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So, have started putting UM together and have a couple questions regarding the laser cut parts. (1) On some of the pieces the laser cut does not join and with the endstops, no matter gently prodded/ x-acto cutting, would just not come out until ... snap. Is this normal and can be ignored? (2) A couple of the 'T' bolt holes had the edges chipped off, also normal or possible problems later? Thanks in advance for any help with advice to either continue or send a mail to UM.




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That's not how it was on my machine, my pieces mostly just fell out (after I removed the plastic they put on the backs of the panels. But, I don't think you'll have any problems with those end stops, there's virtually no pressure on them at all. As for the t-holes a small chip should be ok since you have more than one of them holding stuff together (just don't over tighten naturally).

Personally I'd still contact Ultimaker though. You shouldn't have to force and potentially destroy pieces just to get them out. I guess that they might have changed things up a bit and left small slivers of wood un-cut to keep things together but.. eh, I dunno, you shouldn't have to force stuff.

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I personally didn't have an issue with any of the T-slots and what not, but what I did have a similar issue with the little bearing retaining things on the frame. They have that little tab that doesn't quite let them fall straight off the panels, and yeah they can do that to the caps if you don't remove them carefully.

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I did have "issues" like these. It's wood, and wood has variations. I had to hammer a few pieces out, and so I also had some parts that shown chipped pieces. But it does not effect the final result of the build. However, it might not look as pretty, so when possible try to put the chipped side on the insides.

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