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  1. Hi All , i have been trying for weeks to print this , would any of the members please have a look and tell me what im doing wrong, or is it the model ? thank you CFFFP_para.3mf
  2. 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!
  3. I received my Ender 3 Pro and followed directions to a tee, then tried the dog model and it came out horribly. 3 days later I've been tinkering with the machine doing these items; Leveling bed Tightening belts Checking PSU, Fan, Extruder After this my prints improved by 20%, now comes the cura settings. I just can't seem to find the right balance as I went as far as to precise printing of small parts at .04. Current Settings; (Cura Profile Attached) 4.5.1 QUALITY Layer Height: .12mm Initial Layer Height: .12mm Line Width: .4mm Initial Layer Line Width: 100% SHELL Wall Thickness: 2 (Tried Lowering and Raising) Wall Line Count: 5 Optimize Wall printing: True Alternate Extra Wall: True Fill Gaps Between Walls: Everywhere Z Seam Alignment: Sharpest Corner Enable Ironing: True (Gives Better Top Layer) Skin Overlap %: 10 INFILL Density: 100% (Before I get slack, I use this because I'm trying to make smaller gears that I don't want to bend easy, Going forward im just gonna get stronger material) Infill Pattern: Grid Infill line Multiplier: 1 Infill Overlap %: 15 Layer Thickness: .12mm Skin Removal: 2mm MATERIAL Temp: 210 Bed Temp: 60 Material: PLA Flow: 130 (Using less gives worse prints, and I don't think it has to do with bed level, im looking into different extruders) SPEED Speed: 45 Wall Speed: 25 Travel Speed: 150 # of Slower Layers: 2 Print Jerk: 20 Travel Jerk: 20 TRAVEL Enable Retraction: true Traction Distance: 6mm Traction Speed: 25mm Combing: Off Retract Before Outer Wall: True ADHESION Build Plate: Raft (Gives better adhesion vs everything else) All Other settings are base or near base (Attached Profile) Images: https://ibb.co/XbXrFWY https://ibb.co/m8rNr0P https://ibb.co/9Z9L80r https://ibb.co/7Gxfymw https://ibb.co/XjFs5Zf Video: https://streamable.com/6laa9 Im still learning alot so feel to correct where needed better.curaprofile
  4. Hi 3D Printing folks, Got an issue while Printing with Dual nozzle(Chimera type) Whenever i am printing dual colored prints in PLA at 190-220 degrees on both nozzles with prime tower using 4.5-6.5mm retraction settings still the oozing is high. Have tried with different temp & Retraction settings. The first hot end is passing through the print and then going to the prime tower, forming to ooze more, Can some help me how to bring the hot end directly to prime tower with out halting over the Printing part? Have tried with few G-Codes, Please let me know what can be done, Thanks in Advance !!
  5. Hi All Just received my UMS5 and have run a few small/medium sized jobs with quiet a few problems along the way, but that's a different topic. My question is ... Where on the machine or software does it indicate the current layer its printing? In the Preview window of Cura 4.4 the vertical slider shows every layer, however once you start printing you only get a percentage of total job completed Am I missing something or what??
  6. Hi I am fairly new to 3d printign and I am trying to print a 3d Model. It looks like this. when i go into the layer view the model has a lot of errors. I read that the actual outcome can variate from the model if the printer can not print the shape e.g. to small edges. But in my case, huge parts are missing. I set the default profile for fine with 0.1mm layer hight. The model is about 200mm. What am i doing wrong and what can i do to fix that problem.
