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About XYZDesignPro

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    Ultimaker 3 Extended

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  1. Has anyone else tried this filament? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GP31WY6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It is easily the shiniest PLA filament I have experienced. Very smoothly wound and tangle free. The spool fits on the UM3 Extended perfectly. These are the copper. I have also tried the gold. It's a little yellow for my taste, but still very shiny.
  2. It appears you are using "Lines" for your top and bottom layer pattern. Have you tried "Concentric"? The head has fewer lifting and retractions. In your case the pattern will just go around like a race track. I find it both aesthetically pleasing and functional. Also be sure there is nothing between the glass build plate and the aluminum heated plate. Dirt or debris that might prevent proper leveling.
  3. Sorry, couldn't read that clearly. I can't say that i have anything more to add. What type of printer are you using? What version of Cura?
  4. The pattern at layer 4 appears to be infill. So your top and bottom settings are 3 layers then you are printing infill which appears to lines at maybe 20%? This would be quite normal.
  5. I just installed Cura 4.2.1 on a machine that has never had any version of Cura or SolidWorks, and the plugin is there. Did not try 4.3
  6. Have you reached out to the author? https://community.ultimaker.com/profile/345640-thopiekar/ Apparently it is broken in 4.4. I am using 4.2.1 and it works fine with SWX 2019 SP5.0. Have you tried that version of Cura?
  7. It is probably already installed. Did you click on the "Installed" link in the upper right corner?
  8. The first layer is almost always printed slower than the rest of the model by default. Try slowing down the speed of the infill and especially the jerk and travel settings. I find that many of the default travel and jerk setting in Cura result in rather violent head motions with my UM3 machines.
  9. I my experience CURA does not do a very good job at "printing one at a time" What printer are you using? You might want to refer to the links below: https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/24945-object-distance-by-printing-one-at-time/
  10. XYZDesignPro

    Belt Clip

    My go to tough material is PETG. I have printed feet for patio furniture with it. Drag them around on concrete. But Nylon may be your best bet.
  11. It finally opened on my system. Very slowly as the 3mf file is over 150,000 KB. The part is larger than the build plate / volume of the UM3 Ext when it did finally open, so it cannot be sliced. Try posting the the native STL file and I'll give it another try. What printer do you have Cura set for?
  12. These were printed on my old UM2, but again with a 0.25 nozzle. (Olsson Block). What type of printer are you using?
  13. Hello Thomas. Just installed Version 0.6.0 upgrade. Works just fine with Cura 4.1.0 and SolidWorks 2019 SP3.0. Anything important in this upgrade we should be aware of?
  14. Yes, all of the examples are printed in PLA. All of the lettering you see in the photos was printed on top of the substrate. I have never tried to print with the letters embedded in the substrate. That would be considerably more difficult because the two nozzles would have to be really well calibrated to each other. The TUCKER dog tag is a solid black PLA tag printed with a 0.4 nozzle, and the letters and border around the edge are Ultimaker Silver printed with the 3DSolex 0.25 nozzle. I printed these parts rather slow 20mm/s. Also, depending on the size of the text, the usefulness of the 0.25 nozzle can't be over emphasized.
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