Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
sproutdesign

Ultimaker 2 optimisation for symmetric single nozzle cooling?

Recommended Posts

I received the Ultimaker 2 Extended and have spent a week continuous printing and tweaking settings.

I am convinced the right hand side of prints is much worse due to the offset distance to the cooling fan.

Since Ultimaker recently announced dual extrusion will not come to UM2, my empty nozzle hole is looking very redundant, and think print quality is suffering with PLA un-necessarily.

Are there parts to make the print head symmetric and optimised for its destined function of single nozzle extrusion?

Edited by Guest
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Me and others asked the same in the thread where the announcement was made that dual extrusion on the um will never happen. @sandervG said um would look at it....

I think this is maybe something where a community solution will be much faster...

 

While I think we have a responsibility in this, I must agree I think a community solution would be faster. Hopefully we will make a move in this as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The design is one thing, but I don't have any metal bending equipment ... and I think it should be metal ... I think this could be a nice job for an Ultimaker intern ;) I assume you guys have the metal works equipment in-house

While we're at it, let's start a requirements list;

- metal

- light weight

- symmetrical airflow

- oval mounting holes for slight up/down adjustment (olsson block)

- bolt/nut fan mounting (the current screws are horrible and often cause vibration noise)

-

-

-

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

  • Our picks

    • How to 3D print with reinforced engineering materials
      Ultimaker is hosting a webinar where we explain how you can achieve and maintain a high print success rate using these new reinforced engineering materials. Learn from Ultimaker's Product Manager of Materials and top chemical engineer Bart van As how you can take your 3D printing to that next level.
      • 0 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 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!