when I heatup the nozzle to 100c it goes to 140 and then settles down to plus or minus a few degrees. Doing a manual tune following various links doen't work either. Any Ideas on setting or what to do? Regards
  2. I've upgraded my UM2 to use the E3D Volcano hotend. It's wired up and working. However when I try the PID autotune using Tinkergnome firmware it runs riot and vastly overshoots by upto 30 degrees but comes down ok. But when I try to print the printer resets itself during the heating up cycle. If anyone has this setup please suggest PID numbers for me to start at. Thanks Graeme
  3. I load a model orintate as required, change any settings then slice. Thats when the error arises.
  4. Hi all I have the same problem as other with the dreaded 'Layer Processing' never finishing. The layers are shown as are the sliders to the right of the model enviornment box. This happens despite clearing the computer of all versions of Cura, I'm using 3.5, restarting, using CCleaner to clean the Registry etc. What's going on? How is it resolved? All help welcome. Regards Graeme Craig
  5. I redefined the machine set up in 2.7.0 and got the second extruder settings for support and selected successfully. But the printer still only prints with one nozzle, I can swap the extruders round and the support, which is on the second extruder, prints OK. So I must be missing something else. The images below show the current setup.
  6. Hi Tinkergnome Thanks for the prompt reply. I did a search as you suggested and this showed up What version of Cura did you get the values from and what machine was used? Thanks Graeme
  7. Hi Please help as I'm doing my head in trying to resolve an issue. I have an Ultimaker 2 that has been up graded with two Olsson Blocks, two Titan extruders and TinkerGnome firmware to permit dual printing. Dual printing works fine while using PLA in both extruders and Cura 15.xx I want to print with PVA as support material, I know this can be a difficult procedure. I've installed Cura 2.7.0 which allows a different print speed for printing support. The issue is when I try printing the machine always uses the PLA for support that is in extruder 1 not the PVA in extruder 2. How do I tell Cura 2.7 to use the second extruder for support? If you can help I welcome or point me to various threads on this forum that covers these issues. Thanks Graeme
  8. This pic shows the first layer. The square in the top right is the wipe tower for extruder 1 (PLA) followed by the circle. The the head moved to front just to the right of the small dot at the front right of the heated bed, then moved to the back for the second sqaure (the one on the left) I assume this should have been the soluble support wipe tower. It was at this stage that I stopped the print run. This second pic shows the printer profile settings. I hope this gives some insight.
  9. As I mentioned earlier with Cura 15.xx both nozzles work as expected but from reading on these pages a slower speed is required for the PVA as to the PLA, Cura 15.xx doesn't seem to support. Cura 2.6.x does but when I select Ultimaker 2 Dual there is no facility for reduced printing speed on the support nozzle so it just supports from extruder 1. Neither does Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker 3 does but prints a second prime tower with extruder 1 instead of extruder 2 (under but default was Reprap so I changed this to Ultimaker 2 under the profile setting). I'll upload a picture later today.
  10. Hi all I've sucessfully modified and printed in two colours with a UM2 with two Olsson blocks. I've been experimenting with PVA soluble support with varying degrees of success. I've used Cura 15.xx with success but this does not allow for two printing independent speeds ie model and support. I've also tried various options/printers in Cura 2.6x without success. When selecting Ultimaker 2 Dual there is no provision for separate speed for extruder #2 (PVA) but the support is printed from extruder #1. I've reconfigured the settings for UM3 to the ones for UM2, added the second extruder and this gives me the option of different speeds for the model material and the soluble support but it doesn't perform as it should. So the question is where am I going wrong? What am I missing in either or both versions of Cura? All help welcome. Thanks Graeme
  11. I'm using Cura 2.3.x but cannot set the cost of the material the edit button is greyed out. How can I resolve this. Thanks Graeme
  12. Got this solved. The origins in the two cad files were different. Thanks Graeme
  13. Thanks for the reply but when I do that the numbers sit above the tops surface as shown in the second image, I want them to sit flush. I'm using Cura 15.04.3.
  14. Hi all I've added a second extruder to my Ultimaker2 and all works as it should. My question is I've modified a file that has a nozzle size indicator that clips on the from of the printer, however the numbers it are a bit difficult to read at first glance. So I drew in Solidworks a dial with 'cut' numbers and another file with the extruded numbers in the exact same place as the number 'cuts' on the dial. The issue is when both are brought into Cura in the correct orientation the extruded numbers are placed above the dial indicator not recessed as desired, could someone guide me as to how to merge the two files so that the extruded numbers sit flush in the 'cuts' made for them. Please see the images below. [/media] Thanks Graeme
  15. OK thanks for the direction to TInkergnome, got it loaded and material from the two nozzles, just have to play around now. Graeme
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