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  1. Hello. Would you be interested in buying a device which allows for plug-and-play perfect filament fusing? I mean that you just have to power it up and it can fuse perfectly materials in an instant. If so, how much would you pay for such a device? Thanks!
  2. Hi Johnny, Thanks a lot for the tips. I will try this out next time we need to print something using PC. Have a great day! Cosmin
  3. Hello, I would need to print something with this material: https://ninjatek.com/eel/ Unfortunately, it only comes in 1.75mm or 3mm diameters. I have never seen 3mm filament before. Can I somehow use this material on my S5 printers? And, do any of you guys know of any other electronically conductive flexible filament available out there? Thanks. Cosmin
  4. @NovaStarGX Ohhhh I seeeeee now. I will try this ASAP. If I need to make adjustments, how did you do that? just pull the axle down, if you need it to move down a bit? Or pull it to the right, if it needs to go to the right? No unscrewing or anything like that?
  5. @Torgeir If I move the extruder manually, the sound is still there, but only during certain types of moves. For example, on the X axis, it will sound horrible going left to right, but right to left there is no sound, just that silent humm you mention. There is also no play on the extruder, however the sound seems to be coming 99% from either the small motors or the belts, specifically in the corner of the printer. There is no real sound coming directly from the extruder. They have been printing quite a lot. I can't say an exact number, but since Sept 2019 they have been printing about 30-40% of the time, so let's say about an average 8 hours per day - times about 5 months, you get the idea. However, that's the reason we went with the not quite cheap Ultimaker S5's, on the premise that they can and will work that much. @NovaStarGX That sounds like a plausible scenario. Can you please explain a bit more how you fixed it? I can't seem to quite understand. Thank you both for the answers. Cosmin
  6. Hello, Here is a we-transfer with 2 videos, taken on 2 different S5's. Both have the same problem. vids / also attached ZIP here, if link expires. Thanks! wetransfer-e27d18.zip
  7. Hello, I have some problems with some of my S5 printers, and I wanna see if you have any recommendations. Firstly, I have some serious grinding noise coming from the 2 motors. It sounds like they are coming from the belts, as if they are grinding on to something. I have tried tightening the belts as per UM's instructions, and sometimes it works for a few days, but the noise just comes back afterwards. For this, I am not sure if there is something I can do. If it gets worse, I'll just send them back to the supplier, but since our business is providing 3D printing services, I wish to not do that if possible, as the printers gone for a few weeks would hurt us. Secondly, where I hope I can do something quicker, is that the whole printers and print bed seem to be vibrating pretty hard. When I have 2 color prints, it's obvious to me that the extra movement made by the print-head is messing with the whole print, and leaving some nasty stripes on my prints. The printers are placed on a VERY solid piece of furniture, but without any silicone feet or dampeners (would these help? something to dampen the vibrations in between the printer and the furniture) Any other advice as to how to stop everythng from vibrating and leaving nasty traces on my prints? I added some photos for reference. Thanks a lot. Cheers!
  8. Hello, I need to print some prototypes with Ultimaker PC material, on our S5 printers. Was curious if anyone tried printing with some kind of Breakaway material as support(I have the one from Smartfill) and had success on small prints. Also, do you have any tips/tricks for printing with it? What settings do you use for support, when using PC as support, not something else. Any other tips? Thanks a lot. Cosmin
  9. Yes, Cura 4.4.1 helped for me as well. Thanks for the suggestion.
  10. SO, a bit of an update to the situation. As pulling a direct ethernet cable is pretty hard, we decided to try and setup a 2nd router as a bridge. This was properly setup, and our printers connected to the 2nd bridged router via ethernet cable. Now, the printers appear connected via ethernet, they have internet connection basically, however they can not be found on any network in CURA or through the Ultimaker android app. Any advice as to why this happens? Previously, we could atleast see the printers and briefly connect to them, via WIFI directly. Now, it seems that it's even worse. Thanks, Cosmin
  11. Hello people, One of my S5 printers has starting making a weird noise. Basically, when the print head moves on the X axis from left to right, a very weird and loud noise comes from somwehere in the top-right corner - my guess it's the small motor on the right, or the belt. When you put the finger on the belt connecting the motor to the axis, and the axis moves left->right, you can feel a vibration on the belt itself. This started about 4-5 days ago, and yesterday the noise started to be heard when the head moves from right-> left aswell. Same noise, only lowed in intensity, coming from the same part of the printer. I am 90% sure it's a problem with that particular belt. All of the belts are tight, inluding that one, all the axes were oiled and the the main Z axle got some extra vaseline (oil and vaseline used were provided in the Ulti pack). I am waiting for a reply from my supplier, but they are in a different city and can't come to check this out personally. Here you can see a video and hear what I am talking about: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/24a27e5b45dc5bda106f9f3dbf02aa3620191009120055/16dc8ea48e2baa956d12d68811abdc6920191009120055/093dcf *link will expire on Oct 16th* Let me know if you have any idea what causes this, and what solutions you recommend. The printer was used alot, it's practically new (<1 month), in an office building with good conditions. Recently the printer had some failed prints, once caused by bad filament (tangled on the roll, sad reacts) and another time it seems that one print head did not retract, and the whole print got ruined. tested everything I can, cleaned everything I can, everything appears to work normally, except for the noise. Thanks a lot. Cosmin
  12. Thanks a lot, that does the trick. Really appreciate it. Will this affect the quality of the print in any way? using 0 (instead of 3, the value put by CURA before). Also, I've been in the situation when the roll of filament finished before a print finished. All good, the sensor got it, I put a new roll in, and the print continued. However, I got a small gap in the print, an imperfection. Is there something I can do about this, if this happens again? I've uploaded a picture, and you can see on the top of the print, 1 CM from the top going down, a line going all the way along the print. That's what I'm referring too. Thanks!
  13. Hello, I'm using Cura 4.3 and an Ultimaker S5 printer, trying to print with PLA on extruder #1 and PVA on extruder #2 (both PLA and PVA are Ultimaker as well). The problem I seem to be having is that Cura adds SO much support. It is basically wrapping my models into PVA, for no apparent reason. I have made a videoto show you what exactly I am talking about: https://imgur.com/e2FnetL Basically, I want to ask if this is cosidered normal, and if not what settings should I try? Or better, what are the best settings you guys recommend you guys recommend using to get the best prints with my setup. (S5, Ulti materials, PLA+PVA) Current settings, used in the video above: Latest CURA model, latest firmware on printer, 0.1 mm layer, 10% infil, support everywhere using exturder 2 (PVA), brim made with extruder 2, the rest are basic, recommended settings. Thanks a lot. Cosmin
  14. Hello, I have 3 S5 printers, and have connected all of them to the Cura Connect feature, with the app downloaded on my phone, with notifications enabled etc. etc. This is very useful for me, as I've had cases when the printer had some sensor error and it aborted the print, sending me a notification to fix the issue. However, the printers keep disconnecting. They are connected via WiFi, if that matters. Do you guys have any idea as to why this keeps happening, and what I can do to make it stop? When this happens, I need to switch the printers off and on again, and then run the connection setup again, which is mildly frustrating. Thanks! Cosmin
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