Jump to content

MakerBot ABS on UM3


Avocet

Recommended Posts

Posted · MakerBot ABS on UM3

Long time Makerbot 2X user will be recieving my UM3 next Tuesday.  Totally psyched!  I have quite a bit of Makerbot ABS that I'd like to use in the UM3.  Is this possible?  Can anyone tell me what might be involved?  Is it as simple as getting it onto a compatible spool and manually selecting the material?  Are the filament diameters agreeable?  Thanks!  

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · MakerBot ABS on UM3

    I don't know the Makerbot filament, but if the Makerbot ABS filament is a 1.75mm then it is not easy. You have to change some parts of the printer to print reliable with 1.75mm and I do not recommend to do that. Feeder, Bowden Tube and the print core are build to work with 2.85, filament.

     

    If it is a 2.85mm filament then you don't have to do anything, just select Generic ABS when loading the filament and you are ready to go. If you need to adjust the temperature you can set it in Cura during slicing.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · MakerBot ABS on UM3

    It is possible to run 1.75mm filament on an UM3, some users did it with more less good experiences. So I would sell these 10 spools or print it on the Makerbot. 

     

    If you are interested, search the forum here, there are some threads with the conversion to 1.75mm. But keep in mind, that you have to convert it back if you want to print 2.85mm. Or you convert only one print core and leave the other as is. 

     

    Is always the question whether the effort for 10 spools really pays off.

  • 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
    • Our picks

      • 🎄✨ Thingiverse Tree Ornament Challenge! ✨🎄
        We've been running a Tree Ornament Challenge with a chance to win an UltiMaker S3 or colorFabb filament.
        Design a 3D printable tree ornament and join our festive challenge on Thingiverse. 🎁✨


        📆 Submission Deadline: December 22
        🏷️Tag your designs with Holidays2023

        Click here to join and check out the over 300 other amazing designs

        How to Enter
        Design an Ornament
        Create a 3D printable tree ornament that captures the magic of the winter season. Think snowflakes, sleighs, reindeer, cozy mittens, or anything that embodies the joy of the holidays. Upload to Thingiverse
        Share your masterpiece on Thingiverse and add the tag Holidays2023. Don't forget to include a captivating description and images that showcase your design from different angles. Submit by December 22
        All entries must be submitted by December 22nd to be eligible for consideration.
          Entering a new design
         
        Entering an existing design
         
         
        Winning designs should:
        Be original Creations
        Your designs should be original works, avoiding the use of others' intellectual property without permission. Include STL Files
        Each submission must include at least one STL file for 3D printing. Showcase a Completed Print
        Provide at least one photograph featuring a completed print of your design. Include Documentation
        Share the creative journey! Include documentation of your design process, giving us a peek behind the scenes. For example, show a screenshot of the model in your design program. Use the Tag Holidays2023.
        Use this tag to ensure your entry is counted in the Tree Ornament Challenge. Be submitted after October 1st, 2023
        Ensure your design was uploaded to Thingiverse after October 1st, 2023. Adhere to Submission Guidelines and Terms of Service
        Make sure your submission aligns with our guidelines and Thingiverse's Terms of Service.  
        Good luck 🎉
        • 1 reply
      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
         
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
         
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 13 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...