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Posted · Continious Running

An Ultimaker (Original, 2/2+/3) should be able to print for days continuously without any issue (if the print settings are right and the filament spool doesn't have a tangle).

So I would not fear about that. The only issue I would take good care is the spool can have a tangle, but is rare and good quality spools shouldn't have those (but even then it can happen).

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    Posted (edited) · Continious Running

    I agree, On a UM2 I just finished a two day 3 hours print today and printed off the roll to be sure of no tangles! So yes, if you dont suffer any tangles and are printing at good settings, You're good to go on a short holiday while your model prints. Ive got my Ulitmaker 2 in the kitchen. Still heard the vibration rumbles of it printing all night lol, thats something you'll need to get uesd to especially if it gets real quiet.

    Some people think its a fire hazard, but you'll get used to not caring after a while because you have more chance of winning the lottery 10 times in a row in my opinion, even when things go wrong.

    You might want to add a bit of sewing oil to the rods if they are thirsty for continual printing.

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    Posted · Continious Running

    just finished a 5 day print on an UM3.. never had any issues running for multiple days..

     

    lol 5 days..... now I'm curious what it is you printed...

    just did a successful 22 hours Nylon+PVA... myself

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    Posted · Continious Running

    I've done a few 7-8 day print jobs and once everything is tuned in its no problem. I use an external spool holder for these prints as usually its a 2.4KG spool from Colorfabb, so a bit heavy and large for the back of the Ultimaker 2 Extended +.

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    Posted · Continious Running

    Thanks all! That puts my mind to rest :)

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    Posted (edited) · Continious Running

    Thanks all!  That puts my mind to rest :)

     

    I remember almost two years ago when I was thinking about getting a UMO+ the continuous print was one of the fears, but after reading this https://ultimaker.com/en/blog/90-the-109-hour-ultimaker-original-print I was just sure it was a good buy.

    So if a UMO+ can do it, fear not, a UM3 can too.

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