Loading

MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.

Download Now

Recent Topics

Cura Settings for Great Prints

by Mentalist

I have been playing around with Cura for A while and have been making some excellent prints lately.
As you already know, Cura comes with 3 basic print settings. I found that the high quality print alway's failed to print the last top layer.
This is because the infill is set to a low value"20". I found a way to chage it to 25 and now i'm finnaly making perfect prints.
Theese are the settings i use:
go to Basic:

Quality:

Layer height (mm) 0.06
Shell thickness (mm) 0.8
Enable retraction: yes

Fill

bottom/top thickness (mm) 0.6
Fill density(%) 25

Speed and Temperature

Print speed (mm/s) 50 (yes it takes a long time but it's worth it)

Support

Depends on model ...

What settings do you use ?

View Comment

Decent pause gcode to place before desired pause layer

by DanTexasMan

Hello all!

I'm working on some gcode that I can insert before a specific layer in order to pause and change filament.
I don't like using Cura. I like using Simplify3D. I prefer it for many reasons that I won't go into now.
Has any experimented with inserting their own pause code? If so, please post your code.
This is what I have come up with so far.. it seems to work half-way decently.

G91; Set Coordinates to relative to last position
G1 E-6 F3600; retract
G1 Z30.0000 F9000; Move nozzle up 30mm to change filament
G1 X-50.000 F6000 ; Move to X 50
G90; Set Coordinates back to absolute to origin of machine
M104 S0; standby temp
M0; Pause

Thanks!
Dan

View Comment

Ultimaker2+ Upgrade Kit

by drato

Hey everyone,

I ordered my Ultimaker2+ Upgrade kit a month ago now. As soon as it arrives, I'm gonna post a little review of the kit here.

So far for my status: I ordered at IGo3D.com, which sadly now is the only provider in Germany for Ultimaker Parts, no more ordering via the Ultimaker Shop. In the beginning it was 1-2 weeks, after many lame excuses it went up to 2-4 weeks, now they state the kit as out of stock and I'm still waiting :( with no info at all about the status of my order. Let's see how this progresses.

So far the kit looks like a good improvement and also will come with axis rods and complete print head, inclusive cooling https://ultimaker.com/en/products/extrusion-upgrade-kit.

View Comment

UM2 printhead crashing frame

by geekazoid

Have you ever had the printhead crash against the frame during a build?

Mine did... I did not see it when it happened and I have no video footage. After it crashed it must have stopped and iirc the print-time went up to a few hours.

I know why it happened in my case. I inspected the g-code file in a text editor and it ended with binary gibberish. I still don't know exactly where the error occured. Did Cura write a corruped file, did I not eject the SC-Card and my OS settings corrupted the write...? I don't know.

Now I am a bit scared and keep checking the g-code files before ejecting the SD-Card. I read on other forums that this happened but didn't find reports of broken g-code files causing the problem (rather cabeling issues and such).

PS: No Ultimakers were harmed in the experiment. It crashed but it is totally fine. I can hear a click when moving the printhead to the left/back-most part in the printer. Are there switches to determine the zero,zero position?

View Comment

ABS or PLA?

by Mentalist

Share you expierence!
Pro or con?

I stopt using ABS! PLA only for me.
I do miss the acetone finish treatment sometimes...

View Comment