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  1. I'm trying to print some lettering on the first layer, but the lettering material is in location 2 of my S5. By the lime the lettering is printed, the gaps left by extruder 1 are too small for the lettering to show through. any recommendations?
  2. I've been scanning/re-designing and printing some Guitar pedal enclosures this week. The idea is to save some pedalboard space so i can fit more pedals on my board :) This prototype is printed in PLA at 0.2, but the final version will be Nylon.
  3. This reminds me of a design i've been working on that is printed in the same way. But its based on a series of hexagons and pentagons which curl up and clip together to form a ball. Just small scale test prints so far, and i haven't had enough success to try a full scale print yet.
  4. My S5 was about 7 days old when the pulleys went out of whack :) Screws loosen over time through vibration, especially small ones ( & especially those that aren't tight in the first place!!!). Although it may not be the problem, a periodic retightening of the screws is recommended by ultimaker. That's why they supply the 2mm allen tool with the machines.
  5. here you go... 0.2 accurate.zip
  6. had a few hours spare and printed this today... Printed with Innofil PLA at 0.2 layer height with some custom settings. 0.2 and above were free to rotate. used this custom profile 0.2 accurate.curaprofile
  7. Just a quick update for those who are interested....Two very successful prints using this core, spool of filament and 130%material flow setting.
  8. It's kinda hard to tell but Is it shifted in both X and Y directions? If its just one axis it could be a loose pulley. Just tighten the pulley grub screw. (after axis alignment) This happened to me a few weeks ago on a large print. But for two pulleys to go at the same time would be incredibly unlikely.
  9. It survived, and it's looking great! 9 hours to go!
  10. just out of interest, if the nozzle was to suddenly unblock itself... would the 130% flow cause the print to fail? I'm leaving this one overnight and was considering what the risks are...
  11. great thanks! That would actually make a lot of sense. I was thinking about a clogged nozzle as a kind of binary parameter.... it is or it isn't. But of course it can be partially blocked aswell which may explain the fluctuating results. I had no idea wet filament could cause a blocked nozzle either! All part of the learning curve i guess!
  12. thanks for your input!I actually already bought a drybox today so we are very much thinking the same thing there! Im pretty sure its not the filament tho. I was thinking it might be under extrusion so i tried upping the material flow to 130% in the tune settings and the last couple of layers are looking really good! could all this be down to an incorrect setting in a profile?
  13. OK so i have been closely monitoring this print all day and i have discovered some very unusual behaviour. The print was going fine for the first few hours but then i saw the same thing happening as before. I was trying to find out what caused it when i touched the print head very lightly downwards and noticed that it INSTANTLY improved the print quality again. i tried to show it in this short video... hopefully you can see the line before i touch the head is terrible quality, then as soon as i touch the head everything returns to normal.
  14. The nylon has been out in atmosphere on the machine for 2 weeks.... Is it possible that it's too wet? But the material already in the bowden tube stayed dry and therefore produced a good first layer??? edit- so i canceled the print, i wasn't happy with the way its looking especially as its for a client. I have another, unopened spool of nylon so i thought i can print it with that instead, if my wet filament theory is correct. But before i did that, after clearing the bed, i restarted the print as a test to see if the first layer would be weird looking lik
  15. Today I started a large ultimaker nylon print. The first layer and brim went down great!! (left side of first image) But the next few layers seem to be furry and stringy, and I can hear a slight crackle from the nozzle. Is this normal? edit - sliced with cura 4.0, and S5 is updated to latest firmware Layer height is 0.1 (fine) all print settings are standard cura profile for Ultimaker nylon
  16. Today i was able to update via the popup on my s5 over wifi without issue.
  17. .... Unfortunately, although i like your proposal of a discussion, the decision has clearly already been made. This will have been weeks if not months of discussions at Ultimaker to decide how to best handle this situation. Ultimaker have come to the conclusion (and rightly so) that Existing S5 users will be compensated. It's Unfortunate however, that they have chosen an additional glass bed as compensation, instead of something that would actually increase the performance/capability of the printer such as for example additional Nozzle. The retail price of the machine
  18. I must say i'm disappointed. The Aluminium bed was a big selling point for the S5! i cant understand why ultimaker think a 2nd glass bed is a suitable alternative....
  19. thanks for the tips guys! Yes the overhang may well be the culprit! kinda makes sense as where they fail is just where the overhang is starting to get big. Indeed it is PLA, and i use a very thin layer of glue spread with a wet sponge i find works well. Im pretty sure its not bed adhesion issues as they are still well stuck to the bed when its time to remove them!
  20. Heloo everybody, My printer has been flat out on decorations and models for the kids this Christmas, but my latest print wasn't so successful... What could cause 3 out of 5 front right moose legs to fall off like that? All seem to have happened at exactly the same way. But 2 are uninjured. Any ideas?
  21. well said! I think the format, Presenter and interviewee worked very well. Both did an excelent job, and spoke clearly which is so important! I couldn't really see the reason for the Owens Corning video which must have been at least 25% of the allotted time, i would have preferred more QA, and a link to the video to watch after. I dont really see the point of any pre-recorded content at all in a webinar... Thats what youtube is for. I think anybody who is committed to watching a webinar at a specific time is likely a professional user looking for more detail and more complexity fro
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