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Posted · A better way to clean out filament

We've had a lot of ultimakers and the design of their enclosure with the lip and gaps in the inside case can make cleaning out the filament scraps quite difficult with pieces easily falling down into the electronics because of the gaps. This is a particular problem with the s5 with the material station as it extrudes a large amount of filament I'm guessing to ensure an even extrusion. The result of this is that even after a hand full of prints the printer looks messy because it's filled with different colours of extruded filament which need to be scrapped up because the lip means you cant just brush them out of the enclosure. The s5 also seems to take alot of time to do anything, cooling down or booting (it's just a printer and it still takes longer than windows laptops I had 10 years ago to start up). Load time isn't a hard problem to solve but just like with websites if something struggles and takes a long time to load then it leaves a bad impression. 


I like ultimaker but I really hope you take feedback onboard and address some of these issues. 

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