  7. Bonjour à tous, Nouveau venu dans l'univers de l'impression 3D, je possède une Alfawise u30 et j'en suis très content. Mais malheureusement je rencontre un problème. Avant tout, je n'imprime qu'en PLA. Depuis que j'imprime avec de nouveaux filaments, je rencontre des problèmes avec mes premières couches. En effet, les 5 premières couches que j'imprime présentent des bavures sur la surface extérieure de l'objet. Cela ne se présentent plus sur les autres couches, c'est juste au début. J'ai essayé de résoudre le problème comme j'ai pu, j'ai regardé de nombreux site et forum sur internet mais je n'ai rien trouvé de concluant. Voici ce que j'ai essayé : - modifier la température d'extrusion (210°C, 200, 195, 190,185,180); - modifier la vitesse d'impression ; - modifier l'adhérence au plateau (jupe, radeau, bordure...); - modifier la température du plateau (60°C, 50, 30, 20); Depuis que je possède cette imprimante j'ai ce problème. Pourtant elle marche très bien. Cela se voit plus au moins avec le type de filament utilisé. J'ai essayé 2 marques : E ice et Sunlu. J'ai l'impression qu'il y a trop de filament qui sort. Si vous avez quelques pistes je suis preneur car là, j'avoue je sèche un peu. Je n'ai peu être pas assez accentué certains paramètres par manque d'expérience et je reste donc ouvert à toute idée. J'aimerais vraiment régler ce problème pour faire des impressions plus propres et plus précises. Voici quelques photos de mes impressions et de mes paramètres. Merci d'avance, Hugo
  8. I use default setting in cura 4.4.1 and get brittle printout. I tried to increase printing temperature between 210 to 230 but still get the same result. Any one can give me some advice to solve it.
  9. Update --- Very good news! I'm pleased to announce that all reported problems with the Ultimaker S5 have now been fixed! Read my full post for more information. Greetings to the Ultimaker community. This is my first post. I decided to join and share my experience in evaluating the Ultimaker S5 3D printer. This is going to be a very long post, in which I'd like to share in detail what I observed, the various issues that came up, and my overall impression of this machine. Also, I would really like to hear your own experiences and how they relate to mine, in the hope that I can determine if my observations were the exception, rather than the rule, and to help me decide whether or not this printer is suitable for our needs. tl;dr: Received two (2) brand-new Ultimaker S5 printers in the space of one month. Both experienced frequent freezes/crashes in the touchscreen/UI, had to apply numerous power-cycles (i.e., turning the machines off/on using the power switch) to make them operate. In one machine, the BB print core was DOA. During the first couple of prints, both printers caused the print head to freeze mid-print, and deposit a big lump of molten PVA right on top of the printed object. Did I just get two bad apples in a row? Am I the only one out there experiencing this? Your feedback is greatly appreciated, many thanks. The long version I work in the defense sector, and was asked by my department to recommend a good, reliable 3D printer for our laboratory. I had heard of Ultimaker several years ago, as a well-respected company in 3D printing, that make high-quality, reliable machines. So, after reading about the biggest member of the family, the Ultimaker S5, it was an almost instant decision to recommend it. In fact, I recommended we purchase the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, but was later informed that there were some delays in production for the entire Bundle, but we could have just the printer first. Was really looking forward to the day when the local reseller would come to our lab to deliver and demo the printer for us. Here's what happened: 1st Ultimaker S5 (December 2019) Day 1: Reseller came to our lab, unboxed and installed the Ultimaker S5, installed print cores, loaded filaments, etc., and prepared to do the first test print. Waited 10+ minutes, nothing happened. Bed was not warming up. Touchscreen was unresponsive, s/w inside the printer had crashed. Had to power-cycle the machine. Upon powering up the machine, a "Finished Printing" message appeared next to a checkmark, which was odd, since it never actually started printing anything. Reseller had to do several power-cycles because the touchscreen/UI kept freezing and becoming unresponsive several times. Updated f/w to the latest version, nothing changed. Eventually, the printer managed to make a small print (one of the examples in the official USB stick). The print was good, I was impressed, but also worried about the odd behaviour and frequent crashes of the machine. Day 2: I tried to print a simple, small object. Everything started fine, printing commenced, several layers were completed without issues. Suddenly, the print head froze in the middle of the print, and right on top of the object being printed, but the extruder kept extruding molten material. The head stayed frozen for several seconds and then resumed printing. As a result of this, a blob of material was formed