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Posted · ASA on the Material Station

I am new to the UM S5 and Material Station, but am wanting to try and print with ASA and HIPS.

 

I now realise that the profile for the Filamentive ASA I am trying to print with (or any ASA or HIPS as far as I can tell)  is not optimised for the Material Station. Does anyone have any suggestions on how you print with a material that is not 'compatible' with the Material Station?

 

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    Posted · ASA on the Material Station

    Thanks both - the generic ABS seems to be OK. However, I am now getting heater errors on the print core (ER31). I have tried replacing the print core (AA), but the print gets to about the same stage when stopping. Does anyone have any suggestions on this? The nozzles do not have the silicone covers on (didn't when I bought it) - is the temperature management so sensitive that this could trigger that error..?

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    Posted · ASA on the Material Station

    ER31 comes when the print head is pulled too hard. The print head loses the connection to the print core. This is often the case when the deprime by the MaterialStation does not work properly.

    If that was ASA, I would try a different profile.

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    Posted · ASA on the Material Station

    Addendum:

    The silicone prevents the print head from filling with plastic.

    This can happen if the workpiece comes off the print bed. This can otherwise be expensive.

    The temperature sensor is only a PT100 resistor.


    In the material profile the temperature for the deprime (unload, discharge) of the material is defined. Some filaments have their own characteristics. So I would take the trouble to find something similar in the 3dParty filaments on the marketplace.

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    Posted · ASA on the Material Station

    I have tried a few ASA profiles, but still get the same error (albeit at different stages of the print job). I will keep trying others.

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    Posted · ASA on the Material Station

    Have you ever removed the print core and reinstalled it? Actually the mistake should not come at all. With the Deprime this is understandable under certain circumstances. But otherwise it is strange.

     

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    Posted · ASA on the Material Station

    Yes, I have replaced and also tried reinserting the cores.
     

    Could this be caused by issues in the hotend outside (upstream) of the print core?

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    Posted · ASA on the Material Station

    Right, it's just a sympthom. The cause can be another one with you.

     

    The lever of the print core must engage audibly and visibly. Push the core in and press it until it clicks.
    I sometimes do this twice to make sure that it fits properly.


    Maybe the core has contact problems with the sensor. The contact surfaces of the core can be cleaned with some alcohol.

     

    I would put the silicone on it. Since it probably also conducts the airflow better.

     

    There is a fan in the front. It must be free and turn. Otherwise cooling of the core is not realy possible.

     

    If you can print with another print core on the slot. it is because of the printer core.

    If you can print on the other slot instead, it is because of the printhead board.
    This has spring pins.

     

    So much for the ideas. I don't work at Ultimaker, so I only have experience with my own error messages. I also try out new things more often to get to know the limits and possibilities. When I have such bugs, I usually switch back to Ultimaker standard. I then try to print Ultimaker ABS on a standard profile, for example. Because that's one thing that has to work. Only if that doesn't work do I suspect the hardware.

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