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  1. Release: Teaser: Rumors, thoughts and comments are welcome!
  2. Hi all, I'm wondering if there's a way to output the hot end power consumption data after a print has completed. I'm assuming that as the extrusion rate changes throughout the print, so must the power used by the hot end to melt the plastic. My thinking is that if the hot end is held at a constant temperature, then a higher extrusion rate would correlate to more plastic that needs to be melted and more power consumed by the heating element of the hot end. And/or is there a way to output the hot end temperature vs. time and extrusion rate vs. time after the print has completed? Then I could hopefully correlate dips in temperature to increases in extrusion rates. I'm using an S5 and Cura 3.4.1.
  3. Dear Cura Users, Please help if you can... **Application Version** Cura 3.6.0 **Platform** Windows 10, 64 bit **Printer** Custom FDM multi-extruder. Four extruders docked on the back wall. **Steps to Reproduce** Print any multi-material model. **Actual Results** Last used "Extruder End G-code" is not executed. Last used extruder remains attached to the tool holder. **Expected results** Last used "Extruder End G-code" should be executed. Last used extruder would be properly docked to its' slot on the back wall. **Additional Information** On T[N] G-code command (where [N] is extruder index), N's "Extruder Start G-code" is executed and that code knows how to navigate to N's tool dock and attach it to the tool holder. At the end of the tool usage, N's "Extruder End G-code" is executed and it knows how to navigate to N's dock and disconnect it from the tool holder. Cura should execute last used "Extruder End G-code", because only that code knows where the last extruder needs to be docked at. I am a aware that Cura always executes "End G-code", but that code can not be conditioned on the docking location of the last used extruder. At least, I am not aware that such conditional statements exist. I am also aware that in multi-extruder case, Cura also assumes T0 to always be the first and will not execute the T0's "Extruder Start G-code", but in that case I can at least inject T0's "Extruder Start G-code" into "Start G-code" knowing it is specific for T0. I don't know why wouldn't it make sense to always execute "Extruder Start G-code" and "Extruder End G-code" even on single extruder printers. Developers could always leave those sections blank if no extruder specific action is required. Thank you and kind regards.
  4. Hi everyone, Thanks for all your feedback during the 3.6 beta period. Today the stable release of Cura 3.6 will become available on Ultimaker.com at approximately 11am (GMT+1) Below are some of the highlights of this release: Print core CC Red profile. You can now select our new wear-resistant print core CC Red 0.6 when the Ultimaker S5 profile is active. This print core is optimized for use with abrasive materials and composites, and opens up a range of industrial applications. Use it in combination with... The Marketplace. If you haven’t used it before, the Marketplace (formerly the Toolbox) is a platform to add plugins and download material profiles configured and optimized by leading manufacturers. Download profiles for third-party materials, and profiles will sync to your Ultimaker S5 through Wi-Fi in the background when connected to that printer (note that your printer will need firmware 5.1 for this to work). This feature will also work for the UM3 when 5.1 is available (soon!) Gyroid infill. @smartavionics has contributed this fascinating new infill pattern. Gyroid infill alternates with every layer to distribute strength equally in every direction, while keeping print duration and material use to a minimum. You can find a more detailed overview of 3.6 in my blog and in the release notes. Download Ultimaker Cura 3.6 here. All feedback is welcome! Put it all in this thread. We are attending Formnext in Frankfurt this week (booth C20 Hall 3.1), so if anyone is in the area please come and say hi!
  5. Recently I have been trying to print a carabina (buckle) model that I have found online. The model comes in two pieces so I decided to print one at a time and then swap the filament colour halfway through. When I laid everything out and then added the M600 command through the post-processing bar, it said that it had sliced the model. After I saved the GCode file to my desktop, I decided to check through it just to make sure it had the M600 in the right spot. When doing this I saw that it only went up to 56 layers (instead of the proposed 108 layers). I dragged the GCode back into Cura to see if it could pick up the problem and then it showed me that the models were being printed at the same time. I have tried re-slicing, restarting, and re-installing Cura but nothing has worked. What is going on? Carabina.3mf Carabina.gcode
  6. There is a bug in that when you select 'bridge has multiple layers' this has no affect, essentially the bridge print Gcode is as though this option is always selected. You cannot for example change the fact that the fan turns off on the second layer (even if you set it to stay off it still turns off. I have checked the Gcode and its is identical with and without this setting enabled.
