Diamond Hotend, Duet Wifi, Mini Kossel, RepRap firmware
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.
ou need to do several things: comment out M83 in config. Insert M82 in your start.gcode.
*Where I learned about dimensions to enter: http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?t=7924
*A blog-post I wrote about all of this (working on a new one) - https://betrue3d.dk/using-duet-with-cura-and-diamond-hotend-and-firmware-retract/
Problems so far (mains):
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- Seems Cura only really manages to print 2 colors.. it _does_ use more colors, but if you use more than 2 colors on 1 layer, it only goes to the Prime tower for 2 of the colors... meaning its causing a lot of.. muddle things in the print..
- You need to set all 5 temperature settings pr filament the same (ie: 200c) or the printing process stops a lot.. say, if first layer was set to 205 instead of 200, it does wait for it to reach 205 whenever it changes to a new color.. even if it is in layer 20.
- Waiting for temperature changes etc takes place at last position of the printed part, and not some logicial place like the wipe tower.
- Some very, very slow moves takes place the first few layers from the printed parts to the wipe tower... I have not been able to figure out, where this very slow move speed comes from.. also not entirely sure why it makes these moves - it's not just slow movespeed for first layer
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