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Hi all,

I received my UM2 Extended last week. Just wanted to share the new packaging which is a big evolution i think. I will also show the different steps to start up printing in minutes :)

So here we go:

The printer is delivered in a big cardboard box, when you open it you see it's secured with some frigolite and a tight blue strap. Making the whole package well protected, much better than the cardboard protections from the previous versions.

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On the top of the package there's a box with the accessories let's open it up:

You find the glass plate nicely secured with 4 platic corners

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A quick start guide very nicely written and usefull for the new buyers

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The rest of tha package contains the power supply, some accessories (glue, wrench, oil), the spool holder, a complete spare head, and a spare temp sensor.

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Time to pull the printer out, to do so, i took the strap in both hands and pulled the whole package

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Out of the box

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One of the sides of the box contains the spool you have with the printer and the print sample done with it:

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The head is secured, just cut the red plastic.

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Put the spool holder in the back of the printer:

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Put the glasse plate

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Plug the power supply

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Time to start the printer (the on/off button is on the back underneath the feeder).

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On the first start a wizard will guide you through the first steps of calibrating your printer, first level the build plate, then insert material. After all that it's time to print your first object

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Looks Great, I'm jealous :p

Yes there packaging has greatly Improved. I got my UM2go last week and the carry case it comes in is awesome.

The Extended looks strange being so tall

I'm sure you will have heaps of fun with it and will be cool to see some of those extended prints.

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It's very tall indeed :)

One other thing i have to mention is the new rear fan which is very silent compared to my UM2, and i'm not really sure how but it runs only when the nozzle is heated, so when the printer is idle it's really silent.

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How come the extended gets those features but the UM2go doesn't :(I'm surprised as mine came with a really noisy fan.

Send an email to our support team to see if there is something wrong with your fan or perhaps there is just an obstruction which we can pinpoint.

The Ultimaker 2Go should also be like a.. ninja, fast and quiet!

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Thanks for sharing Didier :)

And the reason for the silent fan could be a new revision of the main board I think, through which the fan speed can now be controlled. Not sure if it has been implemented completely already though.

If the fan is very noisy, you can best contact support as Sander already mentioned.

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Hey everyone!

I just got my Extended in the mail yesterday and unboxed it last night :) I am super excited about it.

Quick Question for those on the forum:

- The x axis rod (goes from left to right when looking at the printer) was popped out of the left bearing and positioned behind the end stop switch. After cutting the zip tie, I just moved it back in front of the switch and popped the rod back in. Are those rods made to just pop in and out? Just want to make sure I'm not breaking anything :)

- The x y movement is rough and kind of sticks when moving it by hand. Is that normal? How free moving should I expect it to be when the machine is off? Or should I not move it at all when it's off?

Thanks for everyone's help. looking forward to my first print.

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Hey everyone!

I just got my Extended in the mail yesterday and unboxed it last night :) I am super excited about it.  

Quick Question for those on the forum:

- The x axis rod (goes from left to right when looking at the printer) was popped out of the left bearing and positioned behind the end stop switch.  After cutting the zip tie, I just moved it back in front of the switch and popped the rod back in.  Are those rods made to just pop in and out?  Just want to make sure I'm not breaking anything :)

- The x y movement is rough and kind of sticks when moving it by hand.  Is that normal? How free moving should I expect it to be when the machine is off? Or should I not move it at all when it's off?

Thanks for everyone's help. looking forward to my first print.

 

I don't think the rod should be able to pop out like that... check that the X pullies are not sliding around on the rod.

Moving the axis by hand is usually a bit stiff and 'sticks' when not moving. Feels like you need a decent amount of force to overcome the static friction but is relatively easy to move when it's already moving.

Its safe to move when off, or not powered. (as in after an aborted print or just turned on). But I wouldn't move it around super quick.

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If the rod moved far enough to fall into the machine then it's definitely something that needs fixing but fortunately it's trivial if you have a 2mm hex wrench. Put the rod in and center it and then on the other side you should notice that the pulley can slide back and forth (it's not supposed to). Push it against the wall and then tighten the set screw very tight. These need to be so tight that you are twisting the hex tool a bit. Very tight. Also slide the head towards that side to see that the belt is lined up over or under the rod. If not you will see the belt is going into the pulley at an angle. You want that to be as straight as possible but if you just push it outward like I said earlier and tighten it then it should be in the right spot.

Now the rod shouldn't fall out anymore.

Regarding the friction - that is the friction of the steppers. It's a bit of force as valcrow says but if you put one finger on each opposite block (two fingers total) then you should be able to move the head easily - even with your smallest finger a normal person should have the strength.

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