In this stable release, Cura 5.3 achieves yet another huge leap forward in 3D printing thanks to material interlocking! As well as introducing an expanded recommended print settings menu and lots of print quality improvements. Not to mention, a whole bunch of new printer profiles for non-UltiMaker printers!
The UltiMaker S7 is built on the success of the UltiMaker S5 and its design decisions were heavily based on feedback from customers.
So what’s new?
The obvious change is the S7’s height. It now includes an integrated Air Manager. This filters the exhaust air of every print and also improves build temperature stability. To further enclose the build chamber the S7 only has one magnetically latched door.
The build stack has also been completely redesigned. A PEI-coated flexible steel build plate makes a big difference to productivity. Not only do you not need tools to pop a printed part off. But we also don’t recommend using or adhesion structures for UltiMaker materials (except PC, because...it’s PC). Along with that, 4 pins and 25 magnets make it easy to replace the flex plate perfectly – even with one hand.
The re-engineered print head has an inductive sensor which reduces noise when probing the build plate. This effectively makes it much harder to not achieve a perfect first layer, improving overall print success. We also reversed the front fan direction (fewer plastic hairs, less maintenance), made the print core door magnets stronger, and add a sensor that helps avoid flooding.
The UltiMaker S7 also includes quality of life improvements:
Reliable bed tilt compensation (no more thumbscrews) 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi A 1080p camera (mounted higher for a better view) Compatibility with 280+ Marketplace materials Compatibility with S5 project files (no reslicing needed) And a whole lot more
Curious to see the S7 in action?
We’re hosting a free tech demo on February 7.
It will be live and you can ask any questions to our CTO, Miguel Calvo.
Register here for the Webinar
Are you a fan of tree support, but dislike the removal process and the amount of filament it uses? Then we would like to invite you to try this special release of UltiMaker Cura. Brought to you by our special community contributor @thomasrahm
We generated a special version of Cura 5.2 called 5.3.0 Alpha + Xmas. The only changes we introduced compared to UltiMaker Cura 5.2.1 are those which are needed for the new supports. So keep in mind, this is not a sneak peek for Cura 5.3 (there are some really cool new features coming up) but a spotlight release highlighting this new version of tree supports.
This is known behaviour of Nylons. They are all highly hygroscopic, so you have to keep it as dry as possible.
For storage, I put the spools in the plastic bags they came in, together with some extra desiccant bags and an indicator card. The cards have some spots that change color depending on humidity, I think, 10%, 30% and 50%. That helps me to know, if the spool is still dry enough.Then I put all that in an extra zipperbag.
For short prints (<2h) I don't care too much. For longer prints, I place the spoolholder and the spool into a bucket with cap and also put a bunch of desiccant bags into it.
For the dessicant bags, I found some, which change color when they are used up, so I know when to dry the dessicant in an oven or replace them.
What you say about the heated piece sounds interesting. I didn't have to dry the filament yet, but if I have to some time, I will take care of that
For the first part of the filament, which was heated by the nozzle: This should be only some centimeters right? Maybe just cut them off?
Link to post
Share on other sites
I knowed about the hygroscopic property of Nylon but I thought that would take many months, not few day^^
Yes you can cut some centimeters...
I bought some reusable desiccant bags, I look if it is reasonable to dry a moist filament with desiccant bags.
Link to post
Share on other sites