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SandervG Team Ultimaker Points: 8528
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Posted Aug 1, 2017 - 6:57 AM • Edited  Nov 10, 2017 - 7:08 AM   Sticky

Let us know who, or about what topic, you would like to ask questions during one of our next AMA's (Ask Me Anything)! Below I will post links to our previous AMA's.

- I'm a Material Engineer for Ultimaker since 2015. AMA!

- We are part of the Cura team. AMA!

If you are not familiar with the concept, during an ‘AMA/Ask Me Anything’ someone steps forward for around an hour or so to answer any question you fire. Usually, this person has a specific level of expertise or story which is interesting to know more about. But don't let this limit your questions

I do feel obliged to mention, despite the fact it is called an ‘Ask Me Anything’, we are bound by Ultimaker policy to keep a tight lip regarding future products. Hope you understand!

Suggested topics are:

- Quality Control

- Cura Software [done]

- Ultimaker founders

- Support-team

- Distribution

- Materials team [done]

- Community Manager

- Electronics

- Testing

- Industry experts/artists (from within the community, like valcrow)

I'm looking forward to read any comments who you would like to see next time, or what topic it should be!

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Dim3nsioneer Knows the BOM by heart Level: 78 Points: 5601
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Posted Aug 1, 2017 - 10:22 AM • Edited 10:25 AM

+1 Cura

Maybe not for the next but what about an AMA with one of the founders? Also, an AMA with someone from Sales/Distribution might be interesting. Or from support!

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Posted Aug 1, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Noted! Thank you for your input I also thought about one of the founders, but I was thinking to work up to that

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Posted Aug 1, 2017 - 11:24 AM

You know what? I am interested in an AMA with you. You are always around so maybe some of us got used to it and don't think about it. But I'd like to know what your work day is like and what you are doing when working from the shadows

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Posted Aug 1, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Quote by Nicolinux

You know what? I am interested in an AMA with you. You are always around so maybe some of us got used to it and don't think about it. But I'd like to know what your work day is like and what you are doing when working from the shadows

But Nicolinux, you know you can always ask me anything haha oh boy, ok. I'll add it to the list

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Posted Aug 1, 2017 - 1:06 PM

A thought from me for AMA, I remember a discussion some considerable time ago about scanners, and the conclusion was that the technology was not that hot unless you spend tons of money. but clearly someone at Ultimaker was looking at the market and was knowledgeable on the subject can't remember who - maybe Daid or Nallath ?

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Posted Aug 1, 2017 - 1:38 PM • Edited 1:39 PM

Someone from testing? This can be internal testing, beta testing, official measurements for certifications (e.g. EMC) etc.

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Posted Aug 2, 2017 - 9:06 AM

Someone from Electronics ??

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Posted Aug 3, 2017 - 4:00 AM

Quote by Dim3nsioneer

Someone from testing? This can be internal testing, beta testing, official measurements for certifications (e.g. EMC) etc.

Do you mean testing our products (materials, hardware, software, how it all works together, and work with new things), or certifications like CE?

Those are 2 quite different..

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Posted Aug 3, 2017 - 5:53 AM

Quote by SandervG
Quote by Dim3nsioneer

Someone from testing? This can be internal testing, beta testing, official measurements for certifications (e.g. EMC) etc.

Do you mean testing our products (materials, hardware, software, how it all works together, and work with new things), or certifications like CE?

Those are 2 quite different..

Well if you ask me like that: first one and then the other...

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Posted Aug 3, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Quote by stu_le_brew

A thought from me for AMA, I remember a discussion some considerable time ago about scanners, and the conclusion was that the technology was not that hot unless you spend tons of money. but clearly someone at Ultimaker was looking at the market and was knowledgeable on the subject can't remember who - maybe Daid or Nallath ?

Nallath was the one who was working on this.

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Posted Aug 9, 2017 - 4:44 AM

Quality Contol:

What have you done to address the batch of warped glass plates in the QA process in order to prevent future batches being released with faults

Rebekah Anderson

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Posted Aug 9, 2017 - 10:57 AM • Edited 10:58 AM

I'm told from a reseller that the glass plates he has received have lately all been < 0.1mm flat.  I mean they are flat within a tolerance of .1mm.  Which is great.  

If your plate is warped > .3mm I would contact your reseller for a free replacement. (now I'm anxiously waiting for you to tell me that you *are* are a reseller and still see warped glass, lol)

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Posted Aug 9, 2017 - 12:29 PM

hiya,

I am not a reseller

it was out by 0.6mm which is pretty pants when printing at 0.1mm height lol.

I went to the UK importer and they were surprised. we took another out of their stock and checked it and it was also way off. so we took one from a different box and it was fine.

it's been resolved but I haven't heard anything since. bought a new UM3 recently and the first thing I did was check the plate. the people didn't even know about it so hence I asked the question if anything is in place to ensure the plates are good.

regards

Becky

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Posted Aug 10, 2017 - 3:52 AM

Quality control is on the list And regarding anything in place to ensure the plates are good: improved agreements with the supplier and better control on a higher frequency by our inbound department. Seems to do the job

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Posted Oct 2, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Hi! I just announced our second Ultimaker 'Ask Me Anything' for October 18th. Topic: Cura! Nallath and MSuurmond will be available for your questions!

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Posted Oct 6, 2017 - 4:18 PM

UGH, that's 12 days away. burning questions already lol

I will have to set a reminder

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Posted Oct 18, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Hiya,

Could one of the designers of the physical printer be part of the AMA event?

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Posted Oct 19, 2017 - 6:54 AM

Quote by stu_le_brew

A thought from me for AMA, I remember a discussion some considerable time ago about scanners, and the conclusion was that the technology was not that hot unless you spend tons of money. but clearly someone at Ultimaker was looking at the market and was knowledgeable on the subject can't remember who - maybe Daid or Nallath ?

That would be me. I developed a scanner for Ultimaker. Got quite far with it, but UM decided to focus on just 3D printing, so it wasn't a resource issue.

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Posted Oct 19, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Quote by rebekah_harper

Hiya,

Could one of the designers of the physical printer be part of the AMA event?

Do you mean who determined the look and feel of the product, or the / a mechanical engineer / designer?

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Posted Oct 19, 2017 - 10:11 AM

ooo, well I was thinking of asking some questions regarding the PVA issue and where they were thinking of going with it.

so I think that's a mechanical engineer/designer. plus I was going to throw in there if they had a job going lol (I jest)

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Posted Oct 19, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The previous AMA was with a materials engineer. That would have been good questions about PVA and PVA formulations and other materials. But at these AMAs they usually can't talk about what's coming.

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Posted Oct 19, 2017 - 1:47 PM

on no sorry it's not materials it's about how the printer handles PVA and have some other Questions about the design of the printer.

PVA is PVA in many ways. mainly it cloggs easily lol

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