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by Robin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Recreus V3?
Replies: 2
Views: 1300

Re: Recreus V3?

Not understanding. PLA prints better than ABS, especially if you want to skip the raft. Why do you think it doesn't?
by Robin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus 2 : twisted bed
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Up Plus 2 : twisted bed

I presume you have found the 3 screws under the table by now?
by Robin
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: PETG-Carbon / GCODE / Raftless / Zero Warp
Replies: 8
Views: 7016

Re: PETG-Carbon / GCODE / Raftless / Zero Warp

Does not want to stick to the build plate. Very inclined to block the nozzle.

They do suggest a 0.5mm steel nozzle so maybe my 0.4mm brass was not up to it.

I get the impression the bod selling it on ebay had much the same problems which is why he was unloading it.
by Robin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Sick UP! Plus 2
Replies: 4
Views: 3661

Re: Sick UP! Plus 2

If you mess with the temperature settings then the pre-heat is a bit of a lucky dip.

I had a very sick UP because the SDROM card holder was full of gucky flux residue.

Probably in other place too, but that was the most obvious.
by Robin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what size screws for Up Plus/2
Replies: 1
Views: 1796

Re: what size screws for Up Plus/2

M3x5 stainless cap heads, with a few longer ones where necessary
by Robin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Sick UP! Plus 2
Replies: 4
Views: 3661

Sick UP! Plus 2

No heating above 50C, platform freezes in Z mid cut, bleeper thin and reedy.

Remove main board, flux wash, rinse and blow dry.

Fixed :roll:
by Robin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: PETG-Carbon / GCODE / Raftless / Zero Warp
Replies: 8
Views: 7016

Re: PETG-Carbon / GCODE / Raftless / Zero Warp

Looks good to me, I just ordered a kg to play with :mrgreen: If it does stick to glass that would be fan dabby dozie. I am currently smearing Pritt over Pyrex, baking it on then an ABS/acetone wash to make it stick. I feel a bit like an alchemist questing for the philosopher's stone. I use AliExpres...
by Robin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Persistent card read error (6)
Replies: 3
Views: 3873

Re: Persistent card read error (6)

I would guess flux wash residue, trapped in the socket by capillary action, eventually dried out to a waxy crust.
by Robin
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CAD/3D software do people use?
Replies: 37
Views: 40018

Re: What CAD/3D software do people use?

A few years back I bought Alibre for $99 on special offer. Currently using Geomagic 2015 but soon to be Alibre again because they have bought it back. But, I was tempted by Fusion 360 and bought their 2 years for the price of one. It looks very much like Alibre and has CAM which Alibre is still to g...
by Robin
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abs not sticking??? Help!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5569

Re: Abs not sticking??? Help!!!

I had an awkward lifting corner that I accidentally fixed by switching the print to "fine".

I have no idea why this would make it stick, but stick it did.
by Robin
Sun May 14, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't get my part off the raft, melt together (studio 1.8.1.0)
Replies: 20
Views: 15962

Re: Can't get my part off the raft, melt together (studio 1.7.3.0)

Mine sticks to the support structure like ship to a blanket. UP! ABS/ABS+ Easy peel, I haven't got Easy Peel and my 1.5.1.1 claims to be up to date??? So, do we agree 1.7.3.0 is the way to go? Do I need to upgrade my CPU? How do I find out what CPU is fitted without breaking the security seal? So ma...
by Robin
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrong temperature reading
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Re: Wrong temperature reading

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that the part you bought was not an actual Afinia/Up hotend but a knockoff that probably uses the wrong temperature sensor and/or heating element. There's not much you can do about that other than replace it with the right part. Good point, there were so...
by Robin
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: This is exciting.
Replies: 15
Views: 9444

Re: This is exciting.

I now have a brand new boxed UP Plus 2 from Maplins, a nearly new UP Plus 2 from Rapid Electronics which I bought to use when I sent that one back to Maplins. my original UP Plus from Afinia that got fixed when they did their replacement CPU offer and another UP Plus missing part of the print head w...
by Robin
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: This is exciting.
Replies: 15
Views: 9444

Re: This is exciting.

I just had a call from Maplin's to ask where I would like the replacement printer sent.

Wonderful service, splendid company, thoroughly recommend them :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Robin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ABS vs. ABSplus
Replies: 4
Views: 6466

Re: ABS vs. ABSplus

If you have all these machines at your school, perhaps that would be an excellent place to ask your question? :lol:
by Robin
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: This is exciting.
Replies: 15
Views: 9444

Re: This is exciting.

Jessica, Matthew, Mckala, Alannah, Bradley, Natasha, Hollie and Kirsty have now all had their say. The printer will be collected on Wednesday and taken for inspection. It has a broken connection to the extruder element, a hole burnt in the CPU from the inside and a fault on the main PCB that stops t...
by Robin
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: This is exciting.
Replies: 15
Views: 9444

Re: This is exciting.

Quick update, I am still negotiating with Jessica, Matthew, Mckala, Alannah, Bradley and Natasha. Here is my latest attempt for justice... Hi Natasha Modifications and repairs are not disallowed by your terms and conditions, only accident, neglect, misuse or normal wear and tear. None of these precl...
by Robin
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: This is exciting.
Replies: 15
Views: 9444

Re: This is exciting.

Alannah says that they will have to have the whole thing back and they will arrange for UK Mail to collect it whenever it suits me.

Does anyone have a list of what you get in an UP Plus 2 box? I would hate to fall at the last hurdle? :mrgreen:
by Robin
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: This is exciting.
Replies: 15
Views: 9444

Re: This is exciting.

Matthew requested a copy of the original receipt and sent me rummaging through our old VAT returns to find it. Mckala then sent me a returns authorisation number and put a spanner in the works... It is important that you include all cables / leads or power supplies etc that were supplied with the or...
by Robin
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: This is exciting.
Replies: 15
Views: 9444

Re: This is exciting.

Roman at UP! assures me that Maplin's can sort this out and invites me to get back to him if I have a problem.

Jessica at Maplin's is now on the case and it sounds hopeful... :mrgreen: