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  1. Hello all. As a matter of follow up, I have done about 3 more prints, each lasting 12 hours or more…I have used spool slots A, B, and D, in the subsequent prints - each with Ultimaker ABS (the same as before), and the error has not returned. Things seem to be fine as it relates to this odd error. I have seen the behavior other people are reporting with the filament eject buttons being unresponsive, but that seems to be confirmed as a shortcoming of the 5.8.0 firmware (and something I can live with until the next firmware). I am going to go ahead and call this issue resolved for now. I didn’t do anything since seeing the errors, but the issue has gone away. Each successful print now shows the “Confirm Removal” button with a green circled checkmark on the touch screen. Thank you for your follow ups. Once again, fabulous community response!
  2. Hello all. As a matter of follow up, I have done about 3 more prints, each lasting 12 hours or more…I have used spool slots A, B, and D, in the subsequent prints - each with Ultimaker ABS (the same as before), and the error has not returned. Things seem to be fine as it relates to this odd error. I have seen the behavior other people are reporting with the filament eject buttons being unresponsive, but that seems to be confirmed as a shortcoming of the 5.8.0 firmware (and something I can live with until the next firmware). I am going to go ahead and call this issue resolved for now. I didn’t do anything since seeing the errors, but the issue has gone away. Each successful print now shows the “Confirm Removal” button with a green circled checkmark on the touch screen. Thank you for your follow ups. Once again, fabulous community response!
  3. Thank you. Last question (for now)...does this suggest that, on this firmware, if I can complete a print successfully without the unknown error occurring - perhaps it could be related to the firmware? I do know about the mystery of the 998 error...just curious what to look for after doing this.
  4. Thanks. I will take a look. The print head seem to be secure and in place. I will first try the file @SandervG suggested...then check this. If you are referring to the "Lift switch" calibration...I did that...I also re-installed the 5.8.0 firmware three times...twice over the network (once on wifi and once wired) and the last time using the USB. No luck.
  5. Mine has the robot...I got the S5 close to it's release...only got the air handler and material station a couple days ago. So excited (just hoping to iron these issues out). I will get this file installed as soon as my 4-hour test print is completed. Do I just choose to "upgrade firmware" to install it?
  6. I am so glad I found this thread. I posted a [lengthy] message yesterday describing my issue (with videos). I have all of the same experiences here...can't unload material using the button on the material station or with the touch screen...but I am having a different issue then mentioned above which is an unknown error at the end of every successful print. I get this screen each time and have to reboot the printer manually. I even caught it on video (seen at the end of the video): I would love to know that this may be part of the bugs in 5.8.0 and not exclusive to me. I don't like to be alone with these issues. Is my unknown error something you have seen with this firmware?
  7. Hello all, I just received my air handler and material station a couple days ago. I have printed a few things successfully with Ultimaker ABS…but I can’t get the print to end gracefully. Each time the print ends, I get the following error: At the end of a 14-hour print, I decided to video the end of it to see if it would happen again - and it did. It has happened each time. Here is that video: You will notice that the filament begins to pull back away from the hot end and it stops in the Bowden tube right as the Ultimaker displays that error. I am not sure if it’s normal for the filament to stop at that point, but I am unable to get that spool feeder (A in this case) to respond to the eject button. Nothing works, the unload button and the eject button are either greyed out or unresponsive, respectively. Here is a video at attempts to unload the filament using the interface after reboot. (Also notice that, upon starting after the hard shut down), the printer shows the print was successful and allows me to confirm removal. Even the app on my phone confirms it completed successfully. Here is a video showing the success notification and in my inability to eject the filament gracefully: At this point, the only thing I can do is to forcibly restart the printer. Doing so, forces me to have to open the lever on the feeder in the back of the printer and pull it out physically. What’s more, I can no longer use the menu system to swap the core in slot 1, the core that was used for this print. When I choose to UNLOAD or CHANGE, it moves the head to the center of the bed, into position to have me open the front door, but the printer never prompts me to…just hangs. I again have to reboot. The only way I could get past this point was to reset the printer settings back to default. I am hoping you can help me here. To verify my settings, I am running the latest firmware of 5.8.0. I have reinstalled using the network and, the last time, was with USB. I have tried connecting to the printer with wifi and, my default, wired…both produce these results each time. I would love to know what else I can do here. This is beyond frustrating and feeling nervous about the sizable investment.
  8. Ha...sorry. Thought it was obvious. The issue I am referring to is the curving that happened at the top of the print. I definitely know it wasn't the most ideal orientation...my later print came out fine. I was mostly curious if I could print it on the S5. You may have nailed it with the wobble theory.
  9. I have a question about my S5. I tried to print a camera mount for my CR-10 printer. I found the mount on Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2916010) and decided to print it using my S5 and Ultimaker ABS filament. I made a few minor modifications to the print settings, such as to extend the brim size, since I wanted to print this standing upright and with good bed adhesion at the bottom. This is how it looked sliced in Cura: The pics below are how it actually printed at the top. For the record, the bed adhesion was so good (and I was mildly impatient getting it off the glass), that the part broke off the bed and not cleanly…the base of the model broke off as well. Oops. Not at all my concern...I know why that happened... Anyway…what do you all think could have been the culprit here? I suspect this isn't a slicing issue...but rather a physical hardware issue with the stability of the XY movement of my printer and maybe something that needs tightening - I did recently lube rods on my printer, verified X/Y calibration, and tightened belts...so not sure what could be loose or off. Additionally, the arms printed without a warp. The only deformity was at the top as pictured below. Also, I have the Printed Solid enclosure - so environment likely didn't play a part. Additional details: Ultimaker ABS 30mm/s print speed 15% infill 0.2 layer height Thanks for whatever you can tell me. (And for the record - I did print it successfully in an orientation where the long legs are flat to the bed).
  10. I only wonder then, how are the printers of far less quality and price, seem to get the tolerances closer. I have had far fewer issues with both the Prusa and the CR 10. The only answer I can come up with is the software. Before I bought my Ultimakers, I had never used Cura. I still only use Cura for my Ultimakers. I use simplify 3D for the others. Could this be simply be a slicing issue?
  11. Thanks to all here. Very informative post. I do get that the best tolerances can be built for in CAD (and I usually do). Unfortunately, I was having to print a complex part that someone else designed. All I had was an STL, but the print was part of a bigger installation where I needed better accuracy than I was getting with the default profile. The horizon expansion adjustment (to -0.03) allowed me to get the expected tolerances without any other changes. And this was printing with PETG (Polymaker Lite).
  12. Changing Horizon expansion to -0.03 was experience changing for me. This was a magical thread. Thank you. And credit to @gr5 as well. I know he tried to tell me to try -0.025 some time ago, and I did...but I didn't have a part to print that would be so sensitive to spec. This setting just successfully printed a PETG part I have tried 5 times to no avail (only changing flow rate before this).
  13. Definitely interested in tracking these results. I love the quality of my prints on the s5, but the dimensions are seldom what I was expecting. I just started a print with the horizontal expansion of -0.03 in hopes to get a product that fits my application.
  14. Perfect. I have done so. Thank you!
  15. Hi @SandervG Did I miss the update as to when those of us with an s5 will get the second glass plate? Not sure if I was supposed to officially request it or make sure my address is on file.
  16. Well @zungara, that was exactly it. Problem solved. No idea, though, why the material made a difference on extruder 1. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
  17. 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?
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ?
  21. 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
  22. It's all over the place, but still looks like it will do the job when it gets to the top!
  23. 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)
  24. 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.
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