  7. SandervG

    New: Ultimaker Cura 3.5

    Ultimaker Cura 3.5 is ready and its waiting for you! It comes with new features, bug fixes and UX improvements. As always you can download it for free from our website, whether you run Windows, MacOS or Linux. So what does Ultimaker Cura 3.5 have in stock for you? A few of the highlights: Prime tower reliability The prime tower has been subjective to quite some changes and improvements over the last period of time. We strive to make it as space and time efficient as possible while also making it more reliable (i.e., less prone to tipping over). In our latest improvement, a prime tower has 2 sets of walls. The outer wall which is printed by extruder 1 which functions as a purge bin for extruder 2. This makes the prime tower more reliable because there is less layer bonding between different materials. Improved overhang wall processing When overhang walls are detected, they're printed with varying speed and perimeters will not start on an overhang wall. This should result in higher quality overhang surfaces. Material preferences When you often use a similar set of materials, you can now set them as favorites and save yourself some time! They can be quickly accessed in the material selection. Custom support. Inspired by, and similar to the support blocker you can now also create custom support with Ultimaker Cura 3.5. It works just like the blocker, select the area on your model where you want to add custom support using (small) blocks, and voila. Ultimaker Cura settings guide. Very excited about this new guide. In the toolbox you can find a new plugin called 'Cura settings guide'. When it opens you can find all features in Cura and a more descriptive explanation about what it does and how it works. Most of the times accompanied by a visual example. But there is more! User Experience - Hotkeys; quickly toggle through model manipulation tools (generally on your left) using hotkeys. - File menu; 'Save' now saves projects, and 'export' saves models as other file types. - 3MF project files; it's time to say goodbye to '.curaproject' types. Project files now use a 3MF extension instead. - 'Open recent' is added to the menu now too. - Monitor page; not just Cura but also Cura Connect has been updated. The print jobs interface has been improved so there would be less switching between tabs. Slicing enhancements - Initial layer support line distance, users can now configure the density of the first layer of support structures. Allowing you to reduce or increase adhesion to the buildplate and overal strength. - Fan speed override; with this new setting the fan speed can be modified on bridged areas where support is used. Note: this only works when support is enabled. Bug fixes For better stability and performance, we have fixed a variety of bugs in this release. Including excess M109 commands in GCODE, unnecessary travel movements, extra skin wall count, the order of printed models, and many more. For a full rundown of bug fixes, please view the release notes. Last but not least, a big thank you to @smartavionics, @ahoeben, @bagel-orb, Kriechi, MarmaladeForMeat and Cubiq. You are vital to the development and progress of Ultimaker Cura. Also a thank you to everyone who helped us beta test Ultimaker Cura 3.5 Beta. Without you, we wouldn't be able to release the stable version today. Convinced? Download Ultimaker Cura 3.5 right here. Need more information? Here is our blog and here are the release notes. Please let us know what you think below! ?
  8. Hi, if you are using Linux and feeling like trying the cutting edge of Cura development then head over to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s43vqzmi4d2bqe2/AAADdYdSu9iwcKa0Knqgurm4a?dl=0 where you will find copies of my current Cura installation. They are based on the Cura master branches + my own additions and tweaks and will contain all known bug fixes that have been merged to master. These are not AppImages but an archive of an installation built on a Ubuntu 16.04.4 system, just unpack and then execute cura/bin/cura.sh. Supplied with absolutely no warranty, YMMV.
