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.
The bowden should not move up and down with retraction so if it is then follow the steps at the bottom to fix (pasted from elsewhere). If it still squeaks can you make a 10 second video demonstrating? Try pushing and pulling the pla through the feeder by hand while the head is >180C to see if you can duplicate the sound. I'm not familiar with any squeaks.
How to tighten bowden into head. First remove without scraping it.
1) Loosen the 4 thumb screws 3 full turns.
2) Remove colored C shaped clip
3) Make sure bowden is a bit loose (moves up and down slightly.
4) Push down on outer part while lifting bowden tube.
5) Optionally cut off 2mm
6) Push bowden all the way in - make damn sure it's all the way - if you have an aluminum spacer above your teflon part then move bowden up and down 20 or 30 times until you know where that aluminimum part starts and ends and you are seated all the way. If you just have a spring - yay - you can see if it is seated in the white teflon part (look carefully at this as you insert as the bowden can easily get stuck on the rim of the white part also!
7) Hold bowden down while lifting clip with other hand (finger nails? needle nose?). Now while holding clip up, let go of bowden and tighten the 4 thumb screws so that the bowden is in tight. At this point you should be able to push up and down on the bowden with 1 kg force and nothing should move.
8) Put the C shaped clip back on.
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