Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Ultimaker 2 Quickly Replace Filament


akdom
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted · Ultimaker 2 Quickly Replace Filament

I just unboxed my Ultimaker 2 and, being an UM veteran expected an obvious way to load filament quickly. So far all I've been able to do is slowly click the "extrude" button in Cura (which only works when the head is hot btw). Is there a better way?

 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Ultimaker 2 Quickly Replace Filament

    It's confusing. So there should be a line or arrow or something on the bowden. What you do is read the menus carefully - first you say load filament or something and it feeds slow. Then when it hits the line on the bowden on the back of the machine you push the button again and it feeds very fast until an inch before the nozzle, then it feeds real slow again with low current and when filament starts coming out you hit the button a third time and it stops.

    Something like that.

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Ultimaker 2 Quickly Replace Filament

    Hello,

     

    I'm afraid I do not understand what is happening. Let me tell you what I understood. Correct me if I'm wrong.

     

    If I understand correctly, there is a manipulation to the first use. Namely engage the filament in the extruder and go up the nozzle. You must then go through the menu, as explained above : select "material" and then "change".

     

    If it is good, then it is not actually complicated. But in any case thank you for pointing us to this problem. Good novice that I am, it is not certain that I would find one.

     

    Thank you for your information, corrections.

     

    Cordially.

    Alex.

     

  • 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
     Share

    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker showcase | April 2022 | 4pm CEST | 10am EDT
        I'm excited because I've personally produced this showcase event, so if you are curious what else I'm up to nowadays, come check it out and say hi in the chat! It would mean a lot! 
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 4 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Hi,
         
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 11 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...