  9. Ultimaker Cura 3.4 is available! We’re happy to share that Ultimaker Cura 3.4 is now available to use. What do we have in stock for you this time? We have included new plug-ins, UX-enhancements and some improvements to the slicing engine. You can find more information about Ultimaker Cura 3.4 in our blog. I am happy to share some of my favorite improvements with you below. What are yours? Plugin updates! Cura Backups — Yes, this is great! When you have installed this plugin you’ll be able store settings, material and plugin backups in the cloud. You can do this using your Ultimaker community account if you prefer to keep 1 profile or create a separate new account. You’ll be able to access your configurations from every computer and location around the globe (..with internet) More integrations — You’re now able to use the following files directly in Ultimaker Cura: (thanks to @thopiekar!) Autodesk Inventor Blender OpenSCAD FreeCAD Slicing engine upgrades Infill support — When you enable infill support the Cura engine will only build support structures where it is necessary to support walls or top layers, like internal supports. This may result in faster print times without caving walls. (thank you @bagel-orb) Controlled retractions. New options to control retraction like: Max combing distance with no retract. When set to a non-zero value, combing travel moves that are longer than that distance will use retraction, to maintain optimal nozzle pressure for better print quality. (Thank you @smartavionics !) Maximum combing resolution. Combing travel moves are kept at least 1.5 mm long to prevent buffer underruns, for better print quality. Avoid supports when traveling. Added setting to avoid supports when performing travel moves. This minimizes the risk of the print head hitting support material, improving print (Thank you @bagel-orb!) Support wall line count —Added setting to configure how many walls to print around supports. UX-enhancements Settings filter timeout. For a better performance, the settings filter is now triggered on enter, or after a 500ms timeout. So you should expect Cura to run smoother while using it. Anonymous data sharing. We have changed the ‘Send anonymous data’ button so you can see more information first, and then decide to enable or disable. We’ve also added logging for the new events. This data can be used to benchmark performance on different machines. Third-party printers and stability fixes We’ve included a lot of Ultimaker Cura 3.4 bug fixes and enhancements to improve your user experience: Empty file name — If an empty filename job was sent to Cura Connect, Ultimaker Cura would report it as sent, but it would not appear in the Cura Connect queue. Empty job names are now detected and set to "unnamed" to prevent this from happening. Curaproject naming — Fixed bug related to two "curaprojects" in the file name when saving a project. We've recorded a video explaining some of the video's more in-depth: There is even more included in Ultimaker Cura 3.4. We owe a lot of gratitude towards: @thopiekar , @ahoeben, @smartavionics, @bagel-orb, jwalt, ohrn, ngraziano for their contributions. Without them, Ultimaker Cura wouldn’t be the same today. Thank you! Can't wait to get started? Download Ultimaker Cura 3.4 here!
  10. ctbeke

    Cura Backups account

    Hi all, For everyone using the Cura backups plugin, I have an announcement to share: Later today, we will switch the location of the Ultimaker account and authentication service, meaning that the URL that the plugin is currently using will not work anymore. An update of the plugin is available in Cura's toolbox that fixes this. Unfortunately we were not able to migrate without this breaking change. On the other hand, the new account portal gives improved UI/UX, security updates and better integration with the create account and forgot password functionalities. If you have any questions or something is not working for you, please leave a comment below. Thanks! Chris
  11. I am using freshly-downloaded Cura 3.4.1. Trying to slice the 31-day spiral pillbox by LoboCNC (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2533058/files), printing one at a time on an Anet A8. In layer view, on layer 585 (which is one of the layers in the third and final part) I see some really strange lines being drawn from the first part printed to the origin (0,0). Then on the next layer they disappear?? Only to reappear at layer 601 after all the parts are finished. They are the only thing to happen in layer 601, but for some reason the print says it has 864 layers, although NOTHING gets printed after layer 601. As I drag the layer view, the lines spontaneously disappear and reappear. They're highlighted in all sorts of different line types- some are helpers, some are travel, some are inner wall or infill or shell. What the heck is going on? (Images attached show the lines, also show that absolutely nothing changes between layers 601 and 826).
