Jump to content
Swong

Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?

Recommended Posts

Posted · Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?

Hi,

 

When I try to print I can see lines on the glass bed (really thin clear lines), almost no material at all comes out and the bed doesn't slowly move down as it continues. What could be the problem?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?

Please give us more information, which print core, which filament, which settings. If you can upload the Cura project, it would also helpfully, because then we can see the object and all the settings you use.

 

And, was the printer working before or have you unboxed the printer and this is your first print?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?

Both printer cores print out like this.

 

Printcore 1: PLA AA

 

Printcore 2: PVA BB

 

The cura projects are added, both printed out similar with just the lines as previously posted.

 

The printer did work previously, it was run by some students of mine and they created a little robot and a boat.

 

 

Coin Trap.stl

Go_Red_fixed.stl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?

So you have loaded PLA material in Print Core 1 and PVA in Print Core 2, right?

Your picture looks like you print the object with PVA and not PLA. Have you checked which extruder is selected in Cura for printing the object?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?
Quote

 

I definitely made sure that I selected the correct materials for Core 1 and Core 2. I'll try again and reselect the materials to see if it repeats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?

You must also check which extruder should print the object like that:

2079880250_Bildschirmfoto2019-01-15um20_39_18.thumb.png.2ad4bc872fbdee015270474a08f3f7db.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?

I never paid attention to this detail. Thanks! Hope this fixes it! Keep you posted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?

Just wanted to update and close the thread. One of our printers had to be unclogged, that was one thing. The other thing is that before we print anything (if we haven't just recently) we move the filament to make sure some of it comes out of the printer head first, then we print.

 

In addition, we disabled the "automatic levelling" feature to never. We will manually do it once or twice a week, this held us up all the time and really the items come out pretty well without this double checking feature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Ultimaker 3: Filament not extruding?

Thanks a lot for the update and I am glad to hear that your problem is solved now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura 4.0 | Stable available!
      Ultimaker Cura 4.0 is mainly focused on the improved user interface and cloud integration.
      As always, we want to collect your user feedback for this release. If there are any improvements you can think of, feel free to mention it here and help us to shape the next release.
      • 86 replies
×
×
  • Create New...

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!