on top of the object where the head had frozen, thus destroying the smooth surface of the current layer (see first 3 photos). This exact same thing (freezing-resuming) happened 3 more times, and eventually the head froze completely, and could never resume. Big blob on object, printout ruined. UI had crashed, had to power-cycle machine, "Finished Printing" message appeared. Not good... Took photos/videos and spoke to the reseller, who agreed to take back the printer and replace it with another one. At least the reseller accepted there was a serious issue with the printer. I thought, "doesn't matter, it's a one-off, such things can happen, will be sorted out". Christmas holidays were coming, both of us would be away, I was assured the new printer would arrive in January 2020. And so it did. Read on... 2nd Ultimaker S5 (January 2020) Day 1 (morning): Reseller came to our lab, unboxed and installed the new Ultimaker S5, installed print cores, loaded filaments, etc. As he was doing all this, the printer's stepper motors suddenly started making a loud noise, as if they were vibrating. Print head didn't move. He was surprised, had to power-cycle the machine to make it stop. Eventually, we came to the stage where the printer was preparing to do the first test print. While waiting for the printing to commence, I smelt something burning, which was something I wasn't expecting, as the previous printer hadn't done it. The printing never managed to start, but instead we got an error message (maybe ER28, can't remember for sure) about overheating in the BB core (at position 2). That's where that burning smell was coming from! Tried a second time (removed and reinserted BB core), same error message. We then swapped BB cores between the old and the new printer, and eventually (after at least 5 power-cycles due to the touchscreen/UI freezing), we managed to do a small test print, and it came out OK. "It was the BB core", I said, "we nailed it". Sent another, much larger print, which started OK. Reseller left the lab, I stayed until late afternoon to keep an eye on the printer and make sure everything's in order. Day 1 (afternoon): Everything was going smoothly, until... BANG! The dreaded blob issue again! Print head stopped mid-print for around 5-10 seconds, leaving a blob of material on top of the object being printed (see last 2 photos). Subsequent layers gradually covered it, and printing continued. I left the printer to continue printing overnight, at the suggestion of the reseller (would complete the next day around 1:30 pm). Left the lab puzzled, frustrated and disappointed. Day 2: Printing from previous day completed successfully and came out beautifully. Really nice to see! But still, the freezing of the head the previous day just spoiled the fun. The blob of material is now buried deep inside the object and cannot be seen. But, what if it happened on an outer surface? What then? My conclusion The Ultimaker S5 is a beautiful machine. Large build volume, dual extruder, choice of easily-swappable print cores, good selection of standard and advanced/reinforced materials, auto bed levelling, Wi-Fi, semi-enclosed chamber (fully enclosed on the Pro Bundle), quiet, aesthetically beautiful, it has it all. Or, has it, really? Well, my experience on 2 brand-new Ultimaker S5 machines painted a somewhat different picture. My impression is this: when this printer works, it prints beautifully, and can produce stunning output. But the problem is that it doesn't always work! The f/w (the software running on the small computer inside the printer) appears to have many bugs and freezes far too often to be considered acceptable. During printing, the print head can freeze right on top of the printed object, releasing a big blob of molten material and thus ruining an otherwise near-perfect print. The most worrying part of my entire experience, though, was that the problems happened on both printers! Not one, but two! I really thought the first one was just a bad apple, the exception to the rule. But seeing the second printer having issues too, I'm beginning to suspect that this is something that really has to be looked at by Ultimaker's design team. 2/2 of problematic machines may be an indicator that something may be wrong in the design and quality control of this printer. It's just very worrying to me, that two (2) machines came out of Ultimaker's production line exhibiting the above problems. Being an Electronics Engineer, with 25+ years of embedded systems design experience (PIC, ARM Cortex-M4/M7), I worry that there may be something bad happening in the embedded system inside the printer. I read about a Linux mini PC that communicates with an Arduino. This may sound OK from a makers' perspective, but may not suit a professional-grade product. If that's true, then there may be bugs that cause those freezes and crashes. The UI crashing regularly during routine operations, such as changing print cores or loading/unloading filament is not a good sign. Most importantly, the print head freezing its movement mid-print and making blobs of material on the print is a major issue