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  1. If the nozzle remains in an area too long, it will retain heat on the printed parts, thus issues with the melting shown above. Those little tiny things I printed were several in the print environment while printing. That is how I got the really, super tiny coiled ' tube on on of the lab beakers. They may look rough, but I am so zoomed into the part that it shows all the flaws. But it looks much better in real life. edit: Oh yeah, and when I am printing things like that, I am telling the line width to be 0.28 or 0.26 with the 0.4 nozzle.
  2. And on top of this: Make sure your feeder itself is not filled with filament 'shavings' as this can lead to issues with your filaments and readings.
  3. When it gives that message, notice the position of the nozzle lever switch. If it points forward, it is happening on Extruder 1. If it points backwards, away from the front of the machine, it is extruder 2.
  4. If it works. Kinda killed one of my prints because it failed to do so.
  5. Also, over theweekend, the S5 failed to detect when my UM PVA stopped feeding.
  6. I actually upgraded to the new firmware over the weekend and in this case, it did not pause the print when my UM PVA stopped due to a ground down area.
  7. This was posted on the 4.1 beta theread, but since I am not sure if it is firmware or software creating this issue, I am posting it here as well. 4.0 and 4.1 both do not produce the checked off 'prime blob' for extruder 2 on the S5. Once checked, it will print the Extruder 1 blob, but not the Extruder 2 blob. This has been checked on the latest firmware, so I am not sure what the disconnect is....Cura or firmware. And, while on the subject of prime blobs, Please, please, please make this consistent for all printers. In my instance, it is on by default for the UM3E and off for the S5. Consistency would be nice.
  8. 4.0 and 4.1 both do not produce the checked off 'prime blob' for extruder 2 on the S5. Once checked, it will print the Extruder 1 blob, but not the Extruder 2 blob. This has been checked on the latest firmware, so I am not sure what the disconnect is....Cuira or firmware. And, while on the subject of prime blobs, Please, please, please make this consistent for all printers. In my instance, it is on by default for the UM3E and off for the S5. Consistency would be nice.
  9. Not sure what machine you are using, but as far as I know, the priming tower is for dual nozzle prints. I could be wrong, but, it is my understanding.
  10. ?????? you are only using one nozzle? How are you getting a 'mixed' colour on the model?
  11. Yeah, I would agree, but I think most would agree. Although my prints are not usually mechanical in nature, I do sometimes make small things. A while back I printed up a series of parts for a much larger scene. This is a picture of a bunch of 'lab equipment' pieces. They may look really so-so in the picture, but that is because it is so close on such small objects. The comparison object is a U.S. nickel. Even at 0.1 layer heights, some of the objects are only 50 layers in height.
  12. So that the priming tower and model are at the same height.
  13. Just finished upgrading the UM3E and it is running its first print.
  14. Bad scenarios when you have auto-updates working. 1. Switching out the prints, on a tight schedule, need a reslice, and it is not slicing the same way. 2. Metered connections. Unfortunately, I am on one such animal now and it is a bitch to keep within the 'data usage budget' with all the crap sites though in these days. I would not want to be on the cusp and have that silly upgrade happen just a few days prior with another Pain in the Ass program. And, yes, it has happened with me. So, no speculation there. That is just two off the top of my head based on real world situations I have seen. So, I agree that there is a bit of a worry with auto updates. Oh, and I just do not want a program making decisions for me because it does not know what else is going on. Microsoft and Win 10 have shown me the issues with that crap.
  15. Just upgraded the S5 via USB and it worked. Got a bit nervous there a few times when the screen would go blank for a long time, or when the progress bar seemed to not be moving. But, it did complete, and am running the first print off the S5 with the new firmware. We will see.......🤞 BUT! It STILL came back to "Confirm removal" upon both sets of upgrades and the final booting of the last part. While not a game stopper, it is still dorky to see it keep displaying that when in fact it has been selected many, many times that the print has been removed. Hopefully it will go away with a new start-finish-remove-confirm cycle to be completed. But, not bricked and the print is happening. And, in MY little corner of the stupidverse, that is a good thing 🙂 Just hope the print is solid. And, the new print was sliced with the new 4.1 Beta.
  16. Seems to slice faster now. Have not run first print with 4.1 operations.
  17. I do not know how I missed this, but this is a fun set of photos 🙂
  18. Change the horizontal expansion for the extruder that is putting too much on there. Also, check the angle differences between the two extruders that are default values when using support.
  19. Believe it or not, my PVA slurry I make on the glass and a brim. I did not have an issue with the material. I was very, very surprised.
  20. First Experimental PP prints. The prints were finished more than a month ago. I have had liquid sitting in them all this time and no leaks. All I have to do is find a silicone seal for the cap and it will be water tight. Literally. Once I have the silicone gasket in place, it will be really spiffy. These are the bottle designs: So, the first on the left is the first attempt. Nothing special. The the 'K-Bottle' was the second attempt (yeah, yeah, I know it is out of order in the image) where I wanted to figure a proper way to make 'logo' and design stylings more complex. The "Tokah-Cola' bottle was spurred by all the news about beverage companies trying to figure how to make and market CBD infused beverages. So, I thought this would be a nice little drink. These are the actual bottles with food coloring in the water.
  21. I would go with this. I would let the print and plate thoroughly cool before submerging in water.
  22. Heat the nozzle using the 'set temperature' setting. This will melt the material close to the head and soften the other material making it easier to get out with needle-nose pliers. You may have to also hit it with a heat gun too. This happened to me until I found out how to really get the print to stick to the buildplate. If the model cuts loose it will get dragged around creating a plug against the nozzle leaving the new material nowhere to go but up into the printhead.
  23. Soooo, why dontcha tells us how you really feel 😂 In all seriousness, it is very easy to work in imperial and send out as metric. Just takes a bit of awareness so that there is not missed step. In one of my software packages (3DS Max) I can use, say, metric, and type measurements in imperial and the conversion is done for me to the proper units. I also work a lot in metric. Depends on the needs of project I am working on. If I am doing architecture work, I work in feet and inches and then convert the scale to a printer size.. When I am just squirreling about modeling I work in native metric. I also have two 'stage' files that holds a lined off cube that defines the printing area of my S5 and UM3E. This allows me to place my objects or check size restrictions.
  24. I have read about more than one error. Then, there is the issue of bricked machines, which is a total collection of errors. And, there is the thing about trying to not have this happen again. And, though, limited in programming experience, nothing is ever that easy in practice.
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