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by William
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: New 3D print content
Replies: 3
Views: 4797

Re: New 3D print content

Yah, there have been some challenges with getting those videos to work on all browsers.

What browser are you using?
by William
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: New 3D print content
Replies: 3
Views: 4797

New 3D print content

Well, I haven't been on these boards for a while, I've been busily toiling away creating a new 3D print business. One part of it is going live just today: http://www.adamation.com I'm sorry there's not a stronger tie to Up! at the moment, but there will be soon enough. Basically, those high end prin...
by William
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Replicator2
Replies: 41
Views: 38565

Re: Replicator2

I think cheap and small is a good first step for an enclosed printer. It's cheap enough that it's almost an impulse buy for the first time enthusiast. It allows them to work out the kinks on a much less expensive platform. They can rev it several times, without the original purchasers feeling cheate...
by William
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Replicator2
Replies: 41
Views: 38565

Re: Replicator2

I bought and assembled one of the original Cupcakes from MakerBot. After that I purchased the original Up! The difference in experience was night and day, and then some, in Up!s favor. Every machine and improvement I have seen from MakerBot has been encouraging, but never anything that made me recon...
by William
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Models
Topic: Moving the Delta Robot
Replies: 9
Views: 9332

Re: Moving the Delta Robot

Do with it what you will :->
by William
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Careers and the future of 3d printing
Replies: 5
Views: 6114

Re: Careers and the future of 3d printing

I think Bre speaks in Hyperbole, but it's also true. The key is "get in on this", is like saying "get in on the industrial revolution". There are many aspects to it, and many places where multiple and different types of skills can be applied. You might be a material scientist, a mechanical engineer,...
by William
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting Comment About Up!'s Lineage
Replies: 10
Views: 7736

Re: Interesting Comment About Up!'s Lineage

Speculating in the dark... If I were Up's parent company, the past two years would have gone like this: Let's put our bare bones minimal machine out there and see what people think. We'll apply our slicing software, because that seems to be what MakerBot/RepRappers struggle with the most. Hmmm, that...
by William
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Careers and the future of 3d printing
Replies: 5
Views: 6114

Re: Careers and the future of 3d printing

I think there are many parts to this emerging market you could participate in. Ultimately, great content will be tremendously valuable. There's probably an emerging market for "rock star" design talent. There's certainly a whole host of people who do regular design engineering, and get paid by compa...
by William
Tue May 22, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Up! Mini
Replies: 14
Views: 8898

Re: Up! Mini

as long as the resolution is not a function of the mechanicals, I'm sure there will be an option for higher resolution. I typically print in 0.3 for most things, going for 0.2 when I really want a clean finished part. I'll take 0.25 for consumer grade. I would gladly pay another $500 to get some pre...
by William
Tue May 22, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Up! Mini
Replies: 14
Views: 8898

Re: Up! Mini

From your writeup, I couldn't tell if you thought the print quality was just as good as current printer or not. Did you mean to say no warping? At 120mm, that's probably good for little bunnies, as pictured, not so good for bigger things. Now we can speculate about the mini getting a 'maxi' sibling.
by William
Mon May 21, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Up! Mini
Replies: 14
Views: 8898

Re: Up! Mini

I thought they were pretty up front, at least in the very beginning, asking for feedback from people. It showed up most in the software improvements. Looking back on all my requests, I think they pretty much covered everything. That teaser picture looks a lot like the machine the showed here last ye...
by William
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Feedback from your Up experience
Replies: 5
Views: 4843

Re: Looking for Feedback from your Up experience

Some factual corrections: OS: Windows, and MacOS Fits in a suitcase? I'm not so sure about that. The shape doesn't really allow for that. Materials: ABS, and some PLA I purchased one of the first batch up printers a couple years back. Although there were some bumps along the road with that earlier s...
by William
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: or message "PLATFORM TOO HOT"
Replies: 4
Views: 3805

Re: or message "PLATFORM TOO HOT"

In the past, this message usually meant a faulty wire connection to a sensor. Much jiggling of cables, and finally replacing said wires usually solves the problem.
by William
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bowden cable, anyone tried it?
Replies: 2
Views: 2957

Re: Bowden cable, anyone tried it?

Bowden on Ultimaker has some challenges. I think the Up! has much finer control of the pressure at the nozzle because of the close proximity of the extrusion motor to the heater block. Perhaps going with Drew's sturdier motor holder might help, although I've never really had the shaking as a problem...
by William
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: 3D Systems major copycat?
Replies: 29
Views: 30138

Re: 3D Systems major copycat?

Didn't they buy BfB a long time ago? Wasn't that the genesis of SkeinForge? I think one of the major advantages the Up! printer has enjoyed over the past year has been the superior print quality, especially the easily separable raft with single material type. I don't know what firmware the Cubify is...
by William
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: 3D Systems major copycat?
Replies: 29
Views: 30138

Re: 3D Systems major copycat?

I think that's the kind of detail only we can appreciate. I purchased an early MakerBot CupCake, and to say it wasn't what I'd hope it would be, would be a dramatic understatement. At this stage of the game, I'd guess 3D Systems is doing some market probing. Throw a video out there, listen to the bl...
by William
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: 3D Systems major copycat?
Replies: 29
Views: 30138

Re: 3D Systems major copycat?

The market stands still for noone. MakerBot 'copied' the Up! extruder head MakerGear 'copied' the Up! form in general PrintrBot is a new form, But, we all 'copy' the Stratasys idea. As the print quality of all the other printers improves, Up! will have to come out with a next version, that's equally...
by William
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Introducing Banate CAD
Replies: 0
Views: 2567

Introducing Banate CAD

Hi All, Some times people ask, "which CAD program do you use". For the longest time, my answer has always been: OpenScad Well, I've been working on a little CAD program of my own over the past few weeks. Today, the first draft is now available. If you want to take a look, read about it, try it out, ...
by William
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade for older printers!!
Replies: 21
Views: 15437

Upgrade for older printers!!

It's funny how little fanfare these things get, but, in the Up! Blog/News, there is an upgrade for us older Up! printer owners. It basically says we send in our old electronics, and they send us new electronics! So, you can get all the goodness of the current machines, by just sending in the guts of...
by William
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Stepper/Belt slipping? Please help!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 13255

Re: Stepper/Belt slipping? Please help!!!

I agree 100%. My version of the same thing is that the nozzle slowly works its way loose (why do I keep having to adjust nozzle height...), and eventually, if not caught, results in catastrophic failure. This could be solved if the little aluminum tobe which gets sandwiched into the heater block, ha...