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Using 3mm ABS in UM2


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Posted · Using 3mm ABS in UM2

Hello,

I'm sure this has been discussed but, despite my searching I cant find it. We bought some PLA filament and was wrongly shipped ABS ... in 3mm. so we are experimenting with it for the first time. warping is a huge issue. but lots of threads about that... but I couldn't find any help with material rate. The default is 107%, but I assume that's with the assumption that the filament is 2.85mm. Should this effect the flow rate? (my print is looking slightly rough textured).

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    Posted · Using 3mm ABS in UM2

    What is the exact diameter of this filament? If you fill in the diameter of the filament correctly into Cura the flow rate could be 100%. Although I usually print with 104% just to make sure that top layers do not get any holes. But I do have a UMO but I would guess that the UM2 would not be different to this aspect.

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    Posted · Using 3mm ABS in UM2
    What is the exact diameter of this filament? If you fill in the diameter of the filament correctly into Cura the flow rate could be 100%. Although I usually print with 104% just to make sure that top layers do not get any holes. But I do have a UMO but I would guess that the UM2 would not be different to this aspect.

    I dont have setting to change that on cura 15.02.1. :(

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    Posted · Using 3mm ABS in UM2

    With the UM2 this is done on the machine instead of in Cura. The idea is that you slice something with Cura, regardless of the exact material that you use. The machine should know what material is used (and therefore the temperature / flow / diameter, etc)

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    Posted · Using 3mm ABS in UM2
    With the UM2 this is done on the machine instead of in Cura. The idea is that you slice something with Cura, regardless of the exact material that you use. The machine should know what material is used (and therefore the temperature / flow / diameter, etc)

    Thanks very much, i have been exploring the settings and found where to change the dia. last question; how do i load and where do i find material settings to "load from SD"

    We are trying flexPLA tomorrow.

    Sean

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    Posted · Using 3mm ABS in UM2

    You can save the material profiles to your sd.  Then open the file on a pc in a text editor  and add other materials and give them logical names...

    Good luck with the flex..

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