Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  
simmonsstummer

Feature request: Pause

Recommended Posts

Yeah I think it's a stretch to say that the current implementation of pause is a "feature"... more like "ruin your print" setting, due to the oozing and melting that commences as soon as you hit pause. It should instead cause a retraction, cool the nozzle somewhat, and move the head off of the print.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have (a few times) aborted a print, figured out where exactly it aborted, removed the start of the gcode, added a G92 to set the extruder position properly and continued a print where it left off. It's a pain though. Only worth while if it will save you at least an hour of printing.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have (a few times) aborted a print,

 

Lucky you! I can't even count how many times i aborted a print!

But your way to manage the situation is something that i would like to try..

So you manually edit the gcode file? and how you positioned perfectly the print?(Or you never move it from where it was?)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

but it is already there since the last firmware update…??..

in the ulticontroller (UM1) there is a pause added; the head moves to the front-left corner, and you can do whatever you want. Hit the button and it resumes the print.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

but it is already there since the last firmware update…??..

in the ulticontroller (UM1) there is a pause added; the head moves to the front-left corner, and you can do whatever you want. Hit the button and it resumes the print.

 

Lucky us:) still glad with the UM1

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great news - I saw it in the menu but never tried it.... - but I often use the "stop print" feature... :-(

Would be great if the behavior of the stop print would be similar, like move the head up by 0.5mm, to the front/left position, shut down the heater and stop the fans...

Is there a possibility to modify this on the fast way?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pause won't help if it stopped extruding due to a nozzle jam an hour earlier and the printer is printing higher up over thin air. I have to figure out exactly where it ended.

 

and how you positioned perfectly the print?

 

Once you remove the print from the bed it's all over. I dont' know how to "glue" it back onto the bed after it's been removed. Although if you did I suppose you could align it very carefully by positioning the head over 2 points in the print and placing the print in the exact right spot. Never tried that.

 

Share this post


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
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • How to 3D print with reinforced engineering materials
      Ultimaker is hosting a webinar where we explain how you can achieve and maintain a high print success rate using these new reinforced engineering materials. Learn from Ultimaker's Product Manager of Materials and top chemical engineer Bart van As how you can take your 3D printing to that next level.
      • 0 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!