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  1. hmmm, yes i can imagine it's not worth the hassle, i am certainly not that bothered about my designs. I guess i was more surprised that there seemed to be such a big market for people buying these models for not (relatively) small amounts of money !, £7 for the flexible octopus is crazy, you only need to sell 3 and cover the cost of 1kg of PLA. And its not like only one person is selling the same model, and they all seem to have a number of feedback ratings suggestinng they are selling ! maybe i am too relaxed and should really be only designing something for myself and get it straight on
  2. I happened to look on Etsy for something and noticed the sheer amount of people selling other people's designs and more to the point people are paying £7 or so for a 3d printed octopus or T-Rex is mind blowing !, i quickly checked and change some of my free toy designs licences on Thingv to non-commercial, but i cannot believe how many people are simply printing the flexible octopus (given by the designer for free) for example and people seem to by buying them !. Maybe i was naive to what people will do in terms of taking other people's work, and surprisingly what people will buy !
  3. think you have an diff issue, i have the last of the non-M1 MBP, same spec as yours and it works fine in the latest 'Big Sur' 11.1 release, it does sometimes loose ability to see the sliced preview but closing and re-opening Cura fixes that.
  4. no sorry, thought i had replied !, yes, UM S5
  5. update: the plugin didn't affect this stuttering
  6. Yes, S5, the stutter always occurs after a curve, i will run it and see what happens...
  7. thanks, will give it a go, i am using a S5, should it work ?. Does it need to be enabled or just installed and it will affect the generated Gcode ?
  8. update: i have updated the firmware to V6 which released today and the issue/stutter blobs still persists (no change from 5x) @bagel-orb @Montani @SandervG, any ideas ? Max res is already at 1.167 and dev at 0.08, not sure it makes sense to increase these values !
  9. @bagel-orb have you any insight on this, i know its a old post but i still always see this sort of stuttering on a S5 with the defaults for max res and deviation. As you can see the spacing is so consistent that it looks like a build up of commands in the processors then a stutter occurs. @Montani would this be correct by the new firmware do you know ?, i cannot remove this not matter what it try in the slicer. MAny thanks
  10. I am trying to remove a material from the market place list of installed materials, however every time i do it when i log back into Cura it says my account needs to sync and it adds back the materials !, how can i remove the material from the list of installed materials ?
  11. after trying a couple of prints, in terms of quality, 4.8.0 produces better results if you disable 'fill gaps between walls' and 'compensate wall overlap', which i have had to do for a long time as they are not good. Clearly Archane looks to address the issues these settings have, but for now there are many surface artifacts with Archane and in reality it's not much better than 4.8.0 in terms of visual quality with these problematic settings enabled. Obviously once Archane does what it is meant to it will fill any gaps between walls (should make stronger prints, although that'
  12. This sounds encouraging, the two features which give me the most issues in terms of quality are compensate walls overlap and fill gaps between walls, i have both disabled but sounds like this will correct the issues those two features were targeting. Fingers crossed !
  13. indeed, i did consider trying that, but could not see how to get a scalpel around the side of the rod with the cover just sliding up and down on it... also scratching the rod with a scalpel would def be an option ... tricky. I could not really see or even reach the clips that undo the cover, that cover is what holds the linear bearings into the bed, if those clips got damaged or did not seat back properly then the bearings would rise out of the build plate. I was pretty sure something was going to get broken or scratched trying the simpler way... 🙂, maybe thats just me..
  14. Thanks, tbh i was slow and methodical (and took photos), so no reason in reality why it should not be fine, the rods can only go back in one way, same for the lead screw. If anyone else gives this a go, be super careful around the pcp boards wiring etc. Also be careful around moving the printer itself, carelessness can knock the frame out of square.
  15. Thanks @SandervG so i decided to get on and fix it (and learn a bit about how the printer is put together), it cannot be good for print quality to have that side rubbing so badly and could explain some inconsistency i see between layers from time to time. Anyway, i went a bit further than mka did and removed the bed and consequently the plastic cover completely as to not risk damaging the bearings by drilling in-situ. Overall it wasn't too hard, extra care needs to be taken when accessing a screw for one of the vertical rods as it sits under the main PCP, it's easy enou
  16. Hi, I have had my S5 for over a year and have always noticed that the left vertical rod would rub on the bed cover (see picture), when the printer is cold it actually creates some friction so the bed movement is noisy (i usually need to abort the first print and allow the bed to warm the build volume and hence the rods for the noise to go - not and issue in summer). Essentially the the holes in the cover are not quite in the right place and a solution would be to slightly enlarge the left one. Can anyone advise on this, how hard is it to get that cover off, or can i somehow move th
  17. wow, i just checked the pricing here in the UK and its selling for £822 ($1084) !!, i am a huge UM fan but that seems a large amount for just the air manager !, has it gone up in price ?, i thought it was around £400 ?. I can't quite get my head around how it can be that price ?.
  18. thanks Both, good to hear your experiences. I tend not to do long prints if i will be in the room all day anyway, so need to weigh up the pros and cons of getting it. Also i don't tend to have any warping issues, a bit of 3Dlac on the bed and its good to go, however i do not print ABS, maybe with the air manager i could give that a try !
  19. Hi All, I am considering an Air Manager for my S5 for the potential health benefits whilst being in the same room as the printer etc, but also the more stable build area temperatures. However i am keen to hear how people find it performs for basic tasks such as printing very find detail in PLA, with other printers which are fully enclosed often it is advised to leave the doors open when printing PLA. How well can the system lower the build volume temps when the doors are closed ?, how noisy is the fan when printing PLA or PETG for example ?. Is printer overall quieter o
  20. it's really hard to tell what is happening here, you seem to be saying the silcom covers are failing some how ?, this doesn't make a lot of sense. I cannot see how the one in the photo managed to split. I have been using the same cover with all cores, including a CC for over a year and it's still fine. To get them to fit correctly you have to persevere and hook each corner and flap in the appropriate groove, it should then sit flat on the bottom of the print head failure to do so will mean they get caught, i assume this is what is happening.
  21. Hi @Montani thanks for progressing this. To add some colour for you. The sort of info we are looking for is really useful (if not nearly essential) when optimising and debugging prints, print profiles and materials. As an example, you have a print which has a certain printable feature at a certain layer height and you want to be able to view that layer being printed, at present you have no idea which layer is being printed and when the layer in question is coming up. Or you are watching your print and notice a artifact appear, you want to know which layer that was so you ca
  22. Interesting, which brand are you using ?
  23. i have just ordered a good few rolls of Filamentum, hopefully they won't decide 2.85 is not a good business model for them also !
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