Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

How to prime extruder after heated bed and firmware upgrade

Recommended Posts

After mounting the heated bed upgrade on Ultimaker Original, upgrading to Cura 15.04.2 and installing the new firmware I noticed changes in the menu on the Controller. Moving de X, Y Z-axis changed (but that is OK) but the possibility to Extrude (prime extruder, e.g. after replacing a fillament) has vanished.

Can someone help i.e. explain how to prime / purge the extruder.

Thanks in advance

Edited by Guest

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

On the Original the easiest way is to do this by hand (I have this printer for 3 years and never used the controller for that, never noticed is was there...)

Do the 'preheat PLA' (or ABS) in the Ulticontroller and wait for the temp. to reach around 200 degrees. Than you manually turn the wheel on the back were you load the filament and turn it gently in the direction of the arrow. The resistance you feel must correspond with the flow of the filament that you can see. Do this before every print you start and if your bed leveling is good, your print will start perfect. Also great for changing colors.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • How to 3D print with reinforced engineering materials
      Ultimaker is hosting a webinar where we explain how you can achieve and maintain a high print success rate using these new reinforced engineering materials. Learn from Ultimaker's Product Manager of Materials and top chemical engineer Bart van As how you can take your 3D printing to that next level.
      • 0 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!