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Hey, everyone!

I accidentally bought 1.75mm filament for the ultimaker 3. I tried fiddling with the various settings in cura but I always ended up with the filament grinding at the feeder and then the whole thing stopping part way through the print. Should I be fiddling with the tension on the feeder or some other best practice or is the 1.75mm just to be avoided on UM3?

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Thanks for the decisive answer! As a newcomer to 3d printing, it was not entirely obvious, especially since tools like cura allow you to set any filament size and flow rate without any warning at all that 'there be dragons'. I thought maybe there might be an additional printcore out there, such as the one for pva. Thanks!

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Thanks for the decisive answer! As a newcomer to 3d printing, it was not entirely obvious, especially since tools like cura allow you to set any filament size and flow rate without any warning at all that 'there be dragons'. I thought maybe there might be an additional printcore out there, such as the one for pva. Thanks!

 

Indeed that is possible (I have one that @gudo made for me). I also had to make a feeder, change the firmware accessing by ssh.

So to do so...

- New feeders - Mine is at youmagine + bondtech gears

- Known how to change esteps

- New cores

- Make new profiles since they are tailored for 2.85

Basically a lot of time and money.

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