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.
Hi I am presuming that with a new printer there is no need. But after several years I did recalibrate. I noticed that dimensional accuracy on x/y axes had deteriorated and yes, as a mechanical machine gets older things wear so not surprising.
I do not have a UM but I guess the process is the same. You will find the e-step parameters in the firmware and need to change those. It is a bit suck and see until you get there. Print a straight line, say 50mm, and measure it. This will give you a % error. Change the e-steps and reprint. Repeat until it is spot on and then repeat along the other axis.
That is one way of doing it but lol my memory just clicked in and I did it a different way. Instead of printing I just moved the print head 50mm, using my Repetier Host print control software, and measured the distance by marking the nozzle position on a sheet of paper, before and after the print head move. Now this is faster but not easy to get accurate - just the width of the pencil line --> edit
marking the position
is enough to make it wrong and where you mark the paper against the nozzle, which is >.4mm,can be different on the two markings. But take it carefully and it should be good. And then print a line to get verification.Edited by yellowshark
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