  12. Hi everyone ?‍♂️ I buyed my first 3d printer two weeks ago, a Ender 3 model. I'm reading a lot about 3d printing, and of course, I printed many things. Everything is fine, just for one thing, that I think is about some tuning in Cura. I'm having this strange patterns outside of my prints, showed in the image atached file. The one in right is printed in Cura 3.3.1, using Draft Settings, and the other was printed in Slimplify3D using default medium configuraton. The only change in both was on the Nozzle and Bed temperatura, and the prints was made with PLA. At the begnning I thinked the problem could be on the printer assembly, im some axis or anything like that, but the test im other software resulted in a clean printing. I realy prefer Cura. For this S3D test I needed a friends help, so I tried many settings on Cura for resolve this (speed, shell parameters, etc), but at this point I need a help.
  13. I've got a question about the S5 I can't find any info about. I think this is the "screensaver", but the "!" icon keeps showing up on one of my S5s. What does it mean? The other one hasn't done it yet. TIA!
  14. Thanks to everyone who participated the last 2 weeks with beta testing Cura. Without the feedback we continuously receive, we would not be able to develop Cura as we know it today. When this is the first time you read about Ultimaker Cura 3.2, or if you're just curious about what made it through the beta testing period, let me go over some of the most interesting features. Adaptive layers. The days of a fixed layer size for your entire print are behind us. Adaptive layers offers an alternative where Ultimaker Cura will slice your model with thicker layers where there are straight walls and thinner layers on sloped surfaces. It is up to you to configure within what range of layers Cura can operate. For example, thin layers are maximum 0.06mm and the thicker layers are maximum 0.15mm. This is a great way to maintain a quality good looking print and save time where it is possible. Because the feature is pretty new, it is listed under 'Experimental' but feel free to give it a shot! The 'Layer thickness' color scheme which can be found in 'Layer view' mode. A color map ranging from yellow (thickest) to blue (narrowest) represents the relative thickness of each layer. Tree support. Tree support is an experimental support structure which shares some resemblance with the shape and roots of a tree. It seems to grow organically and multiple ‘branches’ grow towards your model and offer the necessary support. The benefits of this is that you use less support material, costs less time, and because there are fewer contact points it is easier to remove and gives better surface quality. You are able to use tree support in conjunction with other types of support material. Multiple buildplates. By enabling multi-build plate in your preferences a new UI element is added to your workspace. It lets you manage separate build plates with a shared setting in a single session. Using Cura Connect, you can send all build plates straight to your print queue to get it printed. Do note, when you save your buildplate as a project, it only saves the selected buildplate. Faster startup. It may be good to mention that printer definitions are now loaded when you add a printer. Instead of loading all available printers on startup. It enables Ultimaker Cura to have a reduced startup time compared to previous versions. Meshes in per model settings. In custom mode you can now assign different slice settings to different sections of your print by using meshes and per model settings. A mesh can have a few different functions, like: - Normal mode; print mesh as normal - Print as support; mesh will be printed as support material - Don't overlap support with other models; support material will not be generated where the mesh is - Modify settings for overlap with other models; the mesh will be printed where it overlaps with the model - Modify settings for infill of other models; the mesh will be printed as infill in sections that overlap with the model An example: This carabiner is sliced with a cuboid mesh and 'Modify settings for infill of other models' selected. In this example, it had denser infill settings, making a specific part of your print stronger/more rigid than others. Start/end gcode script per extruder. Variables from both extruders in the start and end gcode snippets can now be accessed and edited, creating uniformity between profiles in different slicing environments. View optimization. Quick camera controls have now been revised compared to Ultimaker Cura 3.1. Besides these pretty amazing features, there are quite a few more that you can also find in our blog . We have also fixed many bugs. Thanks again for everyone who helped us test the beta version, and special thanks to @ahoeben for his contributions. Edit: One of our Cura experts made an explanatory video about some of the new features in Ultimaker Cura 3.2. It was originally meant for the Beta, but I still found it very interesting, so I wanted to share it with you anyway. Discussed topics still relate to the stable 3.2. Most likely, we will make a similar video for the next release too. Let us know if this is helpful. We got you curious? Download the new Ultimaker Cura 3.2 and give it a try. If you do, make sure to let us know what you think below Thank you and have a great day!
