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Posted · Looking to purchase Ultimaker 3 Extended, have questions

Hi

 

I am looking to purchase an Ultimaker 3 Extended, however i have a question.

 

How much weight will the build plate handle?  we want to print something at 500grams (0.5kg) according to Cura, will it work?  can we print 2 of them?

 

If the printer runs out of filament, will it stop and wait for new filament?

 

Many Thanks

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    Posted · Looking to purchase Ultimaker 3 Extended, have questions

    Hi

    I cannot say how much weight the plate can handle, but 0.5kg should be more than save, even if you print 2 at the same time.

     

    The UM3 has no filament sensor, only the S5 has it. So if filament runs out on the UM3 the printer continues the print job without  extruding. You can only add a manual pause at a certain height, to switch the spool.

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    Posted (edited) · Looking to purchase Ultimaker 3 Extended, have questions

    Thanks for the fast response....

     

    • Am i able to pause the UM3e from the front screen live (or through Cura while live), i assume i can then change the filament and restart the print if i see the spool getting low.
    • Also i assume it will feedback to Cura the live monitor over a wired LAN connection?
    • Do they come pre-built or are they kit form?
    Edited by GRIFFCOMMca
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    Posted · Looking to purchase Ultimaker 3 Extended, have questions

    Hi,

     

    • you can always pause a print while printing on the screen live or through cura (if you have an active network connection to the printer of course). Once the print is paused, you can perform a firmware assisted material change and continue the print afterwards
    • When you have a network connection (LAN or WiFi), you can monitor the print on the screen by the built in camera. Although you cant't monitor the filament, you can assume the extruded filament by the progress bar. But if you see in the camera that no more material is extruded, it's already too late to save your print.
    • The Ultimaker 3 (Extended) comes completely pre-built and is ready to print out of the box. Although they are pre-calibrated from the ultimaker factory, it's recommended to run a build plate levelling and X/Y offset calibration at first. That shouldn't need longer than maybe 45 min.
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