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  1. 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/
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. These were printed on my old UM2, but again with a 0.25 nozzle. (Olsson Block). What type of printer are you using?
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. Here's some of photos: Hope this helps .. . .
  8. I have printed text as small as 9 points using a 0.25mm nozzle (3DSolex) on my UM3 machines. I have only done so when placing the letters on the substrate, not within the substrate. Try a 0.15 layer and choose a sans serif font. My best results have been with Arial Rounded because the end of the strokes are round not squared off. I have printed personalize dog tags for our family dog as well as some small plaques in this matter. I'll post some pictures later today.
  9. I don't think I'm going to be much help here. Sounds like you may need to adjust the distance of the heated build plate from the bottom to the aluminum plate below it by adjusting all three of the leveling screws. I think it's 14mm? Then repeat the manual leveling process. Perhaps somebody with more knowledge than me will jump in here??
  10. Cura gives you both weight and length of the material to be used. Just mouse over the little "i" icon in the lower right of your screen.
  11. I have never used anything other than the .4BB core for PVA support. Used it successfully with both with PLA and PETG. with the .6AA 3DSolex core.
  12. Yes, mine did come with a small wrench, but not very robust. Suggest you use an adjustable wrench to hold the block and your Olsson Block socket torque wrench for the nozzle. (you did print one of those didn't you?) You might not ever change the nozzle from the .6 since you will still have you original .4 print core. So just swap out the entire print core. I use .53 line width (as recommended = .875 X .6). No temp adjustment necessary with PLA. Still use the .4 BB core for support . Works fine.
  13. Been using the 3DSolex print cores in both of my UM3Ext since I first got them. Like you I really missed the .6 nozzles with Olsson Block option when I sold my UM2 machines. Highly recommended . . . If you are in the USA try https://thegr5store.com/store/index.php/um3upg.html That is where I purchased mine. They are a regular contributor to this forum as GR5.
  14. Cura will make the necessary feed rate adjustments based on the new 0.5mm line width. I suggest you try setting the line width to 0.44 (.875 X .5) to begin with. I would suggest you conduct a manual leveling procedure after installing the .5 3DSolex Print Core. Important that you make sure it is seated properly. That should solve the problem. I always do so when changing print cores, just in case there are dimensional / mechanical differences from Print Core to Print Core.
  15. I use a 3DSolex print core with multiple nozzles. (primarily the 0.6) The only setting that need be changed is the Line Width under the Quality Menu for each core. Every thing else should fall in place. Why bother changing Print Core 2 at all? If your support material is PVA, just use the stock BB 0.4 There is nothing that says the support core must be the same diameter as the primary print core. I use the 3DSolex 0.6 core with the BB 0.4 print core with with PVA support regularly.
  16. Is this more like what you expect to get? I opened your 3MF as a model, not as a project so I could apply my "Small Part with Support" profile to it. Try my 3mfOverhang_XYZPro.3mf My nozzle size is .6 (3DSolex) but no matter. Just change the line width back to .35 for your .4 nozzle. All of my settings should be included if you open it as a Project, not as a model. I have no idea which setting is the solution, but I have customized a lot of them. Let me know if this solves your problem. Hope this helps . . .
  17. Cura does give that information. After slicing, mouse over the little "i" icon immediately to the right of the time. It will tell you that info and more.
  18. You are welcome. I've been meaning to mention that for a long time, but keep forgetting. Can't believe others have not struggled as I did to find the location of the macro and mention it. Thanks again for all of your hard work for the benefit of those of us less capable. 👍
  19. OK, I see the CUI Service Checker in the Extensions Menu. So I guess it is properly installed. In the installation Macro the instructions for the path to the macro show a path that does not exist. Something about Workspace and Bootcamp?? Are you working on a Mac using a windows simulation? On my windows 10 Pro machine it is located at: C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Roaming\cura\4.0\plugins\CuraSolidWorksPlugin\CuraSolidWorksPlugin\macro
  20. Discovered something interesting about printing over the network in Cura 4.0.0. I had occasion to name a file using the upper ASCII character ¾. I modeled a bottle that was 3/4 oz Oval Bottle in SolidWorks. Not surprisingly, SWX would not let me save it using the slash / between the 3 and the 4. So, I used the upper ASCII character ¾ (key stroke Alt + 0190 using the numeric key pad). SWX saved the file just fine. Now when I tried to send the file over the network from Cura to my UM3 it said it sent it successfully, but it never printed. Looked in Cura Connect. It was in the ques, but not printed. Numerous attempts to force it to do so failed. I then saved the file out of Cura to the USB drive, put the drive into he printer and it printed just fine. I guess the upper ASCII character violates network protocols?
  21. Thomas, Finally got around to installing the plugin, but when I checked the version it still says 0.5.9: So I'm not sure it is properly installed. I don't see any changes in the functionality. Any suggestions?
  22. I work for a plastic bottle manufacturer. I print a lot of bottles with various neck finishes. I work in SolidWorks. Try adjusting the Horizontal Expansion setting in the Shell menu. I find a -0.125mm (negative 0.125mm) setting brings most of my neck finish I.Ds to an acceptable accuracy compared to the model.
  23. Thomas, How do we go about installing this update. It's currently working so well I don't want to screw it up!!
  24. Power supply brick on it's last legs and getting ready to fail? Just a thought. Before I purchased my UM3 I had a UM2. Not a 2+, had to replace the brick at one month old under warranty. Acted similarly. Like I said, just a thought
  25. LOL!😁 I have a therapist also, but I just call her a bartender . . .
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