that needs to be addressed, no matter how rarely it may occur. The design should be robust enough to guarantee that such a thing is never allowed to occur. Back to my story, the reseller agreed (in fact, they requested) to take back the printer and test it at their own lab, with special G-codes that Ultimaker will send them, so that they are able to observe and address any issues. I must say that I was satisfied with the reseller's customer service. I had to suggest to them that we may have to look at another brand of 3D printer, to which they agreed. However, despite what happened, I really like the Ultimaker S5 (when it works as it should). Cura is also a very powerful slicer. There's a lot to like in this setup, and that was one of the reasons I recommended it. I really hope I get flooded with replies from happy users saying that they've never experienced such unstable behaviour from their machines. Request to the Ultimaker community Please let me know what you think about all this. What are your experiences with this printer? Has anyone had (or is still having) issues similar to mine? Am I the only one to experience such unstable behaviour from an Ultimaker S5? Could it be that I was just too damn unlucky and got two bad apples in a row, while the majority of machines out there work as they should? Be harsh, be critical of my methods, I don't mind. Just tell me I'm wrong. Tell me I did something wrong... If you want any more specific information, just ask. Many thanks for reading my story. I see that the first two posts of a user are moderated, and I hope that my post makes it to the public forum for everyone to see. It may sound negative, but the intent is wholeheartedly positive. What I'm saying above is the honest truth. I can back it up with photos and videos. I have nothing against Ultimaker, and I do hope that the 3rd time the printer comes to our lab, it works flawlessly without any issues. But I want to know if I'm alone in this, or there are others that can relate to my story.
  10. Hi @all This is my first post here, and I come up directly with a question... I use Cura since a long time, and I'm sure that it has worked in a previous version. I create the supports for overhangs of my object in the 3D Designer directly and don't use Curas support option for it. My problem is, if I create a wall of 0.4mm (same as nozzle size), Cura create a GCode for two lines for this "wall". I have read this Thread here: https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/20759-how-to-get-cura-to-slice-my-04-mm-walls ... But this is not my problem. I can slice the thin walls, but I get allways a print where my support walls will be printed with a thikness of ~0.8mm, because they will be printed with two rounds of the nozzle. I want to have supports like in the spiralizing mode or Curas Support walls, where the nozzle moves only one times for the support wall. In other slicers is this no problem. Why Cura create a gcode where the nozzle drives two times for the wall ? In the pictrues I have attached, only one line is shown for the support wall, but during the print, two walls will be printed. Greetz CR
  11. I have had my laptop for a few months now. It is a gaming laptop that has an intel i7-8750H processor with 16G of RAM and a GTX 1060. It runs Fusion360 like a champ, and can game tremendously well, but for some reason, Cura runs super slow. Anytime I try to adjust the settings for a print, every drop down men I open takes several seconds to open, and when I orbit around the object I am trying to slice, everything is always very laggy. It didn't do this when I first downloaded Cura, but for some reason it is doing this now. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
  12. I am using Cura 4.4.0 with an Ender-3. This is the first time I am trying to print something close to bed size. I am printing 200mm long (not too wide) and my bed is 220mm. The actual plate is 235mm. In the slice it looks centered on the bed but when I print it is real close to the near edge, less than 5mm. That means the far edge is 30mm away instead of the 17 it should be. It lost adhesion and crashed the print. If I move the zero location of the bed the head won't clear the bed on start up resets. Why is that and how do I center it. Lee
  13. Hello, I have an S5 and I'm just starting to do longer prints which are lasting for about a day, so i was hoping to use the camera fitted in the S5. However, when i click on the little camera in the monitor section of cura the screen goes a bit faint. I then clicked on the manage printer in browser link which led me to cura connect and there was my printer with a video camera button next to it, so i clicked it but still nothing happened. A black screen appears with a small page icon in the corner or a cross. I have reset cura connect on the printer as some people have suggested but it still doesn't work. It would be nice to use this feature to check on my printer remotely. Thanks in advance, Ewan
  14. There is not much more to say. If you can help, please do so. This was intended to be a vase made out of black Tough PLA.