  15. I was very excited to see the "Infill Steps" feature that would allow the infill to be reduced as you get away from top/bottom surfaces. The factor of 2 reduction is quite abrupt, and causes a lot of printing in the air to occur. For a long time I've wanted an infill that would split and grow to transition from a very sparse density to a very filled layer and always be supported underneath. The image in my head was that of the Divinity School in Oxford, the Vaulted Ceiling: A quick mock-up of how a vaulted unit cell might look something as shown below. The vaulted sections could then split again and create a denser layer that is supported beneath at all times with low overhang. Vaulting could recursively be used to transition between the top/bottom surfaces and a very low infill volume. Just like architects have been doing for ages. I'm a big fan of cubic-subdivision and I think it would be interesting to see if that infill type could use the recursive-split vaulted features to allow increased vertical strength and reduced infill density. Finally felt the need to speak up and put my thoughts out there for the community. Does anyone think this could get some traction? I'm sure the programming team wants more on their plate to do.... Thanks for considering.
  16. Hello! I need some help with SimulationView. I have seen this feature in 3.1 version that I can simulate the toolpath. In my case there isn't any "play" button by layer view. Currently I'm using 3.2.1 version. How could I enable this feature? Thanks for the answers!
  17. Hi, Welcome to the new Ultimaker community forum! Whether you just arrived for the first time, or you are a regular guest already, you might be wondering where you can find some of the basic features of this forum. To make the transition as smooth as possible, I’ve written some guidelines that should help you. The top right is where you can log in or register to create an account for the Ultimaker community. When logged in, you can access your profile there, see your notifications and direct messages. In your account, you can view your profile and via account settings you can access your notification preferences . We recommend checking your notification preferences to make sure they are to your liking. You can receive notifications from content that you follow and receive, subforums that you follow and even users you have chosen to follow. No need to miss anything. In the menu you can find: Browse - Forums, this is where you can talk and dive into the knowledge that is in our community. - Calendar, you can create your own events here. So will Ultimaker. You can notify if you will be going to an event and receive notifications. - 3D Prints, you can share your 3D print here and you can check out what your fellow community members have made. You can also share gcodes, curaproject.3mf files and jpg (pictures of your print) here. - Leaderboard, which community members are most active and what topics are most popular. You can find it here! - Our picks, hand picked content, selected just for you. Must reads for everyone. - Clubs , this is a private section of the forums. It is not uncommon we test a variety of new products or services in our community, sometimes open beta tests (like Cura), and sometimes closed (like [censored]). The closed beta’s will take place in private clubs. - Guidelines , our house rules. I would like to invite you to take a look at them before you start. Activity offers a couple of different filters that offer you new content. Under ‘My Activity Streams’ you can create your own filter to fully focus on topics you care about. Ultimaker.com; is an easy and fast way to our main website. We love to hear from you. So when you have a question, make sure to post it on our forums. There is a chance somebody already asked it before you, so the fastest way to your answer might be just a quick search via our search bar in the top right corner. Didn't find your answer? Then click ‘Start new topic’ and launch your question into our community. It's important you select the right category to post your question in. For example, our Cura team monitors the Cura thread but not per se the ‘official news’ channel. Secondly, there is a new option to add tags to your post. This can be a quick way to create context to your question, and is also a fast way to search or filter content you need. We hope you enjoy our new forum, you can let us know what you think right here and if you're new, feel free to introduce yourself here As always, have a great day!
