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  1. We switched to an aftermarket brand of PVA and the printer is working very well now. I would avoid the Ultimaker brand of PVA (and other filaments) as they have caused a lot of problems for us when working in previous generations of Ultimaker printers. The original branded PVA that came with the S5 was so brittle, it could rarely be fed into the machine and yes, it did shatter inside the bowden tube numerous times. This was NOT because it was "wet". It was 99.9% dry AND humidity in the room is only 8%.
  2. This assumption is hilarious and misinformed. YES, you would sell more units IF you would take 2 days of your engineers time to solve this very simple problem. The vast majority of machine shops and designers DO USE inches and feet and not the metric system. I cannot stand CURA for this reason alone. I have owned 5 Ultimakers and sold 4 of them partly because the software is so hard to use. Most other 3d printer software DOES offer conversion to inches. I'm working on a project right now that would have been set up in seconds on my other printers, but because I'm running it on Cura for the S5,
  3. So I've owned 4 Ultimaker printers and never had a problem I couldn't easily fix. This new S5 is so much more difficult. 1) The Ultimaker brand PVA doesn't feed reliably and stops through even the shortest of prints. I have cleaned the nozzle and it still stops working. 2) There's a way to connect my printer to my local wifi network, which I have done. But Cura is asking me to connect it again with an IP address. My computer lists over a dozen IP addresses and none of them are the correct format according to this dumb software. On top of that, the printer di
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