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  1. Something i found out recently is that you can change the build chamber temp in cura (max 50°C). Which helps with ABS alot.
  2. Well here it is with build chamber temp set to 50° C, Turned out awesome! I'm not going to print a bad one for the sake of showing what warping I had seeing that these take 20 Hrs. and $7.91. But if you imaging, the flat side is the side that is on the build surface, and that very minor bowing you see was way more pronounced with default build chamber temperatures. There was a dishing effect going on, when there was too much fan running. The air manager works like a champ, couldn't be happier.
  3. Yeah, I let the bed get cool, I usually take the print off in the morning, It gets done 2 hours before I get in to work. Ill have one done with the air manager unplugged tomorrow, and another one with it plugged in soon, so ill try to get a pic. I print one of these panels every day, so I try to keep them pretty dialed in. The warping isn't the corners lifting up at all. It is when it cools and seperates from my bed (I use glass and Aquanet, that's it) the center pops up. The surface finish on the part definitely indicates proper adhesion, and there is not signs any part of the print lifting when printing. It's not a big deal, except we send them out to get circuit boards installed on them so I don't want them too warped. Before the air manager the corners would lift and I had all sorts of problems with ABS, so I printed CPE. I installed the air manager, and it works great for most all purposes, except default setting with a UM ABS spool the fan still spins too fast and I get the center arching up when the print cools.
  4. UM Black ABS, but something that I did not know got brought to my attention, and that is that I can adjust the build volume temperature, something I was unaware of. Right now it looks like default is 35°, so ill bump that up. What I am printing is large and flat, roughly 10 inches by 6 inches, and adhesion is the easy part. It is when I take the part off it warps, the higher build temperatures reduce warping in my situation.
  5. As far as I know. It is 5.4.27. I am happy with it, works great, just too much fan with ABS, even ultimaker ABS.
  6. I do the same, I wish I could turn that fan down to the very minimum with ABS
  7. I make end use control panels for our product and have tried MH, both build and Pro, and Esun trying to save a few bucks, but in the end Ultimaker material proved to be the best, but most expensive. It had much better flexibility (before cracking) and print properties. I have switched to ABS as of late, seeing that I enclosed my printer, and don't plan to ever turn back. As far as moisture, i never found PETG to get waterlogged, but I also use it when I get it, generally it never sits around longer then a month for me. I ran my fan speed at %20 and never had a problem with inter-layer adhesion, it was strong and great, I just quit using it because I need a higher glass transition temperature. Hope this helps
  8. If you do a change print core, it will retract the material. I had the same initial reaction to my material station, and got quite a few errors, I did a shut down restart and haven't had a problem since, and it has been in use everyday since when i got it. I did have an issue where mine wasn't bringing filament all the way to the nozzle, ended up just being a bad bowden tube. I replaced that everything is good.
  9. I found alot of cracking and shattering issues were brand dependent, some are just different then others.
  10. I have the s5 with the material station and I keep my feeder tension at half way and print an aray of material. I have had a small chunk of filament break off during material change and lodge in the feeder, I had to pull the cover off and remove it. If your feeder is too tight, which I have done, that will cause problems as well. I also had an issue with the material station where the filament wouldnt reach the nozzle and that turned out to be a bad bowden tube. You may want to clean your nozzle as well, cleaning filament works great for that. The material station is pretty slick I will say.
  11. I have one, it's nice. I cant comment on the benefits of using it with PLAs, but I can say that it does help with ABS and PETG quite a bit, I have better layer adhesion and much less warping. I have no way to measure UPF's myself, but there isn't any stink coming out of it when printing if that tells you anything. The fan does seem to run on high when using a generic material, so if it's right next to your desk it may be a bit annoying. I have mine next to my desk and it doesn't really bother me though. One thing that I really like about it is the ability to keep dust out of the machine, it's amazing how dirty my printer was getting. I was also getting nozzle clogs every once and a while, and so far that seems to be gone (I do have the material station too, that surely helps too). All in all I think my purchase was a good one, I don't regret it one bit. The firmware itself is surely in it's early stages, although not bad, I can see it improving in the future. Just like how all the other firmware updates have increased the S5's print quality.
  12. What exactly are you printing? I have the same concerns and I have the pro bundle on order. For me my concern is ABS, I would like to print that with a little better temp control. I have what I like to call "Reverse Warping" where the center of a large flat print bows up AFTER I remove the part. So I figure more stable temps would solve that issue. My next option is to got with an actively heated chamber machine, but those aren't cheap and the flexibility that the S5 has isn't there. I think if done correctly the air manager would work fine, having the 2 datum points of the ambient and the build plate temp, you could estimate the build chamber temp/fan speed pretty accurately. Unless this thing is in a garage or something and there is wide temp swings. I figure there isn't an internal temp probe, because of patent infringements, but that's just me guessing. But for the price the air manager doesn't seem like a bad investment.
  13. My S5 has been running everyday since March of 2019, I'm gonna guess and say roughly 16 hrs. a day, and no real problems to speak of (I tightened the motor belts). Every once and a while the nozzle will plug up, and I'm guessing that's from dust. What I don't like about the F123 is that the second extruder can only run their support material (according to our local strat dealer), so a dual color print is out of the picture. I have the pro bundle on order, which should solve most dust, temp, and humidity issues. The cost of print for the ultimaker will be cheaper, considering you don't have to stick to strat's filament. BTW, I print a control panel for an end use product, and a few other items. Cost of injection molding is cost prohibitive for us. If you need to print ABS regularly, the strat might be better because of the actively heated chamber, but with the Ultimaker's air manager that might solve those problems too.
  14. Great news, thanks for the update! Looking forward to receiving the bundle and putting it to use. Thanks, -Jared
  15. Please do. I am in the same boat as SubmarinePilot. A little clarity would be appreciated. Thanks, Jared
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