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by Garry
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long is too long to wait for service?
Replies: 9
Views: 6453

Re: How long is too long to wait for service?

Yes, got it from Octave. Those guys are responsive. Like 'em.
by Garry
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long is too long to wait for service?
Replies: 9
Views: 6453

Re: How long is too long to wait for service?

The heater for the platform.
by Garry
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long is too long to wait for service?
Replies: 9
Views: 6453

Re: How long is too long to wait for service?

Exactly what I did today. Will buy the heater and have a spare once the warranty gets settled out.

PP3DDP in China has a $100 minimum order so could not get it from them. That's stupid. We should be able to order any part from them that is for a product they made.
by Garry
Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long is too long to wait for service?
Replies: 9
Views: 6453

How long is too long to wait for service?

Hi, The HBP on my UP! Plus stopped heating so I emailed the place I bought my machine on June 19th. Waited a few days for reply and sent another e-mail. Got a response that the tech had been occupied elsewhere and he would try to get to me. I received the first e-mail from the tech on the 24th. On t...
by Garry
Thu May 16, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 14
Views: 16986

Re: Lubrication

Nice thread. When my printer needs some un-squeaking I plan to use this:
http://www.jigaloo.com/ca/e_products_jigaloo.php

Jigaloo
by Garry
Thu May 16, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Up Plus 2 is Coming...
Replies: 66
Views: 50724

Re: New Up Plus 2 is Coming...

JuliaDee wrote:Nozzle Height Detect also sounds like a bit of a "frill". These features may add some convenience but are certainly not crucial to operation and enjoyment. More things to break/go wrong...

julia
Well said. Personally I like the way it is now without extra bits that can break.
by Garry
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taulman 645 Nylon
Replies: 76
Views: 66513

Re: Taulman 645 Nylon

Oh wow, more awesome printing material - life is good! I can't wait to get my hands on some of this.
by Garry
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Functional Part from Elastic Filament
Replies: 6
Views: 8723

Re: First Functional Part from Elastic Filament

Thanks, Garry. The Octave temp switch and the "resistor mod" are one and the same thing. We here on the forum plotted the response curve of the Up!'s thermocouple and figured out how to "fool" the Up! into thinking that the nozzle is hotter or cooler than it actually is. That's what the Octave swit...
by Garry
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Functional Part from Elastic Filament
Replies: 6
Views: 8723

Re: First Functional Part from Elastic Filament

Hi Julia, It is the clear filament: http://bit.ly/Yvz7ky I have the Octave temperature switch and it was set to the lower temp. Machine was on the ABS setting I guess - I've never changed that. Don't know how to do the resistor mod but would like to learn. Was using the stock UP! fan duct in the clo...
by Garry
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Functional Part from Elastic Filament
Replies: 6
Views: 8723

Re: First Functional Part from Elastic Filament

Hi Adrian, The product isn’t cheap. I'm sure this is because it is experimental and the seller is obtaining/producing small batches. I would assume that if it becomes popular that economies of scale would apply and the price should come down a lot. I would not say it feels like rubber. It does not h...
by Garry
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Functional Part from Elastic Filament
Replies: 6
Views: 8723

First Functional Part from Elastic Filament

After two small test prints I ran this part from the elastic filament from 3D Printing Systems. It's good stuff. Observations. 1. Printed directly to PC sheet heated to 90C. Adheres VERY well. Forget raft. You must cut any raft or support material off with a knife or scissors. 2. Feed. Second test I...
by Garry
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Polycarbonate Plate and Clips System
Replies: 2
Views: 6995

Polycarbonate Plate and Clips System

Here is the system I am using. Printed these little clips (inspired by mb20music: http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=5989) and screwed them to the heating plate from the underside (PC warps easily so it needs to be anchored at each point around the perimeter). The 3mm PC plate slides in...
by Garry
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Taulman 618-1.75mm Co-Polymer
Replies: 37
Views: 39300

Re: Taulman 618-1.75mm Co-Polymer

Just made my first attempt with Taulman. This stuff is wicked. I bought the nylon from a supplier in Canada and don't have the Garolite printer plate yet but that wasn't going to stop me from trying. I expected the first print to be a major fail - and it was a small fail - but I learned. First I pri...
by Garry
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Flexible/rubber like filaments
Replies: 20
Views: 28617

Re: Flexible/rubber like filaments

I also ordered some. The transparent one. The YouTube video showed some really nice prints so I figure it can produce decent parts. I'll be eager to try but don't look forward to nozzle jams.
by Garry
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 144068

Silicone Sheet Makes a Good Temperature Resistant Pillar

I had used the red rubber washers from Home Depot but I was having a little trouble leveling the platform because I thought the diameter of the washers was maybe a little too large. As is often the case in Canada, I was having trouble finding semi-specialized material: in this case high temp rubber ...
by Garry
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [BUG] Rafts overlapping
Replies: 7
Views: 7557

Re: [BUG] Rafts overlapping

Just want to follow up. After spending the morning and afternoon at the mall with my wife running up the tally on our credit card my daughter grudgingly helped me with the printer. First we made Drew's thermal paste mod and then his rubber spacer mod (used the red rubber washers another member recom...
by Garry
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [BUG] Rafts overlapping
Replies: 7
Views: 7557

Re: [BUG] Rafts overlapping

I didn't know about there merge (still new to the UP!) - thanks. It works well. For anyone who wants to see here's what merge does: http://screencast.com/t/mxgLG5Xcu I printed this on a polycarbonate plate. Initially I tried without raft for these little parts but the first layer was a circle and it...
by Garry
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [BUG] Rafts overlapping
Replies: 7
Views: 7557

Re: [BUG] Rafts overlapping

I experimented with exactly this today. The part is a 3mm circle with post on one edge. It seems to be too small for the software because when I first loaded the model it was huge and filled the entire build area. I had to redraw the part with a fake extra piece separated from the real part (because...
by Garry
Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: octave nylon filament
Replies: 29
Views: 27199

Re: octave nylon filament

Taulman 618 is a Game Changer. julia Nice Picture of the parts! Indeed. This is incredible. A few short weeks ago I get my UP! and discover the awesome work it can do and now it can print nylon parts. This is too good. I've wanted stronger parts since learning about the limitations of additive prin...
by Garry
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spare Parts Wind Barriers
Replies: 2
Views: 3682

Re: Spare Parts Wind Barriers

Yup, the 40mm means the fan holes are spaced to accept a 40mm fan. Stock fan is smaller. Ah! Thank you. That is really tough to tell by looking at it in software (I can't). Holes must be only slightly differently spaced. Anyway, for now I've printed the stock wind barrier so have a complete spare p...