Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

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Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

Post by LePaul » February 14th, 2016, 7:09 pm

I've had my Ultimaker Original (kit) since September 2013.

The only "Official" upgrade has been the heated build plate. Overall it was a good upgrade but the process of getting it assembled, installed and learning to use it had some frustrations. I'll cover that in another post later.

I had a problem with squeaking coming from the Bowden tube fitting on the feeder early on. This piece fixed that: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22851

Since the addition of the heated build plate, I really noticed that prints with overhangs struggle with the airflow of fan only on one side.

I am going to replace the duct on the original fan with this shroud: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:69327
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I found a fan that is identical to the one that came with the UMO (50 mm) and printed this shroud: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:267403
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I'm a little concerned where the shroud comes close to the print head...it might get soft or melt...but with air flowing through it, it might survive?
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What tweaks have you made to your UMO?

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Re: Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

Post by Anders Olsson » February 14th, 2016, 7:14 pm

As long as there is some gap in between I think it will not melt.

It did not melt on our Delta Tower until it actually touched the nozzle at least :lol:

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Re: Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

Post by LePaul » February 14th, 2016, 9:53 pm

Will the shroud touching the ceramic piece above the head be ok?

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Re: Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

Post by Xeno » February 15th, 2016, 2:29 am

LePaul wrote:Will the shroud touching the ceramic piece above the head be ok?
The peek is supposed to function as an isolator, so it should be fine

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Re: Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

Post by Titus » February 15th, 2016, 3:05 am

Still have to go dual fan, but copy paste from UMforums regarding suggested upgrades:

-Pick your UMO up with a handle: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/ultimaker-handle
-SHINY LIGHTS: https://www.youmagine.com/...r-ultimaker-original
-Feet, noise reduction and traction: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:25950
-Spool holder with bearings: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:262924
-Extruder help: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:38311
-various tool/card holders, bowden clips:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18098
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:46318
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:218913
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:371441

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Re: Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

Post by Xeno » February 15th, 2016, 4:00 am

Use this Bowden Clamp, to get easy access to the filament stuck, or if you want to do an Atomic :)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11864

And while you are at it, print this one too.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:62546

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Re: Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

Post by antiklesys » February 15th, 2016, 6:04 am

Hi,

I'll be soon making a post regarding my UMO with a complete list of the upgrades and reworks it went through.
I'll keep it in a separate thread as the list is quite long (and should be able to post it within the next 2 weeks as I'm currently not in the same place as my printer is :P )

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Re: Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

Post by Titus » February 15th, 2016, 6:18 am

Xeno wrote:Use this Bowden Clamp, to get easy access to the filament stuck, or if you want to do an Atomic :)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11864
I was running that too, but I noticed my bowden tube was under more stress that way, due to the curve, leading to some under extrusion here and there.

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Re: Suggested upgrades for the UMO?

Post by Xeno » February 15th, 2016, 6:31 am

The one I printed (long ago), had a curve in the shape to match the Bowden tube !

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