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kuno

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Hi everybody,

No, I do not have one yet but all info I am browsing is leading me to the Ultimaker 2, so I visitted the shop to start filling my chart, but what parts, some spareparts should I order together with the printer?

I intend tu pront PLA and ABS, so I will for sure order one roll each, maybe also some soft PLA to experiment with?

a spare nozzle?

the teflon insulator?

did I miss something? ah Oh yes, the Ultimaker 2 ;-)

I would appreciate some hints to what would be useful, so I do not end up sunday afternoon, totally frustrated, because something went wrong and I have to wait 'endless' for spare parts.

kuno

 

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Hi Kuno

Welcome to the Ultimaker forum. Where in Switzerland are you located?

The teflon insulator might be indeed a good add-on (hopefully you'll never need it). Personally, I don't see an immediate necessity for a spare nozzle but it's certainly not the most useless part too. Some people had issues with their PT100 sensors in the hotend.

Are you aware that when printing ABS your printer should be located at a very well ventilated place? ABS emits some where unhealthy fumes... the alternative would be PET-derivatives such as Colorfabb XT.

Sorry for the question, do you really mean soft PLA or do you mean flexible (rubber-like) PLA? The latter is very tricky to print with a Bowden extruder printer such as the Ultimaker and not something you might want to start with.

Apropos filament: If you buy (one of) the best machine(s), you're maybe also interested in the best PLA? ;) Have a look at http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/5712-pla-von-diamondage-plastics-sammelbestellung-schweiz/...

 

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Hi Dim3nsioneer,

I am located in the beautyful winegrowing area of the Limmatvalley. Relying on my GPS, the exact position is: you are here, marked with a red cross :p.

Thanks for the hint to the filament thread, I might add some spools and do not order some when getting the UM2. Sorry for not being correct I was referring to the flexible PLA, but yes this might not be the thing I want to start with. I might also be interested in the wood based stuff as for some items it might just be the right haptic feeling. ABS was just an idea as I want to get a little more familiar with the diffeent materials and thei possible, mot suitable, applications. I also got some rumours that Nylon will be coming soon.

So shopping chart updated:

UM2

a spare nozzle

the teflon insulator

PT100 for the hot end

I will mostly use the UM2 for prototyping as hands on is in most situations much better than hundreds of 3D dawings and animations. Most probably my 'designs' will be very simple stuff as I am not a mechanics and not at all 3D specialist. My main domain is powerpoint, excel (project planning and execution), but working together with 3D designers (SolidWorks), where some prototypes might be very useful.

So I guess this is more or less the end of the blabla phase (also called evaluation ;)), so next is to send the shopping chart and educate myself in CAD. Any hints on a CAD except the Cura, which I have already installed to play around with it.

kuno

 

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Just wanted to add part numbers to my spare parts above to make sure I get the correct items, but there are none in the catalog :-(. So here the best reference possible:

UM2: https://www.ultimaker.com/products/ultimaker-2

a spare nozzle and the teflon insulator: https://www.ultimaker.com/products/um2-parts-hot-end-pack-um2

PT100 for the hot end: https://www.ultimaker.com/products/um2-parts-pt100-b-sensor

 

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Hi Dim3nsioneer,

I got mine and it is already printing.......

If I could contact you I would like to order some material, but somehow i am not allowed, maybe you are allowed to contact me thru the member search, if yes, please contact me.

kind regards

kuno

 

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Hi Kuno

It seems I cannot contact you neither as your profile is not yet validated. If you have not received an email for 'unlocking' your profile please contact one of the http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=stats&do=leaders.

In the meantime plese feel free to contact me on Dim3nsioneer@gmx.ch.

cheers

Stefan

 

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