Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  

Please help finish my print !!

Recommended Posts

after 2 days of printing the Ultimaker just stopped mid print, froze at the spot.

at 92% finished, this really bums me out.

could it be possible to adjust the G code file to resume where it left off ?

I wrote down the line number it stopped at

line 747507

Please someone adjust my file so I can resume the print, and not lose 2 days and a whole lot of material :(

or take out the bit that was not printed, and let me print it seperate.

here is the Gcode:


Nevermind :)

The print head could not home, and the printed part was in the way :(

so I took it of the bed.


I measured the part that was printed, and with Rhino3D I estimated what part was left to print,

this I cut from the object, and am printing the rest now, lets hope it fits !


I think what might have caused the problem, I wanted to shoot a vid of the last bit of printing,

and I plugged in the power cord of the HD cam, that's when it just stopped.....

guess the printer does not like that, I heard about some having problems with fluorescent lights and it disturbing the Ultimaker signal.


next time I will just let it print til the end, and not bother it :)

another hard lesson learned :(



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

and I plugged in the power cord of the HD cam, that's when it just stopped.....


That's interesting. Could you provide me some more details?


  1. Did you use an earthed wall mount?

  2. How much power does your cam consume? (aprox)

  3. what was the distance from your cam up to the first stepper in de neighborhood?

Could you try that again? And it isn't necessary to wait that long:-D We measured just a little disturbance, barely enough to measure, so stopping the engine is bad news, but I assume it can be solved.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

1- I don't have earthed wall mounts in the room.

2- how much the charger uses, I don't know, but I suspect that the capacitors in the charger were the problem.

3- the distance was about 1.5 meters.

I just think I had to many plugs connected to one wall socket, and have changed this around to avoid the is the future :)

the funny thing was, that Cura lost the connection somehow, and the UM did not respond to Cura move or pause commands, I had to restart the whole lot to get printing again.

so it might not have been the UM at fault but my MacMini that lost the connection.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, ok, that will hardly be the result of an EMC problem.

Imho one should never try to manage cnc machines by a pc/mac, especially not in case of not using earthed wall mounts. Ik Holland we use a phrase like: Asking for trouble...:-D

And don't misunderstand me, it will work for many times, days or even years, but in case of malfunction, you'll never know the excact cause.

After getting the advice about the combination of a pc/mac and an Ultimaker, I bought the Ulticontroller to avoid this.

Anyway, you already succeeded to work around the problem. Did you manage to print the rest of it?


Share this post

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
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • How to 3D print with reinforced engineering materials
      Ultimaker is hosting a webinar where we explain how you can achieve and maintain a high print success rate using these new reinforced engineering materials. Learn from Ultimaker's Product Manager of Materials and top chemical engineer Bart van As how you can take your 3D printing to that next level.
      • 2 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!