  18. 0.25 mm print core. After releasing the 0.4mm and 0.8mm print core, today we make another step in offering a full range of diverse print cores for the Ultimaker 3. Today we are releasing the 0.25 print core, which is ideal for printing with higher details, especially in X and Y. With this, your Ultimaker will become even more versatile. The 0.25 print core will only be offered as an AA print core, because it is not suited to be used for PVA. Potential use cases for such small details include microfluidics, dental model casting, architectural models, and fine mechanical parts, such as small gears or other models with thin walls, fine text and a high-quality surface finish is necessary. We put a lot of work in creating the print profiles that go along with these print cores. In order to fully utilize all the hard work we put into this, please also check out the latest version of Ultimaker Cura. Each profile is developed by our team of material engineers after countless testing and optimizing. Breakaway material, an alternative way to support. The range of support materials you can choose from for dual extrusion is expanding. Next to PVA we now also offer Breakaway support material. Breakaway can be quickly and easily removed from your 3D prints: simply break away the support material using either gripping pliers, cutting pliers, a knife, or by hand. After removing the support material, a smooth surface quality will remain in the supported surfaces. Although it is a support material, Breakaway is used with a AA 0.4 mm print core. If you are curious to find out with which build materials it can be used, check out our chart here. Pricing and availability The 0.25 mm print core will ship with one item in retail packaging and will be offered at a similar retail price as currently available print cores. Breakaway will come as a 750g spool and will be offered around the same price point as, for example, Nylon. Both of these items are available for purchase now. Get in touch with your local reseller for their prices. As always, we're we love to hear your feedback!
  19. Cura is frequently being updated with new features and possibilities, but rarely with features of this value. Today Cura Connect is made available to all of our Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker 3 Extended users, whether you just got your machine or you already have one for a year. Cura Connect is our print management system, which is aimed to make your life easier. It enables you to control and monitor a group of prints you have configured through Cura. Thus providing an efficient production solution for your office, studio or work space. Just like Cura itself, Cura Connect will receive continuous upgrades over time. But it is already a powerful tool to help you streamline your workflow. Spread the workload. Print jobs are shared between a group of Ultimakers through a centralized queue. When one printer is occupied, other scheduled jobs are assigned to available printers with a similar configuration in the group. Flexible scheduling When a print is completed Cura Connect will send you a notification. After removing the print the next print job in line will print automatically. Prioritize print jobs as needed Since there is one centralized queue, there is a clear hierarchy. A new print job has a higher urgency? Just move it up the line! Prepare for the settings you need No need to slice your prints for a specific printer. Cura Connect will find the printer in your group with matching configuration (print cores, materials). If it can't, it will ask you to set it up when a printer is free. But there is more! Scale up your operations Group multiple printers with a matching configuration into one group. Each group will have its own centralized queue. If you want to expand your operations later, it is easy to add or remove printers from existing groups. Maintenance Cura Connect monitors your printers and schedules maintenance tasks to keep your hardware in the best condition, eliminating problems down the line. Notifications Browser notifications will update you about a job's status. Printer frame lights notify you when a printer needs attention by dimming its light. Ready for the future Thanks to the embedded system and Wi-Fi connectivity of the Ultimaker 3, new software updates will continuously offer you new features, empowering your 3D printing experience further. It may also be good to know that installing Cura Connect requires no server, no extra software and no complicated setup. Install the latest Cura, update the firmware on your Ultimaker 3 (Extended) and you are good to go! A few tips for the early bird: When setting up your first group, think about how it would work best for you. Are various printers spread over a larger work floor? Then you may want to group some based on location. Try to match as many printers with a similar configuration for the smoothest experience Within a group, one printer will be the host. This host will forward print jobs to all other printers in that group. If you are going to include Ultimaker 3's and Ultimaker 3 Extended's into the same group, make sure the Ultimaker 3 Extended is the host. Although if possible, you may want to group your printers with the same build volume too. And the best tip of all, before you start make sure to read the manual Let us know what you think, as always we're eager to hear your feedback!
