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    Ultimaker S5

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  1. Bigbrit

    Tough PLA bed adhesion

    I print TPLA with hairspray, print is loose after cooling
  2. Bigbrit

    Ultimaker S5 | impressions & opinions

    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
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    The webcam view on cura

    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
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    Ultimaker S5 | impressions & opinions

    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?
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    The webcam view on cura

    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.
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    Print Core CC | Red for Ruby

    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
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
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    Ultimaker S5 | impressions & opinions

    Have you had success with PVA and PLA? I had issues as the PLA will not stick to PVA
  11. 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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    Ultimaker S5 | impressions & opinions

    It was also my understanding that you should use a prime tower. I think Cura has it set to on by default. Again shows the lack of literature on how you are supposed to use this printer and software. As for materials running out during a print it has happened to me. You just navigate to the materials section and tell it to change materials, it will unload the bit that's left and then you reload the new one and you carry on. I really wouldn't suggest trying to push the material in behind the old one as the retraction would be a problem
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    Ultimaker S5 | impressions & opinions

    Exactly the same as me mate and what I have reported in this thread previously. What I meant is stability with cura connect over wifi connection to printer, have you fixed this yet or not @SandervG? Also can you comment about how the firmware upgrade part of the printer will behave post new update? will you be making this more intuitive?
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    Ultimaker S5 | impressions & opinions

    I will do one in the coming weeks and post it here. I think it's important there are more reports about the machine on SM other than Ultimakers own media. I love the printer, I am just disappointed in it (as you can read in my earlier comments in this thread) Ultimaker come on guys, you have dropped the ball. Pick it up and sort it out. Also some more communication on this forum would not go a miss in my opinion. Silence is not good!
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    Ultimaker S5 | impressions & opinions

    I keep meaning to do one on my small channel but I don't think Ultimaker would be best pleased as I think as things stand it's a bit of a mixed bag.... I couldn't sing it's praises at the moment, it's good but it's not £6500 good tbh.
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