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Everything posted by kmanstudios

  1. It has been a while so I am a bit fuzzy on this (sorry), but I did start with the 0.4 or 0.8settings in the past and just tweak it a bit. I forget the settings, but it worked great on basic PLA, of which I print mostly myself. I think I did start with the 0.8 settings.......
  2. Nice thing about the CC 0.6 is that it will last much, much longer. I print 24/7 for about 6 months and the brass nozzles get frayed and lose fidelity in the print. The CC core will be much stronger and last better with any material. And it is there fore that ONE time you need to print something abrasive. Remember, there are abrasive based PLA filaments. When I first started, I did not know glow in the dark was an abrasive material. Kinda hastened the end of that core. :(
  3. I can agree with that.
  4. What is wrong with the CC core being made for abrasive materials? Not only is it the size you are looking for but will also run all other materials. Abrasive resistant does not preclude the usage, just expands it...... This is not in opposition to the other stuff mentioned here, but just letting you know.
  5. This is just a friendly reminder to people that when asking for help, it helps us to help you if you supply things such as models to be examined. It is amazing how many things are actually model related. But without the model and full information (printer, model, etc) it is just a guessing game.
  6. Kinda would help to look at the model as I have been able to print bottoms of spiralized designed models.
  7. Without the model to examine, it is a guessing game. Can you share the model to be checked? Edit: And I just noticed that it is a sketchup model, which is notorious for creating issues with 3D printing.
  8. Can you share the file? Without the file, it remains to be a giant guess as to the many reasons it will not load properly. I say this because (with my machine, a lot of ram and such) I routinely load hundred + Mb sized files into cura.
  9. That is just one reason I am suggesting that you go with a new core that has all of that done. That core is not easy to mess with.
  10. yup 🙂 But it seems you still want to change the nozzle instead of getting a whole new core. @gr5sells hardened cores like this in the US. He knows tons of stuff about this.
  11. As far as I know, all UM3(E) cores work perfectly on the S5 as well. The cores being a self contained unit have all the needed parts to work properly. I am not sure if there is a specific ruby core or not, but if so, it will solve the issue without worrying about breaking the core just trying to change the nozzle. I have been switching between cores on both machines since I got the S5. So, it does work in my experience.
  12. I am and I do use it for serious work 🙂 Just last week, I had to use it to weld some parts together where there was a gap and the pen was the only way to really get it filled and sealed.
  13. That is my limit on plastics chemistry...sorry. The other option would be a glue. I really like this product called "Serious Glue."
  14. I am not sure what you mean by 'just stick'. I have not tried to weld Nylon before, but, it is a plastic and as far as I know, all plastics can be welded.
  15. I thinhik the UM Breakaway material would be your best bet in general. I do not know of any water soluble material that works with ABS. And, believe me, I tried. Works great with Nylon though.
  16. The UM3 series did not and still does not have a feeder detection. So, it would not be expected to notify you when you run out or fail to feed filament.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. If it works. Kinda killed one of my prints because it failed to do so.
  21. Also, over theweekend, the S5 failed to detect when my UM PVA stopped feeding.
  22. 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.
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