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Posted · Problems printing Ultimaker TPU

I have been really struggling to get a decent print using the Ultimaker TPU on my S5 and S3.  I have used both the red and blue version of the Ultimaker TPU95A, and I am using all the suggested slicer settings in Cura 4.13.1 for the Ultimaker TPU profile, but the end result of my prints is still unacceptable.

 

I am attempting to print some flexible vent lines for an assembly mockup.

 

The print typically starts off fine, but it will almost always stop because of the flow sensor error.  When this occurs, i unload/reload the TPU and that will typically get it to start running again, but i think i get the poor print quality after that.

 

Anyone know what is causing the flow sensor errors?   This past time, i just got fed up with the print stopping every 30 minutes so i disabled the flow sensor and the print was horrible after that.

 

Below are some pics of the slicer setup and the end results after printing.  The bottom parts of the hose and the support look great, but after a certain height, it turns to garbage quickly.

 

I will also attach the obj files for these hose assemblies.  

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you

 

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    Posted · Problems printing Ultimaker TPU

    it's probably grinding at the feeder wheel.  decrease the feeder wheel pressure to minimum, also lubricate your filament with some oil to help it slide inside the bowden tube.

     

    I believe the flow sensor just detects when the feeder wheel is still clamping onto the filament, so when it gets ground down, it sets off the flow error

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