  20. We’re proud to make a new announcement almost a year after the Ultimaker 3 launch. But this time it is a little bit different than usual. We are not going to launch a hardware product, but software. We will launch them in 2 segments. Continue reading to find out more! Ultimaker Cura 3.0 | October 17th. By entering the next version we are marking the start of a new era. In this era the plugin structure of Ultimaker Cura will be crucial to progress, outside innovation and empower your user experience. Our advanced software is more open now due to the license change to LGPL, and this shows in a range of new plugins like SolidWorks and Siemens NX. Ultimaker Cura will be more like a platform and will have various plugins that empower our users and their workflows. Beside this, Ultimaker Cura 3.0 also has an updated interface and improved performance over the previous version. - Another reason for celebration is that Cura is used by over one million users worldwide! Cura Connect | November 7th. In addition to Ultimaker Cura 3.0, we are also going to launch a new feature. Cura Connect is an integrated print management feature. With it you can plan and assign prints and manage maintenance schedules across one or more 3D printers. Cura Connect is accessible through Ultimaker 3.0 and runs on your Ultimaker 3 (Extended) firmware directly. In other words, Cura Connect will be available to all our Ultimaker 3 owners for free, whether you already own an Ultimaker 3 or will buy one in the future. Its features have proven to be valuable when you are using one, or multiple Ultimaker 3’s. It will allow you to: Manage your 3D printers: Create 3D printer groups, plan print jobs, monitor the progress and keep track of the maintenance schedule, all from your desktop. Print and forget: The planning algorithm allows you to send multiple print jobs at once so you can focus on other things. It will give you a notification when a print is finished. Manual removal of the print is still required. Easy to set up: Since it runs directly on the Ultimaker 3, there is no additional server needed and there is no complicated setup. When you will be starting to use Cura Connect, we advise you to think about what groups you want to make. The planning is done based on configuration (filament, print cores), so it makes sense to group similar configurations together. In the case of larger offices, you may also want to consider the physical location as a parameter. If you have any questions about your situation, feel free to ask here on our forums! Cura Connect will be available on November 7th. Keep an eye out for a firmware update for the Ultimaker 3 (Extended). Once you have it installed you can immediately start using Cura Connect. With regular updates to the Ultimaker ecosystem and entire new features (like Cura Connect), your Ultimaker experience will grow better and better over time. We’ll share more details about each of these products when they are ready to download. So keep an eye out for forum updates, our blog or social media!
  21. We’re always investigating and looking for ways to improve your user experience with Ultimaker products. It is my pleasure to share our latest innovations with you. PP filament. One of the things I am very excited about is a new material called Polypropylene (PP). It is one of the most widely used plastics and favorite of engineers and manufacturers around the globe. PP has some characteristics which make it very interesting for a variety of applications. Due to its toughness and fatigue resistance, it is popular for creating functional prototypes and durable end-use parts. Besides having great temperature (105ºC), electrical and chemical resistance it is also semi-flexible and has a very low friction making it ideal for (living) hinges and electrical components. Our materials team spent quite some time optimizing the print profiles for the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 3 series. New profiles. And while they were at it, they also created and improved some of the existing profiles. The profiles for CPE+, PC and TPU have been optimized to give you a seamless 3D print experience with your Ultimaker 3. The PVA profile has also been updated to give you an even better result using PVA. Specifically the profiles for PLA/PVA and CPE/PVA. Advanced 3D printing kit. Some of these special materials require a different approach when 3D printing. To ensure consistent quality results with ABS, PP, CPE+ or PC we recommend to use the Ultimaker 3 Advanced 3D printing kit. Check our material pages for the ‘Advanced 3D Printing kit’ symbol to find out when it is recommended. In one kit you will find 25 adhesion sheets, a front closure, a glass plate and 1 adhesive applicator. New firmware and Cura 2.6.1. Where will you find these new print profiles? In Cura 2.6.1 of course! The new firmware allows you to reprint your latest file you have sent over via your network without having to launch Cura and an improved material change procedure which flushes out all residue material ensuring your print core is fully clean when a new material is inserted. Check out our software page to download it immediately. Check out our blog for more information regarding these new products!
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    Made by the new Ultimaker

    Next to our successful Ultimaker 2 family, another dynasty will be added shortly. Just a few more days until we can really get to know it, but we figured we could already start showing what it can do. In the next few days I will update this thread with some new shots and video's that reveal something. We feel this machine is a great fit for the industries where there is a need to print even more complex things than what was ever possible before. The next era of 3D printing is about to land, make sure you have a front row seat video 1 video 2 video 3 video 4 If you have watched and inspected our video's closely, but you are still eager for more, join us while we make a trip down to memory-lane. See what the last 5 years have done for Ultimaker. 'It all started with a RepRap project that served as a true inspiration for many creative thinkers, among them 3 fellas with a bright future ahead of them...'
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