Jump to content

Ultimaker S5 and CPE


LePaul

Recommended Posts

Posted · Ultimaker S5 and CPE

Hi

 

Quick question,

 

I know that CPE is pretty shrinky and I have a peer that wants a part made using it.

 

What information on shrinkage could I provide him so he can design around that?  Do we have a percentage/ratio of how much shrink to expect and design around it?

 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Ultimaker S5 and CPE

    Hi @LePaul, hope you are well! If you would visit the CPE TDS you see that CPE is said to have good dimensional stability, but the thermal shrinkage metric is empty. So that still doesn't tell us much. That's why I asked some of our material engineers and they said for the material itself you can expect a shrinkage of 0.2 - 0.4%. You probably also know that the exact shape or size of the model is also relevant, and the speed at which you decide to print something. But hopefully these percentages will tell you that the shrinkage of the material itself is not so grand. Let me know if you have any further questions! 

    • Like 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Ultimaker S5 and CPE

    Hi @SandervG, long time no see....still got the beard??

     

    Yes we provide the engineers and technicians with those TDS and SDS sheets and sometimes they ask us for more!

     

    The part was two rectangular pieces that should fit one over the other.  One was notably different that the other.  

     

    Thanks for moving the post to the correct thread!

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Ultimaker S5 and CPE
    18 minutes ago, LePaul said:

    still got the beard??

    Of course! 😄 🧔🏻 It has never been easier when all barbershops are closed for half a year 😉 

    20 minutes ago, LePaul said:

    and sometimes they ask us for more!

    That is totally understandable, and feel free to always post those questions here on the forum. I can check with our material engineers if we have data on or a decent indication on what you are looking for. 

     

    18 minutes ago, LePaul said:

    ps the Thermal Properties section for CPE is blank under Thermal Shrikage

    Yes, that is why I said in my previous response (perhaps you missed it): 'That's why I asked some of our material engineers and they said for the material itself you can expect a shrinkage of 0.2 - 0.4%.' This does not mean the only shrinkange or dimensional inaccuracy you will encounter is 0.2 - 0.4%, this is purely the shrinkage of the material you should account for. 

     

    Hope this helps! 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Ultimaker S5 and CPE

    No worries, happy to help! Never underestimate the importance of coffee! 😄 

  • 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

      • 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
        • 48 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...