In this stable release, Cura 5.3 achieves yet another huge leap forward in 3D printing thanks to material interlocking! As well as introducing an expanded recommended print settings menu and lots of print quality improvements. Not to mention, a whole bunch of new printer profiles for non-UltiMaker printers!
The UltiMaker S7 is built on the success of the UltiMaker S5 and its design decisions were heavily based on feedback from customers.
So what’s new?
The obvious change is the S7’s height. It now includes an integrated Air Manager. This filters the exhaust air of every print and also improves build temperature stability. To further enclose the build chamber the S7 only has one magnetically latched door.
The build stack has also been completely redesigned. A PEI-coated flexible steel build plate makes a big difference to productivity. Not only do you not need tools to pop a printed part off. But we also don’t recommend using or adhesion structures for UltiMaker materials (except PC, because...it’s PC). Along with that, 4 pins and 25 magnets make it easy to replace the flex plate perfectly – even with one hand.
The re-engineered print head has an inductive sensor which reduces noise when probing the build plate. This effectively makes it much harder to not achieve a perfect first layer, improving overall print success. We also reversed the front fan direction (fewer plastic hairs, less maintenance), made the print core door magnets stronger, and add a sensor that helps avoid flooding.
The UltiMaker S7 also includes quality of life improvements:
Reliable bed tilt compensation (no more thumbscrews) 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi A 1080p camera (mounted higher for a better view) Compatibility with 280+ Marketplace materials Compatibility with S5 project files (no reslicing needed) And a whole lot more
Curious to see the S7 in action?
We’re hosting a free tech demo on February 7.
It will be live and you can ask any questions to our CTO, Miguel Calvo.
Register here for the Webinar
Are you a fan of tree support, but dislike the removal process and the amount of filament it uses? Then we would like to invite you to try this special release of UltiMaker Cura. Brought to you by our special community contributor @thomasrahm
We generated a special version of Cura 5.2 called 5.3.0 Alpha + Xmas. The only changes we introduced compared to UltiMaker Cura 5.2.1 are those which are needed for the new supports. So keep in mind, this is not a sneak peek for Cura 5.3 (there are some really cool new features coming up) but a spotlight release highlighting this new version of tree supports.
"it becomes awful and clicking sound from the drive extruder."
If you have the stock plastic extruder (on top of the E motor) then then pressure arm is prone to cracking. The result is that the filament doesn't get pushed. 100% of the plastic extruder arms fail. If you have a plastic one take it off and look at the underside for cracks.
The Creality printers (I have an Ender 3 Pro) are known for blockages within the hot end at the end of the bowden tube. When the extruder skips steps, it means something is blocking the flow of filament (or cracked extruder arm).
When the print head moves left and right on the X beam it causes the bowden tube to rotate in the fitting on top of the heat exchanger. That back-and-forth rotation eventually allows the bowden tube to move away from the back of the nozzle causing a gap there. Retractions pull molten plastic into the gap causing problems with filament flow.
You would need to take the hot end apart, clean it out, and trim 5 or 6mm off the bowden tube, then reassemble.
You may have a clogged nozzle, but more likely it's a cracked arm or a blockage in the hot end.
The Gcode looks fine. There are no missing lines or extrusions.
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