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

What is this object?

Recommended Posts

Mine doesn't fit =(

It says it goes in like a key + key hole, then you rotate 90 deg. until a little tab clicks into a hole. However the bit that goes inside the keyhole doesn't go in far enough, so I can't rotate it.

The piece is actually well made, so I can't even bend it to force it in, not that I really want to on my new printer.

I suppose if I want this, i might have to print my own.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I realized it wasn't properly made (injection mold i'm guessing) and filed down that tab. I got it in now.

At first I didn't care, but then the filament started rubbing the feeder enclosure and making a loud squeeking. I put the guide in to stop it, but I think i'm gonna have to get the filament to go under the power cable so it goes in straight up.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From my experience the guide actually enhances the squeaking sound..

Having your filament run under your power chord is a good idea as well.

I think the filament guide (additional part) was mainly intended for dual extrusion (when it will be released).

It makes more sense given where it is located..

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a mechanism to train the invisible unicorn that lives in the printer. Not used anymore as we removed the feeding slot for said unicorn, so most of them die before anyone recieves the printer.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a mechanism to train the invisible unicorn that lives in the printer. Not used anymore as we removed the feeding slot for said unicorn, so most of them die before anyone recieves the printer.

 

Oh dear, what a sad story... :cry:

Fortunately, the unicorn in my printer survived and is quite well, jumping all the time from the UM Original to the UM2 and back again. And it is wishfully waiting for its pink counterpart... ;)

 

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

    • Architect Design Contest | People
      The goal of this contest is to design a set of people figurines that could be used in such a project to make an area, office or mall seem populated. 
      Think of different types of people in different environments, like walking people, people standing still, working people, and both men and women.
       
      • 31 replies
    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 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!