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  1. chuckmcgee

    maybe a bug? exceeds build volume with raft

    Well @zungara, that was exactly it. Problem solved. No idea, though, why the material made a difference on extruder 1. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
  2. I am trying to print a very simple (and small) shape with a raft and I am unable to print it. Cura shows no errors and sends the job to the printer without issue, but by the time it hits the printer, I get an error that the print exceeds the build volume and I can't start the print. If I change to a skirt or brim, it has no error. Here is how the print looks on the S5 with the raft UPDATE: Apparently, it is only an issue when using Nylon as the material...both generic and Ultimaker brand. If I choose a different material, I get no errors. Any suggestions?
  3. chuckmcgee

    S5 bed adhesion issues

    I got the CC 0.6 nozzle for my s5 and have tried (unsuccessfully) to print a modest shape using NylonX. No matter what I try (glue stick in multiple patterns) or hair spray (or both), I can't get it to stick to the bed. I have tried with settings from 255-260 on the hot end to 60-75 on the bed. I have also turned off all cooling fans. I am not familiar with Dimafix, but I am desperate to get something that is reliable. I have printed successfully with Ultimaker ABS and the AA cores. No luck so far with the CC core and NylonX UPDATE: I just ordered Ultimaker adhesion sheets. I have never tried them before. We'll see how that goes.
  4. chuckmcgee

    Ultimaker S5 | impressions & opinions

    Well, I am afraid I have to report in as a user with an issue with my s5. As of this morning, it won't boot up and start properly. After running a couple successful prints last night, I woke up to a failed print this morning (no big deal...was printing a very small model with very little surface area and I didn't want to use a brim). Anyway, when I cleared the bed and sent the print to the printer again, I got the bed leveling error which I have seen before, including once last night amid my successful short prints. Because I was unable to get past the printer failing calibration when I would retry my print when prompted from the failure, my fix last night and my attempt this morning was to power the printer off and on again. Last night, that seemed fine. This morning, the printer won't boot up at all. I turn it on...it flashes the Ultimaker logo on the touch screen...goes black...and nothing. Silence. No fans...No lights in the printer...no nothing. I tried reseating the power cable. I tried switching outlets. I tried removing the USB stick (which I never really use since I print over the network). I'm dead in the water. Here's a video of what is happening. once it's loaded. You can see what happens.
  5. chuckmcgee

    Layer view not matching solid view

    That's what I figured...thanks. I think the functionality of the model works as printed. We shall see. Gotta love the 24-minute prints ?
  6. Hello all Has anyone seen this before where the layer view in Cura is showing a preview of the print and not matching the model view? This is a smaller print I am doing at 0.15 layer height, so maybe this is common - just not sure I have ever seen it this pronounced. I have seen this even when changing wall thickness, infill, and various layer heights (from 0.06 to 2.0). I am assuming the grey shadow effect around the previewed layers is what the solid looks like as compared to what would be printed. Here is the solid view: Thanks in advance for the education
  7. chuckmcgee

    Support quality question

    It's all over the place, but still looks like it will do the job when it gets to the top!
  8. chuckmcgee

    Camera not working after latest firmware

    I have the same problem Brett. I have been told that UM support is aware of the issue and it is specific to Cura Connect. Expect a fix in the next firmware (as I understand it)
  9. chuckmcgee

    Support quality question

    Hi all, Wondering why supports don't print with the same integrity of the main body of a print. You can see in this image below, the supports, the vertical structures between the left and right extents, are wavy. They move to the left, then back to the right near the top. The printer is in an enclosure, so can't imaging that the environment is affecting the direction. Wondering if there isn't something more fundamental about 3D printing that makes supports more susceptible. I have seen this quite a bit over the past year or more...just now getting around to asking about it.
  10. chuckmcgee

    Ultimaker S5 strange phenomenon

    Print is done. It looks like the final product shows a better result. Somehow...the print rallied? Who knows. I am suggesting we close the chapter on this story. Again - concluding the model was less than ideal given infill settings and layer height. Also, as I recognize this is not new news...material matters - various sensitivities to the bed heat and cooling Thanks to this amazing community for helping to solve this!
  11. chuckmcgee

    Ultimaker S5 strange phenomenon

    OK...better, but not unnoticeable with the new project file and the eSun filament: At this point, I am concluding it's the material's sensitivity to the bed heat/cooling/etc. This is the first time I have printed it with 0.2mm layer height.
  12. chuckmcgee

    Ultimaker S5 strange phenomenon

    We shall see. I also have MatterHackers Pro and Ultimaker brand. Will try MHP after this if it's not good.
  13. chuckmcgee

    Ultimaker S5 strange phenomenon

    @kmanstudios Just loaded your project file (UMS5_988243375_UMS5_controlbox-V2K-02mm.curaproject.3mf) and started the print using a brand new roll of eSun Pro+ PLA (black). 11 hour print. Will post pics of the result! Thanks again
  14. chuckmcgee

    Ultimaker S5 strange phenomenon

    Once again - @fbrc8-erin seems to have cleared my issues with a suggestion to calibrate the lift switch - this has allowed me to complete the XY calibration (thinking it was working - but maybe the switch didn't fully extend or retract the core? Also, I had success with the print core swap when I chose to UNLOAD and then LOAD, as opposed to CHANGE. If I choose CHANGE and I don't cleanly remove the core during that step of the process (and it slips back into the slot), the sensor reads both the removal and addition in that one move - thinking I just placed the new core. Now when I choose to UNLOAD first - the sensor stops at the point of the unload. I seem to be back to my issue of the cave in on my lower layers (and the camera issue). I have a 2-day print going now - then will print the bed with @kmanstudios' project settings. Thanks all!
  15. chuckmcgee

    Ultimaker S5 strange phenomenon

    Hi @SandervG I get the same issues with both the AA and BB cores in that slot. Should I try to swap the AA from 1 to 2 and see what happens?

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