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PjotrDuMat

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    Reasonable hourly rate Um2+ ?

    Tnx for that ! Now, I am only looking for the costs related to the printer if it is effectively printing 50% of all time available for, well three years. Costs per part will of course include this rate, multiplied by the time the part is on the printer. Other cost wil be added, like material costs, design costs etc. So, for me its currently only the hourly rate that matter. I see these elements Price of the machine minus remaining value after effective usage (E2k) Period of effective usage, like 3 years (3 x 8.765hrs) % effectively used time for printing, like 50% (pretty high for an Ultimaker I guess, but let's start with this; 3 x 8.765 x 50%=13.150hrs) Reservartion for repais, incl sapare parts (E1.000?) Power costs (I prefer to use an average value here and invclude it in the hourly rate, in stead of relating this to what is actually printed; it's easier calculating; E 0,50/hr?) ...
  2. Since I would like to start producing small 3D printed objects by FDM, what is a reasonable hourly rate for an Um2+ printing PLA effectively 12x7 (incl machine costs, replacements, power, excl material)? Tnx, Rein
  3. Today, I ran some tests with default PLA settings, on two Ultimaker 2+ Ext. After the job was done, the nozzle remained on the last layer, at one of the layer's edges. This of course affected the piece's surface as I do not want it to happen. I didn't experience this before. What is wrong ? Setting ? Bug is updated software ? Tnx, Rein
  4. I like to design support structures in Rhino and Magics. Once I have finished them, I usually import them into a build processor to create the print files (incl metal printers, like 3DS ProX300 and SLM280). Now I like to print on an Ultimaker 2 or 3, with support material in the second extruder. QUESTION: how to import my support structures in Cura ? As regular object, however assigning 2nd extruder ?
  5. Tnx ! However, as well as select most other settings that would be found in the custom tab ... what is to you the custom tab ? The setting that are specific for each individual extruder ?
  6. Thank you. I will try this. 1) So you do not recommand to use another environment for this (like Craftware) https://craftunique.com/craftware 2) One cannot use surfaces without volume (so no thickness) to print something as thick as a single line ? Minimal width would be the diameter of the nozzle ?
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