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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
On ‎2017‎년 ‎8‎월 ‎1‎일 at 9:57 PM, SandervG said:

Let us know who, or about what topic, you would like to ask questions during one of our next AMA's (Ask Me Anything)! Below I will post links to our previous AMA's.

- I'm a Material Engineer for Ultimaker since 2015. AMA!

- We are part of the Cura team. AMA!

If you are not familiar with the concept, during an ‘AMA/Ask Me Anything’ someone steps forward for around an hour or so to answer any question you fire. Usually, this person has a specific level of expertise or story which is interesting to know more about. But don't let this limit your questions :)

I do feel obliged to mention, despite the fact it is called an ‘Ask Me Anything’, we are bound by Ultimaker policy to keep a tight lip regarding future products. Hope you understand!

Suggested topics are:

- Quality Control

- Cura Software [done]

- Ultimaker founders

- Support-team

- Distribution

- Materials team [done]

- Community Manager

- Electronics

- Testing

- Industry experts/artists (from within the community, like @valcrow)

I'm looking forward to read any comments who you would like to see next time, or what topic it should be!

I want to beta test Ultimaker 4!

please!

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
11 minutes ago, ksmilejun said:

I want to beta test Ultimaker 4!

please!

I somehow miss the connection between your random statement and the AMA topic. Do you want an AMA with someone from testing?

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
12 minutes ago, Dim3nsioneer said:

I somehow miss the connection between your random statement and the AMA topic. Do you want an AMA with someone from testing?

?????I am korean so i don't know english well. can you translate to korean?

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
18 minutes ago, ksmilejun said:

?????I am korean so i don't know english well. can you translate to korean?

Google translate

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA

Hi @ksmilejun , I don't think anyone of us speaks Korean, sorry! 

The thread you have replied to is not related to an 'Ultimaker 4', so your comment was a bit unexpected, which raised some questions.

Since you are in the 'English speaking' part of the forum, please use google translate if you want to participate in the conversation and your English is not strong enough.

 

Alternatively, there is also an 'other languages' section on our forums,  you may find some other Korean speaking friends there. Did you already right a post there? Thank you!

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA

@ksmilejun - don't worry.  No one is mad at you.

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA

I was planning on scheduling the next one around the end of this month or beginning of next. But I haven't pinpointed it exactly. 

If you have a subject or person you want to nominate; let me know! :)

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA

How\'s about one of the engineers who has to figure how the thing should actually be put together....where things go, how thick walls should be, where are the plugs, What are limitations on buildplates and heating them etc?

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA

I second Kman's suggestion, got some suggestions about the build plate and printcores.

 

could be handy for the UM4 or maybe a job offer for me lol 

 

Bex

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA

I ran my first 'stress test', I think they call it, about a year ago to see what it did. Shook the heck out of the print head, but was surprised it did not sling the machine off the table top it was so violent. So, I wonder how they figure that sort of stuff as well as resonances of the motors as well as other things beyond, 'does it move'. That and I am surprised how resilient the tiny little belts on the UM3's are able to take so much abuse over time.

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA

Hi everyone, and @Swissengineer since you asked specifically,

 

In case you haven't heard yet; the next AMA will be May 16th! I've been able to get Steve Harris (SVP Supply Chain & Manufacturing at Ultimaker) AND Erin Oliver / @fbrc8-erin (Operations director FBRC8) from the US ready for the next AMA. Both Steve and Erin know everything about quality control and the assembly of Ultimaker 3D printers! 

So, do you have any questions regarding quality control?

Do you want to know if there any differences between Europe and the US?

What type of special tools are required for assembling an Ultimaker or how do we prepare for a launch? 

 

It promises to be an interesting AMA! See you on May 16th, 5pm CEST! 

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
On 10/19/2017 at 9:47 PM, rebekah_harper said:

on no sorry it's not materials it's about how the printer handles PVA and have some other Questions about the design of the printer.

PVA is PVA in many ways. mainly it cloggs easily lol

We do add some things like priming slower and really the cool down and deprime at the end of the print that help a bit but the printer firmware mainly tries not heating printcores too early or keeping them too hot as PVA degrades quickly.

 

BTW: @SandervG I see no embedded, Cura connect or S5 touch screen software as options in your list, maybe add them?

Though  I have no idea if there are questions for them/us as most of the questions here are mechanical/material related.

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
3 hours ago, robinmdh said:

Cura connect or S5 touch screen software as options in your list, maybe add them?

Added :) , everything is possible. I hope we can share a lot of ours and the industry expertise this way!

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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker AMA

I think is time to speak about AA cores for hard materials (abrasive ones)

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
18 hours ago, Gigi said:

I think is time to speak about AA cores for hard materials (abrasive ones)

Which wouldn't be called AA then, but a different letter. After all, the letters indicate the type of PrintCore.

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
2 minutes ago, Daid said:

Which wouldn't be called AA then, but a different letter. After all, the letters indicate the type of PrintCore.

Call it A² because it would be super tuff!! ;p

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
19 minutes ago, kmanstudios said:

Call it A² because it would be super tuff!! ;p

I bet it'll be called CC or something similar boring and nonsensical.

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
12 minutes ago, robinmdh said:

I bet it'll be called CC or something similar boring and nonsensical.

 

Btw. AA is not nonsensical in German: You can take it as "Alles Andere" (engl. everything else) so people just have to keep in mind that the BB core is for PVA only.

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA

AH: Abrasive and Hard. ;)

 

But there's a risk of confusion with the AA cores. CC would be ok, we'd keep in line with the current naming convention. By the way, why those names for the cores: AA & BB? Where does it comes from?

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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker AMA

Well, they consulted the international dictionary for cool stuff...then the asked @Dim3nsioneer and use AA for ' Alles Andere '

Then they used BB for "Bad Boy' because it is just a badass design for PVA. But not wanting to be insensitive as they are prone to be; they settled for BadBoy so as to not offend anybody who is a badass.

 

Then maybe they think CC would be good because it is a copy (CC'd) the design of the AA cores, as well as double tuffed it for Carbon (See what I did there? Carbon Carbon?) And wink, wink, Bob's yer Uncle...Naming Complete!!

 

And I am unanimous in this!!

 

;p

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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker AMA
1 hour ago, Dim3nsioneer said:

 

Btw. AA is not nonsensical in German: You can take it as "Alles Andere" (engl. everything else) so people just have to keep in mind that the BB core is for PVA only.

I doubt that had anything to do with it, at first they were CB and CS for "Cartridge build" and "Cartridge Support", then marketing/sales/support/IDK came along and they became AA and BB I've asked what it meant but never got an answer that gave any meaning to the name, just clearly different and short enough to put on the front of the core.

They also came up with Print Core because Dual Core sounds nice, which has worked out surprisingly well, so what the hell do I know about Marketing anyway?  <- rhetorical, don't answer that

 

P.S: The mechanical difference between AA and BB is subtle and small but crucial

P.P.S: Internally there's still a HotendCartridgeManager, etc.

P.P.P.S: This is getting hugely off topic, should we continue with a new thread about abrasive resistant print cores?

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Posted · Ultimaker AMA
15 minutes ago, robinmdh said:

P.P.P.S: This is getting hugely off topic, should we continue with a new thread about abrasive resistant print cores?

 

Yes. And when we can expect UM to market that kind of cores. 

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