  15. Are most people still using the glass bed with different preparations of chemicals? OR I am interested in possibly adhering a build type sticker to the glass bed. Is there any drawbacks I'm missing on that idea?
  16. Hallo zusammen, der S5 Pro ist öfters nicht erreichbar laut Cura oder App, der Livestream über die IP-Adresse ist jedoch immer abrufbar! Ist das auch ein Bug, der mit auf die Liste kommt? 🙂 Liebe Grüße!
  17. I am new to Cura software, and would like to import layers, into Cura, which were already sliced through another simulator. The aim is to generate the toolpaths for these layers without any slicing. Your help and assistance, in guiding me to to solve this issue, is well appreciated, thank you very much in advance Abdel
  18. Hello together, does anybody know when it will be possible to switch off or dimm the lights of the material station? That would be great! Thanks a lot and best regards!
  19. Hello We recently bought a S5 and I would like to connect it to the company network. For me to do that, I need to change the hostname of the printer, to a name fitting in our system. We are a big company with very strict rules of out IT systems. Is there any way to that? Best regards Søren
  20. Hello Ultimaker Community, Our UMS5 is currently running and we are attempting to update to the intermediate firmware version (5.1.94) and we are unable to. We would download the two files required (.tartar and .tar.xz.sig) and place them in the root directory of our USB Flash Drive and when we went into Gear Icon -> Maintenance -> Update Firmware on our UMS5, it would show a blank screen and not give an option to update. Is there anything I can do to `fix this issue?
  21. Hi! I am very new to 3D printing. I just set up my Anet ET4 printer. It came with an older version of Cura. I would like to use the newest 4.4 version. Has anyone set up a profile or printer settings that could help me to get Cura to work with my printer? Thank you, in advance! GreggL1962
  22. Hey Guys! I have a really weird Issue with Cura. I've used it for a long time now, and just built myself a new PC. Immediately Installed Cura, started it up - and nothing... After the splash screen I get a blank "Cura" window for 2 seconds before it closes completely. I've tried uninstalling and installing all versions from 4.0 up to the 4.5 beta to no avail... Every version ends up with the same result.. I've resulted to Running a VM With ubuntu and running Cura off of that - not terribly efficient lol. Attached are my logs 🙂 cura.zip
  23. Hi, I want to print a 3D model full of holes inside. However, when I check my model in Ultimaker Cura, it discrete the holes into several slices and create horizontal walls between them. I am sure, that I did not create walls by myself when I create the model. The x-ray does not show the walls anyway. I think they are some kind of support, however, when I check the support in the software, it is not crossed. Do you have any idea how can I avoid them?
  24. Hi all, Currently I am looking for a 3D print service that can print a part of ±16x16x16mm in two flexible materials: one (electrically) conductive and one non-conductive. I have tried prints myself with NinjaTek Eel but without a proper direct drive printer it's been difficult to get good results. I've asked around with ShapeWays, iMaterialise and some other local print services but it seems very few people are commercially printing with NinjaTek Eel (or a comparable material). So, my question is: Does anyone know of a service that can print dual-extrusion flexible materials, of which one conductive? If anyone could point me in the right direction with this, that would be great! Thanks in advance!
  25. Bonjour, J'ai une UM2 depuis plusieurs années, mais je ne l'ai pas utilisée depuis très longtemps. Je voulais mettre le firmware à jour, mais j'ai un problème, quand je connecte l'UM2 au pc en USB rien ne se passe, par contre quand j'ouvre Cura 4.4.1 l'UM2 reboot "salement" en boucle genre elle va griller. Est-ce que quelqu'un a déjà eu le cas ? L'option de la connexion par USB ne m'est pas hyper utile, mais j'aimerais la mettre à jour (en particulier pour pouvoir l'upgrade prochainement), il me semble qu'il était possible de la mettre en jour par la carte SD avant, non ?
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