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by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Variable infill %
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Variable infill %

It looks like the folks at E3D are writing a pretty decent slicer. This is one of the features they're talking about:- Pathio also uses a unique hierarchical grouping system that allows a single print-job to be organised into colour-coded groups of models each with their own slicing settings. You ca...
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Variable infill %
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Variable infill %

Hi Ashley, sure thing. Please let us know how you get on.
Cheers, Owen S.
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Variable infill %
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Variable infill %

Hi. Despite other slicers having this ability for many years we've never had this feature in Upstudio. I've asked for it to be added... Depending on what printer you have it might support GCODE in which case you could use something like Simplify3D to slice and then studio just to send the GCODE. Bew...
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help please. Extruder Fan
Replies: 6
Views: 3590

Re: Help please. Extruder Fan

Which extruder is this on? If PLA it's the new 40x40x20 fan. I have 2 bad ones here. I've sourced an equivalent from farnell in the UK https://uk.farnell.com/ebm-papst/412h/f ... dp/1781433 and it seems much better so far.

Owen S.
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: not buying a cetus, for now
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: not buying a cetus, for now

Prices of (good) 3D printers are so low people complain about shipping. Is that a good or a bad thing? So if the price was 20% higher with free shipping it would be all good :ugeek: Yes a kindred spirit. :D :D :D There is no such thing as "Free Shipping" only "Shipping Included in Price". It's like...
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: UP300
Topic: Abnormal number of filament feed failures on UP300
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Abnormal number of filament feed failures on UP300

I concur on the "never withdraw" filament swap method.
Owen S.
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: Platform Too Hot / Nozzle Too Cold Errors - FIXED.
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Platform Too Hot / Nozzle Too Cold Errors - FIXED.

I should have stated both these machines are at the end of their life-cycle so this isn't a criticism on quality, just info on things that will wear out over time.

Cheers,
Owen S.
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: Platform Too Hot / Nozzle Too Cold Errors - FIXED.
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Platform Too Hot / Nozzle Too Cold Errors - FIXED.

Hi folks, info just in case it's useful to someone in the future. (1) I had an UPbox+ returning a " Platform Too Hot Error ", showing around 270 deg C when it was cold. Changing the Small FFC cable on the underside fixed the issue. I found it easiest to remove the back and left side covers of the ma...
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: UPBOX printer won't print in front corner
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: UPBOX printer won't print in front corner

More spam, but the report spam button is still broken!

Owen S
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: UP300
Topic: Subscribing to a "forum".
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Subscribing to a "forum".

Great suggestion.

Owen S.
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: UP300
Topic: Anyone useing a wired Newtork connection / LAN
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Anyone useing a wired Newtork connection / LAN

Hi David.

Great information, many thanks for putting the time in, it's much appreciated.

Thanks,
Owen S.
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: magnetic build plates
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: magnetic build plates

Hi. YES! As it happens I've just started using one on an Upbox+ ... So far I've tested it with PETG with the standard extruder and with PLA on the new PLA extruder. I set the height manually just by making it start way above the bed and slowly incrementing down. Results are wonderful. Raftless print...
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: STLs floating/hovering 0.8mm above ground
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: STLs floating/hovering 0.8mm above ground

If you'd like send me a PM with your email address and I'll try and print the file here and see if it's the printer or the file.

Owen S.
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: UP mini 2 ES
Topic: Can third party filaments be used on a Mini 2 ES?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Can third party filaments be used on a Mini 2 ES?

Hi. Yes, you can use non TT filament. Sorry but your post doesn't give nearly enough to work with:- First thought is what have you actually bought? Is it a reputable material? If so it should come with a datasheet giving a decent starting point for print settings. If it's not then throw it away, it'...
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: UP mini 2
Topic: Nozzle not heating on prints - but can extrude in the tool box
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Nozzle not heating on prints - but can extrude in the tool box

Do you have the preheat option turned on? If so the bed will heat for 15minutes before the nozzle heats up and the print begins.
Owen S
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: New PLA extruder - Problems again.
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: New PLA extruder - Problems again.

I've tried to add photos bu the forum states:-

"Error It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct."
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: New PLA extruder - Problems again.
Replies: 1
Views: 330

New PLA extruder - Problems again.

Hi folks. We purchase the new PLA specific extruder for trial on one of our upboxes and I'd like to offer some feedback. (1) As ever the printed fan shroud was pretty much destroyed before I even took it out of the box. (2) Print quality with TT PLA is pretty good, but is a little stringy. (3) The n...
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Router Causing Slow Internet
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Router Causing Slow Internet

Looks like a phishing / spam message to me. Tried to report it with the "!" button on the forum but that just hives a "404" error. Oh dear.

Owen S.
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: UP mini 2
Topic: Printhead Entombed
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Printhead Entombed

Well done, great work 8-)
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: https://shop.tiertime.com/ Down?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: https://shop.tiertime.com/ Down?

Still down by the looks of it.