Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
ecoscan

Printer ignores Cura settings for 'Material'

Recommended Posts

Hi guys

I bought a printer approx. 6 months ago and am new to this community. I consider myself as quite new in this whole 3D printing department and not really a thorough tekki as many others but still...

I have a problem with settings in Cura. I use latest beta version which is brilliant for me as I require that level of detailing to make the printing work for my project.

However, for some reason the settings under the 'Material' tab appear not to be transfered into the 'brain' of my UM2.

When I had the printer new it seemed default set at 220 degrees for print head 60 for the bed . Changing these in Cura had no effect but not a real problem at that stage.

At current, for some reason, it is 0 degrees subsequently 90 degrees and material flow at 107%. The latter I did set myself with the wheel on the printer when at one stage when I was trying to print with a rubber-type material and I must admit I did have a powercut (this is Ireland for you) in a particular print but cant remember the exact situation.

At one stage I even noticed head being heated to 260 (could be that the printer waits heating the head after the bed is ready, dont know) which I found really scary.

So currently at every print (even when making a second print of an object, without switching the UM2 of) I have to adjust these settings manually which is truly annoying and waiting for disaster to strike.

What could be the problem here?

I uninstalled Cura and reinstalled Cura again without any change to situation above.

I am not sure if it's Cura or something to do with the printer itself (firmware??)

Any help greatly appreciated

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Settings such as temperature and filament diameter is set on the printer when you're using a UM2. The reason for this is so that you can use the same Gcode (the file cura produces) with different materials without having to re-slice it every time. You just change the material setting on the printer and go.

The numbers you're listing sounds like ABS settings. I'm guessing you've mistakingly set the machine to the ABS profile instead of the PLA profile. You can change this in the material menu on the printer.

You can also create several different profiles and store them on the printer for easy access. Here's a guide that shows you how:

http://support.3dverkstan.se/article/36-creating-custom-material-profiles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

many thanks for this quick and clear reply. I will look into this and reply again with result

 

Yep, had my fingers on wrong button.

I assume the other 'Material'-parameters (such as Z-hop and retraction length) are product-'sensitive' and setting these in Cura will mean a transfer to printer within the gcode. I will play around with it.

Thank you again.

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.
      • 2 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!