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    Ultimaker S5

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  1. Amazing man thank you so much! You didnt have to go out your way to do that so again thank you. I'll give them a try for sure, very reasonable price too.
  2. So here's my experience over the last 8 months or so. PVA is a pain in the arse. It's super hydroscooic, it prints in blobs and strings etc and it's very expensive. I have found that for best results I print supports from extruder 1 and only print an interface layer of PVA from extruder 2 where support meets model. This has several advantages, it's cheaper because you use less of it, its quicker because the machine doesnt need to keep swapping nozzles, and it has less chance of causing problems.
  3. Ultimaker ABS. There was no warnings that it would not work so thought it would be ok, obviously its cooling and peeling up as it does so. Maybe I can do TPLA or PLA. It doesnt need to be mega tough to be honest - just needs to be tall and thin
  4. So I tried to print a long thin object over night and came downstairs to this, delaminations and even a layer shift. Very disappointed, this was printed with standard cura ABS 0 2mm profile with a new roll of filament. Am I asking too much from ABS? Should I consider an alternative such as TPLA?
  5. I print TPLA with hairspray, print is loose after cooling
  6. Maybe I spoke too soon. The LED's are fixed at current brightness setting and the slider is not changing the setting right now, I have not observed that before
  7. I am sure the developers could blow it up a little more though? We all know the webcam is almost useless in its current position but I can bearly see anything on it at that size
  8. Hey guys. Long time since I have been on here as (I got quite frustrated with the forum) but im back to say some of the gripes I had with the S5 have been solved over the last two firmware updates. The LED's are now sufficiently dim enough on low (still no off function - not sure why that is so hard to implement) and the printer now doesn't show as offline in Cura even when it is online so the workflow has been improved greatly. Thank you to Ultimaker for solving those issues. Sad to hear that the Aluminium build plate is now scrapped, I wasn't aware it was coming with one originally at the point of sale so I am not too bothered (what would aluminium offer over glass?) I had the email to say that a second glass build plate would be sent instead which is appreciated (still havent received mine?) but I wanted to ask why ultimaker didn't consider doing a PEI plate instead? something that would offer a textured surface like the plate that you can get with the Prusa?
  9. Is there any way we can make the webcam a bit bigger? all that grey real estate not being used? My computer has a 4k display if that makes a difference.
  10. Wow ok that kind of caught me of guard. I haven't seen any UK pricing yet but if it's ~£300 I will probably skip for now. I would assume the materials are going to be expensive too
  11. Right ok just got home from travels in Asia so I haven't waited until everyone goes to bed but I hope you can see the problem here @SandervG - this is lowest light setting possible, I have taken a few photos to prove. Obviously in a couple of hours my neighbours outside light will be off and our house lights will be off and then this becomes super obvious that there is something going on in my garage which is not good. All I want is an option for Frame Lights on/off. If they are on their brightness corresponds to the frame light slider and if they are off they are off.
  12. If its easy to implement on the Printer I see no reason to not have an LED OFF function. Thats all I want - the ability to turn the LED's off...
  13. Ok I will send you some photos when I return to the UK on Monday. You will see exactly what the issue is straight away I am sure.
  14. Have you had success with PVA and PLA? I had issues as the PLA will not stick to PVA
  15. Super disappointed to read this guys. Mine lives in my garage and even at lowest light lights the whole thing up so that anybody can see from the outside that there is something going on in there. Ultimaker - you need to get the details right! I think they either fail to grasp what customers expect at this price point or just do not care. Either way it's extremely disappointing.
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