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  1. Thanks for the thoughts, I hadn't considered the electronics in this equation. The storage isn't climate controlled but temperatures rarely dip below 0 C at my destination. The moving blanket and desiccants are good ideas. At this point, I'm expecting it to be handled by a company. If there is room for it in my personal vehicle, I'll transport it myself and the point is (somewhat) moot!
  2. Hello community! I am about to move from Los Angeles to Seattle and of course my Ultimaker 2 is coming with me. Unfortunately, the original packaging for my printer is long gone. How would you suggest packing my printer to best ensure a safe moving experience?* My best idea right now is a decent-fitting cardboard box and lots of bubble wrap, but I'd like to hear any better ideas you might have. *If it makes a difference, I expect my printer, along with most of my belongings, to be in storage for a month or so.
  3. To echo another sentiment in here, will the parts of this upgrade kit be available à la carte? I, like others, I'm sure, have already invested in the Olsson Block and a new heater to go with it, and don't really have an interest in paying for the same parts twice....
  4. I struggled a bit but WD-40 did the trick! still getting the hang of the new block, but so far so good thanks, everyone
  5. I recently purchased an Olsson Block for my UM2 (and am really excited about it!) but in disassembling my printer for the new nozzle, I ran into trouble with this step: https://ultimaker.com/en/support/18016-disassembling-the-hot-end Specifically, the hot end did not drop down. It is very much stuck to the isolator. I have turned it as much as I can, but am now leaving marks and deformations on the isolator by trying to turn it more. What can I do? Also, as a side note, I was looking for a PTFE ring to remove, and it appears there isn't one: I can't find it anywhere. Is that cause for concern?
  6. Hooray! I echo the hopes about the packaging. That's a lot of filament too! Fun fun fun.
  7. i would love to see what happened with you in photos if that's not too much to ask .. amazing reply .. you really know what you do .. i think we should make a corner in this forum for architectural work .. as it has many different aspects of regular printing .. thnx again for you time and reply I agree! Printing for a hobby is fun, but as an architecture student I'd be really interested to share tips and techniques specific to architectural model making/splitting/slicing/finishing. And what's up with all those issues with white filament anyway? To be discussed another time. These posts have actually been really valuable, thanks gr5 and yellowshark (and yes, pictures please, if you can)!
  8. Nor me. Not in the slightest. (That's the most beautiful thing I've seen all day*) *(It's 10 AM here, draw your own conclusions)
  9. I just downloaded it at work, and tried running it through the netfabb tool that Nicolinux linked to above, and it can't open the file. Netfabb is a tool to repair invalid meshes. I made sure the mesh I made you was valid before I uploaded the file. That being said, I ran it thorough Netfabb's cloud service (here) and it spat back an error. Once I removed the underscore from my file name, though, it worked fine. I've never used the download version of Netfabb, but perhaps that's the issue? In any case, here's Netfabb's "fixed" version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/syyxxdz8oil32jl/msnew_fixed.stl?dl=0
  10. Check if this STL will serve your purposes. I can send you a more detailed one if necessary. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xtmfontoqqjdxnk/ms_new.stl?dl=0
  11. Don't beat yourself up over it, it takes practice Out of curiosity, why did you choose Blender? Were you already familiar with it? I only chose it because I found a YouTube tutorial showing how to do what I was looking to do using Blender. Is there another program that is better, or easier to use? There really is no single perfect program -- each one prioritizes different aspects of the modeling world, be it printing, animation, architecture, etc.. Finding the right one for your needs and learning style will likely be a matter of trial-and-error. There's a pretty extensive list here (scroll down a bit). Finding some beginner tutorials for any program you choose will go a long way. I've mentioned it earlier, but because it's not on the above list, I'll mention that I'm partial to Rhino. I found the basics pretty easy to master, but the program can handle quite a bit of complexity, and there are numerous plugins available to further enhance the experience. I use my printer primarily for architectural purposes and am rarely working on "organic"-looking objects, which seems to be more Blender's specialty. It's not free, but there is a trial. Certainly give Blender a go -- don't think in any way I'm trying to sway you one way or another -- but if you find it frustrating, perhaps try another program. All of these applications are going to have a learning curve for a modeling beginner, but life is too short to get frustrated by software that doesn't serve your purposes!
  12. Don't beat yourself up over it, it takes practice Out of curiosity, why did you choose Blender? Were you already familiar with it?
  13. I'm not familiar with Blender either. I downloaded and opened your STL, and it's quite large for its size. Regarding the size of the model, are there unit settings in Blender you can check? I have found that if I have a model in Rhino that is 3"x4"x5", it will import into Cura as 3mm x 4mm x 5mm. Converting to mm in Rhino or using a uniform scale factor of 25.4 in Cura solves this issue. I also found this topic on a Blender help forum that sounds like it might be relevant: http://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/15581/remove-extra-geometry-from-objects I can take a stab at it myself, but not immediately. Chances are Nicolinux or someone else will get to it first!
  14. 60%? How modest! According to package tracking, my Olsson Block is waiting for me at home. So I'm itching to get out of work and install it! (ETA: hi folks, longtime lurker here )
  15. I'm understanding the problem the same way francfalco described it. Is that correct? Assuming it is, disassembling the print head shouldn't be necessary. I would disassemble the extruder mechanism to free your filament from the back end, and cut your filament at the ground point (if it hasn't broken already). Remove the bowden clips and free the bowden tube at both ends by pushing down on the white clips and pulling the tube. If you're lucky, you should be able to slide the bowden tube off the filament and just work with the stuck piece (you might need a bit of force here). Try the atomic method to clear your nozzle, it really is a lifesaver:https://ultimaker.com/en/support/149-atomic-method And repeat as many times as necessary to get the gunk off. Good luck, I hope I understood your problem and that this works for you!
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