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  1. Wow time just flew by lol I actually had a chance to try that just last week. I tried some gcode from home at work and it resulted in the same thing. I havent yet tried gcode from work on the printer at home though. I am going to try lighter rolls of material on the machines at work too just to double check, since they both have fresh 3kg rolls on aftermarket roll holders. I don't expect this to change anything though since I used the same roll holder at home and havent had issues but I know there could be more friction somewhere. My last ditch effort may be to buy new
  2. Hello everyone, I have been plagued for quite some time by an under-extrusion issue and I am at my wit's end. Below is the Problem, My general settings, Some context, and what I have tried as a result. Problem: As shown in the attached picture, 2 of my 3 Ultimaker 2+ machines have an under-extrusion issue. They both have the exact same amount of underextrusion. And it remains consistent through the entire part it prints, regardless of print size. The first layer will print perfect. Every layer after is under-extruded. Settings: Carbon Fiber HTPLA from Protop
  3. Ha! Thats great 🙂 I do also create instructional files. I think I might begin with simple how-to guides and see what comes from that.
  4. How do you handle sending files overseas in terms of the final use? To be more clear, how do you handle making sure the end users know exactly how to use the parts? I am looking at beginning to do the same thing; I might send a part to another plant in a different country so they can print it there but the parts often need some sort of finishing steps like applying hardware or other pieces. Im not sure how I am going to handle "Instructions" but I was curious if others have had to deal with this already.
  5. Fixed it! Since I had brought in old printer profiles from the previous version of Cura, I deleted them and started with a fresh Printer profile and Material profile. Fixed all the issues I had. And it looks like its printing even better than before.
  6. Hi everyone! Not sure if this is a known issue currently but I figured I would post about it just in case. Currently, I imported a profile for my Carbon Fiber HTPLA from when I used Cura 3.6 When the print gets to Layer 3 or so, the Feeder motor stops, the hotend cools down, and the print bed cools down. The print head and program otherwise keep running as if nothing has changed. Im going to try and create a brand new profile in Cura and see if that fixes it. I am thinking maybe something about importing the old one is what messed it up but we wi
  7. Hey all, I'd love to share my experience using Ultimaker printers at work as well. I am an industrial designer in a packaging engineering group at MilliporeSigma in Milwaukee WI. I actually run a small additive manufacturing group where I design and print parts for several of our production sites in North America. I have two UM2+ machines and one UM3. I create parts that serve as functional prototypes, manufacturing aids, and end use parts for our packaging teams to replace parts that are hard to find or expensive cnc parts. To date, we have achieved about a 5 to 1 ROI by usin
  8. Just because the issue's root cause is bad adhesion, doesn't mean there aren't issues down the line. We're not talking about the obvious problem of bed adhesion and the obvious need to solve that. I am talking about the $375 UM3 head and how it can be brought to its knees with a clog; potentially ruining the head itself (see the picture attached). I have never had a clog on the UM2. And even if there were a clog like this that also occurred with the UM2, the assembly is much simpler and way cheaper to fix. This is where I derive my position that the UM3 head is poorly designed in this rega
  9. The fact that this thread exists. The same thing has happened to me twice. Also, the fact that you could separate a super clogged heat block on the UM2 much easier/better. I should say it's designed poorly in comparison.
  10. The hotend on the UM3 is poorly designed. Period.
  11. Sounds good friends, I wont be in the office until Monday but I will definitely give this a shot. THANK YOU!!!
  12. No I mean if I level the bed manually, I am able to use the calibration card when it does its double check and everything seems fine. Then the next time I go to print, the bed moves up to start the print and it actually touches the nozzle. This makes me think something is wrong that the printer is not moving the bed up to the exact same height on the Z axis during a print as it does when its letting me level it. I didnt even try autoleveling as the last time I did it, the printer gave me the error that it couldnt reconcile the height difference between the print cores. That error started
  13. Getting real tired of this piece of trash... It started because I tried using some buildtak to see if PVDF would stick to it. But once I leveled the plate with the buildtak on, the printer began to totally lose its mind and turn into a paperweight. THE PROBLEM: I took the buildtak off to reset everything. I Manually level the bed and it seems fine. Then when I go to begin a new print, the bed hits the nozzle..... Autolevel doesnt work either because the bed hits the nozzle too..... What the actual hell am I supposed to do about this?
  14. Any word on whether this was figured out? I put buildtak on my UM3 and it gets pissy about it too. It claims theres an unrealistic difference in height.
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