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S5 material Station, Air Manager Firmware

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Posted · S5 material Station, Air Manager Firmware

Hello,

 

I installed the Air Manager und Material Station to my Ultimaker S5.

 

Now the printer extrude Material into the printer bevor and after the print job.

This couses that the strings wrap to the Z-axis when the bed is going down after the print.

Then the Z-Axis is blocked.

 

Whats the Reason for that behaviour?

 

I like the functionality of the bundle but this behavior couses that I cant let the printer print alone......

 

By the way sorry for the bad english :D

 

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Posted · S5 material Station, Air Manager Firmware

Hi, thank you for your message. 

Is the filament 'just' wrapped around the Z axles or is it actually blocked onto a level that it prevents it from rotating properly? 

The reason why it purges the material is to ensure that any material used previously has been removed from the inside of the nozzle and to prime the new material to make sure a solid first layer can be printed. There is also some calculated movement in the material and printhead to make sure it actually falls off besides your build plate to make sure it is not being dragged onto the build plate and interfere with your first layer. All so that you should be able to safely and reliably start a new print remotely. 

 

Obviously it shouldn't wrap around the Z axles and you may just have been quite unlucky. 

Did this happen after a single start of a new print or multiple?

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Posted (edited) · S5 material Station, Air Manager Firmware

Thank you for the quick answer.

 

The Z-Axis was blocket while going down after the print.  There was a Failure Screen with "Z-Axis blocked..."  when I came home.

 

After one print.....Bevore this print I cleaned the printer to prevent this case....but obviously this didnt worked 😄

 

Why also doing this after the print?

And why doing this as soon as the print have started and not waitung till the Bed is heated up?

When the bed should have 110 degres the print head is very long at temperature while waiting for the bed ist at temperature.

 

Whats about this: Print a little tower in the build plate instead of extruding into the room. Or maybe choose between this two options in the settings?

 

 

 

And can i turn off/dimm the light in the Material Station?

 

 

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Posted · S5 material Station, Air Manager Firmware
1 hour ago, Jonas98 said:

Print a little tower in the build plate instead of extruding into the room.

 

That is not possible. The printer does not know when the actual extrusion exactly sfarts. Also the two materials (old and new one) might be completely incompatible. The result would lilely be a mess ON the print bed.

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Posted · S5 material Station, Air Manager Firmware
30 minutes ago, Dim3nsioneer said:

 

That is not possible. The printer does not know when the actual extrusion exactly sfarts. Also the two materials (old and new one) might be completely incompatible. The result would lilely be a mess ON the print bed.

 

The layers dont have to Stick that much together like in a print.. i think this would work..

 

Or print a line around the table so that  so that the materials are not on top of each other.

 

There must be an solution for this (even if you dont need the whole build volume for your print ...thats why i said "with the option to choose in the settings" like if you need the whole volume do the mess under the bed 😄 ,  if you dont need the whole volume print a line or tower.....).

 

My opinion ist that the mess under the bed and the danger to block the Z-Axis cant be the Solution in this price range.

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