Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

What can possibly cause this printing error/behavior on UM2?


Recommended Posts

Posted · What can possibly cause this printing error/behavior on UM2?

Hello,

I am happy with one design. Threrefore, i left the office last friday with the same printing job on both my UM2 and my UM2+

Both printers use the same filament from colorfabbb (pla standard white)

The job is merely the same piece that takes about 2~3h to print alone. I just repeated the same piece 3 times horitontally and 5 times vertically => in order to produce a STL file that will take the weekend to print.

the printing job in cura

deleteme.png

the job on UM2+ is perfect. here is what i found this morning

deleteme.png

However, I have a failed print in the UM2 :(

deleteme.png

What puzzles me is the behavior : It seems that something hard prevented/blocked the movement on the X axis

A. at about the end of the first "level", about 2~3 mm to the right (on X axis specifically and nothing on Y axis)

then level 2 is fine, then level 3 is fine too

B. then right in the middle of the 4th "level" there is a brutal shift on the X, about 2~3 cm to the left

C. then again another brutal move on X to the left, maybe 4 cm !

the whole print happened during the weekend. i have no video recording of the printing job.

Both printers use the very same power source (each machine has its own original power supply unit of course). I dont know whether or not it's off topic, so i'll mention it anyway : they are both electrincally connected to a device that provides power for about 10min in case of a temporary electric breakdown (don't the name of that electric device).

What may have happened ? Should I inspect the machine ? Should I make maintenance action ?

What's wrong ?

thanks for your ideas :)

fourchette

  • 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
     Share

    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker showcase | April 2022 | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
        I'm excited because I've personally produced this showcase event, so if you are curious what else I'm up to nowadays, come check it out and say hi in the chat! It would mean a lot! 
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 4 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 12 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...