Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Filament Grinding UM3


BumbleDuck
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Filament Grinding UM3

Hi,

I've had three prints fail due to filament grinding recently. Is the advice here http://support.3dverkstan.se/article/23-a-visual-ultimaker-troubleshooting-guide#grinding

about the UM2 applicable to the UM3 as well? I believe the UM3 has a hex on the top as well.

Anyone else had grinding problems?

Everything's going fine, then all of a sudden the printer makes a loud distress beeping sound, moves very slowly, seems to get off its rhythm and starts air printing with no filament out of the nozzle.

Thanks.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Filament Grinding UM3

    Is this with Cura? Because exactly that happens with the not finished s3d profile while using single core and using multiple processes.

    About thr hex screw, yeah the level indicator on the feeder shows the tension. All the way down is maximum pressure and all the way up is loose. I prefer something in between yop and middle, but depends on your filament.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Filament Grinding UM3

    The quality profiles from Cura 2.3 should work very reliably with the UM3 and UM PLA. Did you use the so called "recommended" mode (in slightly older version it was called "simple mode")?

    What's the history of your printer? Have you had an incident where the printer has been "air printing" for a long time? In that case your hot end might be clogged, and you have to clean it (see UM website for instructions).

  • 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

      • 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
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...