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by FallGuy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can a 3D scanner capture minute detail of a watch case? Can 3D printer render it ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2796

Re: Can a 3D scanner capture minute detail of a watch case? Can 3D printer render it ?

It all comes down to the precision and resolution of the scanner being used. We use NextEngine, a small, low end industrial scanner here in the office, http://www.nextengine.com/ that runs about $3000. It is capable of detecting details as small as 0.1mm. When I show people in the office how to use ...
by FallGuy
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Ugly overhangs
Replies: 4
Views: 5316

Re: Ugly overhangs

What you may want to look at is how clean your nozzle is. After a couple of months of printing I start to notice the same thing in my prints, black spots starting to show up in the model part, but really showing up in the support material which doesn't really matter but it looks ugly. I think what i...
by FallGuy
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Hello from Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 6044

Re: Hello from Poland

Marcin

If you upload the model I could try and print and see if it is an issue of the model or printer setup. I do think JWA is right though, it looks like it may have been a little warm printing, you should try with the wind barrier open.
by FallGuy
Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tried borosilicate glass
Replies: 8
Views: 8978

Re: Tried borosilicate glass

Robin, That sounds like the one. Here is a link to the one i use: http://www.staples.com/Elmers-School-Glue-Stick-Purple-6-2-Pack/product_488126 It goes on purple, and then slowly fades to clear as it dries/warms up. Then after I have removed my part from the glass, I wash the glass with warm water ...
by FallGuy
Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Germany again! A bit late I guess...
Replies: 2
Views: 4404

Re: Germany again! A bit late I guess...

Hey, Welcome to the forum. I think you will be real happy with the printer as you experiment more with it. As to the problem you had, sounds like you suffered from some of the troubles that people have had with PLA or with filament of a slightly varying thickness. I would search the forums for the p...
by FallGuy
Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tried borosilicate glass
Replies: 8
Views: 8978

Re: Tried borosilicate glass

Robin, I actually just use the glass and give it some swipes with a children's Elmers glue stick.It has a twist knob to push it out of the tube and I apply two even layers; first, one left to right for full coverage, then a second even coat front to back. The glue starts out purple, but as it dries ...
by FallGuy
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Greetings from a hot desert
Replies: 3
Views: 5048

Re: Greetings from a hot desert

Hi Gabe. Good luck with the printer. I think you will really enjoy it. Not sure about the Albuquerque area specifically, but i think i did come across one or two other UP printers in New Mexico. I am actually just outside of Denver and have met up with a couple of other UP owners, as well as a few u...
by FallGuy
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12V power fail. Blown motherboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 3424

Re: 12V power fail. Blown motherboard?

Soapy, Sorry it took so long to reply, I have been on the road for work quite a bit lately. Unfortunately, I think the board is toast. I also have a first gen UP and sometime in the second year while plugging it in, it gave a little spark and that was it. I was using the right power brick with it, a...
by FallGuy
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: 3D scanner
Replies: 16
Views: 16665

Re: 3D scanner

Numonic is exactly right. The cost is going to come down to how precise (and how big) your scans will need to be. We use a Next Engine scanner in our office. It ran about $2600 when we got it and if I set it to do several scans and stitch them together, I get it to pick up resolutions around 0.001-i...
by FallGuy
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime
Replies: 116
Views: 97136

Re: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime

Thank you!!! I was pretty sure the picture changed, but being color-blind, I didn't want to swear to it. Maybe they are in the process of adding just a little more detail/color each day until it is fully revealed on the day they do the full release.
by FallGuy
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guid me
Replies: 1
Views: 2777

Re: Guid me

Sam,

I have never received or seen that message before. Usually if the model is large enough to see on screen, then it usually is large enough to at least print something. I think there maybe something wrong with the file itself. Could you post or upload the file so we could look at it?
by FallGuy
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 FINISHED
Replies: 24
Views: 24666

Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

The project looks excellent! Did you also do the trailer as well? What software did you use to create your part files? The attention to detail is amazing. Are you thinking of starting another project after this one?
by FallGuy
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very weird model shift issue
Replies: 9
Views: 10313

Re: Very weird model shift issue

If you upload the model you were printing when this shift occurred I could see if it happens on my machine. Because it happens at the same level this makes it sound like a bad STL file somehow, or something that is causing the slicing program to have a problem. Do you hear any "clicking" noises when...
by FallGuy
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price Reduction for Afinia
Replies: 3
Views: 3963

Re: Price Reduction for Afinia

Makes you wonder if they are starting to clear inventory for a new model coming out, or if it is just pricing pressure from all of the competitor printers and new models on kickstarter. I would like to see a new version with some of the features we have all dreamed of.
by FallGuy
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IS there a setup guideline
Replies: 1
Views: 2864

Re: IS there a setup guideline

MingTai, There is really no right or wrong way to orient a piece you are trying to print. What you will find is that some ways are better for certain objects depending on how you want the finished piece to look, or how easy you want to make it for removing the raft and support material. If you have ...
by FallGuy
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using 2 step computers for printing and computation
Replies: 1
Views: 3072

Re: Using 2 step computers for printing and computation

MingTai, I have pretty much the same setup you describe. I have an older UP! printer that i connected to an older laptop, also running Win XP that I now just use for printing. Since the printer and UP software have always worked so well together I have seen no reason to change anything. I know I am ...
by FallGuy
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Hi from Portland, Oregon
Replies: 3
Views: 6519

Re: Hi from Portland, Oregon

It looks like you are off to a good start. Best thing to do is to keep going and not get frustrated when things don't quite work out. Not too sure what happened with your "Print #9" but it may be related to "Print #4". It looks like one of the belts is slipping. The sound you heard also tends to ind...
by FallGuy
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Problem with support
Replies: 2
Views: 3427

Re: Problem with support

Hi Philippe, It sounds like after your print has been running for a bit of time, that it is starting to lift up off of the print plate? Is that correct? If it is, then there are a couple of things you could try to get the part to stick better. The first would be to make sure the print bed is truly l...
by FallGuy
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Temperature Mod?
Replies: 18
Views: 13994

Re: Temperature Mod?

You could try this thread: http://pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=22170&hilit=rotary&sid=8f4ecbcc2c79b004d4cc599421b99674 I haven't completed trying to build it yet. Just just the components together to give it a shot, but haven't had time. It looks pretty simple, so even I should be able to pu...
by FallGuy
Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP Plus 2 Black Friday Deal starts in less than 40 minutes
Replies: 7
Views: 6234

Re: UP Plus 2 Black Friday Deal starts in less than 40 minut

They were posted in the store section. Last year I made it as far as getting one into my cart, but by the time I tried to process payment, the price had gone back up. This year, couldn't even get the store to come up. But my friend Lou saw this price for a second before he could add it to his cart a...