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by DytHlt
Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Horizontal anomaly, Help please.
Replies: 7
Views: 6949

Re: Horizontal anomaly, Help please.

Hmmm, didn't think of it rocking, that would make sense.

I might get a few mins today to look into a rocking issue before i head out of town, if i do, I'll let you know what i find.


A green fetish? Well, it is my favorite color, I'll just leave it at that... :mrgreen:
by DytHlt
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Horizontal anomaly, Help please.
Replies: 7
Views: 6949

Re: Horizontal anomaly, Help please.

Here's a couple pics that might describe it better. They are top down pics. Also, if you look at the area in question from the side, it is the shape of a small hump, the area is raised higher above the rest. As if the platform is moving down as it passes along the area, then back up once it's passed...
by DytHlt
Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Horizontal anomaly, Help please.
Replies: 7
Views: 6949

Re: Horizontal anomaly, Help please.

No, no, sorry. I'm not dismissing anything, I was just running through the problems you described in my head and that's I imagined them to play out. (I'm a visual thinker) And yes, like I said in the original post, ignore that knob, it was printed in a different spot on the platform and press fitted...
by DytHlt
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Horizontal anomaly, Help please.
Replies: 7
Views: 6949

Re: Horizontal anomaly, Help please.

"1. The filament is not feeding correctly at this point. Maybe there is an angle at which the filament is getting caught?" The extruder head is moving left and right in this picture, if the filament was getting caught, it would happen parallel to the X axis (front to back). '2.Something is causing t...
by DytHlt
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Horizontal anomaly, Help please.
Replies: 7
Views: 6949

Horizontal anomaly, Help please.

So, my printer has started printing this odd anomaly, parallel to the Y axis. If you are looking top down at the build plate, the horizontal bar (see pic) is about 2/3 of the way back from the front of the build plate. Any ideas what's causing this? I'm thinking a belt, but not sure which one. I hav...
by DytHlt
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Layering 'side-steps' during printing
Replies: 8
Views: 6006

Re: Layering 'side-steps' during printing

I've had this happen before. Found the cause to be the build plate not secured to the platform, allowing the build plate to slide sometime during the print. So now I use more Binder Clips, problem solved.
by DytHlt
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Part of the model missing?
Replies: 6
Views: 5793

Re: Part of the model missing?

Try opening the model in accutrans and click the Watertight Check button. (30 day trial http://www.micromouse.ca/downloads.html) If there is a problem with watertight or manifold (overlapping planes, more that 2 planes per line, etc), this will tell you, and show you where also. Also, you can upload...
by DytHlt
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 150 prints then crunch
Replies: 11
Views: 9136

Re: 150 prints then crunch

It's probably the belts stretching over time. The vertical belt holds the weight of the entire platform. To assume it doesn't stretch would be asinine.
by DytHlt
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Where to buy leveling bed springs?
Replies: 9
Views: 7870

Re: Where to buy leveling bed springs?

I personally like the silicone rubber, seems to hold up better.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#2614T26
Probably a 1ft strip of that would last you forever.
by DytHlt
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weird Genuine Filament
Replies: 7
Views: 5676

Re: Weird Genuine Filament

I've never seen that, interesting. I've actually been buying filament from 3D Printer Stuff and it has served me very well. At the standard 260 degree extruder temp, it prints very well, although it can get stringy and the raft can be difficult to remove. But if you have a temp mod, and can bring th...
by DytHlt
Sun May 19, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Gekko print bed add on
Replies: 92
Views: 81380

Re: Gekko print bed add on

http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/44/55/3a/95/31/20130402_182325_preview_featured.jpg I had the same problem, so I built this to solve it. I use the 2 side tracks, but have found that my boards are now so flat that they slide easy, so I replaced the front clip with one of the b...
by DytHlt
Sat May 11, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Gekko print bed add on
Replies: 92
Views: 81380

Re: Gekko print bed add on

ktronik wrote:Hey Guys,

do these beds also work for Nylon 618 ect??

cheers

Ktronik
No, they don't. You can get away with it for very small prints, but Nylon does not stick to Gekko.
by DytHlt
Sat May 11, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taulman 645 Nylon
Replies: 76
Views: 60631

Re: Taulman 645 Nylon

How is it comparing to 618? The difference? The printing experience has been virtually identical so far, albeit with a small number of small parts. But it does raise the question of why, if 645 is stronger than 618 and there's no downside, would I ever print with 618? I think I'll have to put that ...
by DytHlt
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion stops mid-print
Replies: 12
Views: 29645

Re: Extrusion stops mid-print

When it stops extruding, does the extruder motor stop turning, or is the extruder motor still trying to extrude, but it can't push the filament through?
by DytHlt
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Platform Too Hot Error
Replies: 19
Views: 13831

Re: Platform Too Hot Error

Finally getting my printer back this Friday. Been a long time coming. :( If you ever submit your printer to Xobject for repairs, I highly recommend you call them once in a while to check on the status. They are a fairly new retailer, and are not very organized at the moment. They are very polite and...
by DytHlt
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: off center y axis
Replies: 18
Views: 12966

Re: off center y axis

Very nice Litho!
by DytHlt
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: off center y axis
Replies: 18
Views: 12966

Re: off center y axis

I'm confused, in the pictures you clearly have an Up Plus, but you mentioned your using an Up Mini. Unless... do you have both? :shock:
by DytHlt
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Say hello to 4D
Replies: 6
Views: 5620

Re: Say hello to 4D

In my opinion, the 4th Dimension has always been time. 2D movies are actually 3D, and 3D movies are actually 4D. Since they both change over time. 1D (an object in 1 dimension is a straight line, left right, or up down, etc) 2D (object in 2 dimensions, left right, up and down) 3D (object in 3 dimens...
by DytHlt
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: octave nylon filament
Replies: 29
Views: 24502

Re: octave nylon filament

3DmodelerDy wrote:What do you want ? if guns are made with 3D printers how people can`t print another simple things... I enjoy watching this printed objects ! For a real it looks good.
Huh?
by DytHlt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Up! Mini - Extruder temperature mod
Replies: 28
Views: 43235

Re: Up! Mini - Extruder temperature mod

I did a similar thing, using Dip Switches. But instead of using a bunch of 1 ohm resistors, I did a binary type setup. Here is a quick drawing: Switches.jpg Use the bypass switch to turn off the temp mod. (open = mod on, closed = normal) Then use the Dip Switches to set the desired ohms, in steps of...