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  1. I see more people suggesting manually/mechanically offsetting the automatic leveling to make the first layer more squished to the build plate. is there a way to add a "correction value" to the automatic leveling value? offset each value by X mm ? Or if I lower the first layer height it will give the same result?
  2. hi @SandervG I notified the lab I am working in, that we should be in touch with our dealer to coordinate regarding 4 printcores that were discarded because of these issues. This is already $400 that this thread has saved them.. To summarize this long thread I kinda hijacked, I think transparency regarding these kind of problems is very important. You admitted that your dealers were getting special updates regarding this issue and how to deal with it. The issue can cause a relatively minor thing like print detachment to full-blown disaster (over $400 in damage)
  3. @engr I am @wydmynd too. I have reason to do so. I am not rjd. no conspiracy here.
  4. I believe you that you may have 1 in 1000 prints come loose , but consider this: not all users are knowledgeable. beginners may send things that are not recommended to print. these prints may have much higher tendency to cause problems. when I have 1 in 15 coming loose is when working with CPE and nylon. say you are a school sending beginner-level projects, or a lab working with nylon/CPE/other, so you have 1 in every 50 prints come loose. let's say this severe clogging problem occurs only once out of 3 times the print comes loose. if you send 1 print every day on average, yo
  5. hi again @SandervG thanks for forwarding and working towards more transparency regarding this issue. they were kind enough to call it a "coin" but it felt like a medal regarding solutions - If UM is smart enough to encourage community projects using the camera for diagnostics, I am optimistic such problems can be first candidates ( from now on to be known as "spaghetti classifier" and "blob classifier") thx for all responses , waiting for updates
  6. hi again. I usually dont spend time in forums and trying not to be too much of a troll. I have vast technical experience with 3D printers since my first printer I assembled in 2011 (the kit came with an actual, physical medal. because if you got it to work, you deserved it!) I am trying not to expose myself too much but I recommend UM printers to schools and institutions because I think it is the most reliable printer under $5K for institutional use. labs I work with have logged over 55K hours of printing combined, on UM2/2+ alone prints detach from
  7. @kmanstudios excuse me your response is highly misleading. I have worked with 30 different machines UM2/2+/3/3E since 2015 and never seen such catastrophic clog result from such a common problem (print detached from bed) as far as I am concerned there is no proper solution to this problem. every time it occurs my sales representative requires me to purchase 2 new printcores (over $100 ea) and if the machine is out of warranty I need to pay for the whole head replacement (in some cases, clog is so bad that metal parts are bent and no repair possible) p
  8. @kmanstudios thanks for the reply. If I had bought the printer and it had said "you must monitor print every 1.5 hours using app or catastrophic failure can occur , you may lose both printcores, and the entire printhead if using nylon or cpe." then I would accept your comment. unfortunately sales people say it is no problem to print unattended, worst case your print may fail. now i have found a "private" document published only to service providers. they call this problem "flooded print head" and comment that this problem can happen more often than they care to admit. and they ar
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