Evolution of a Blog

This blog has evolved as I have as a maker. It starts at the beginning of my journey where I began to re-tread my tires in the useful lore of micro electronics and the open-source software that can drive them. While building solutions around micro-electronics are still an occasional topic my more recent focus has been on the 3D Printing side of making.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ultimaker 2 Print Quality - Simplify3D Profile

Finally got my Ultimaker 2 Profile for Simplify3D working to a level that I feel is pretty decent.  This version of the #3DBenchy was done at 150 microns at a slightly faster speed (40mm/s) than the post that showed the results from the Wanhao.  Again, it may not be totally perfect but I am willing to call it close enough, especially given the speed difference...but only for this resolution.  I still want to see this model done at the high level of detail that the Ultimaker is capable of doing.

The same notes as to how I got here apply from the Wanhao post, other of course, than the fan as the UM2 comes with one.

Here is the Simplify3D profile (Version 2.2) and following are screen shots of the relevant parameter pages.  Please see this previous post for some commentary on these pages and their settings. 

Note that THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS!  I am still tuning this profile. It is worth a note to say that as you lower your layer height and slow down speed for quality you may need to raise the extrusion temperature.   I think this is especially true at the sub-100 micron resolution that the UM2 is capable of doing.


  1. Any way you could post your current settings for your Ultimaker 2 with Simply3d 3.0. Especially the infill settings. Came across your blog and was interested to see you are having the same issues as I am with Quality and of course ABS.

  2. Hey Unknown: There is another post on the blog that has the profiles linked in... http://raspberrypirobot.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/tale-of-two-marvins.html. As you can see it will produce a good result. Where I struggle are prints at high resolution with a high level of detail on the top layers.

  3. Hey thanks I grabbed the profiles and I will look through them and print with them. I will let you know how they turn out. I looked through your blog but missed that post as the title probably through me off. But I really appreciate you responding.

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