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by outsider
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 4436

Re: PLA printing problem

I added an oiler.
Really just a small piece of sponge with a hole in it, impregnated with olive oil, just before the filament enters the extruder.
Completed a 22 hour print with no problem.
by outsider
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing problem [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 4436

PLA printing problem [SOLVED]

Until very recently I've exclusively been printing with ABS on my Up Plus 2. The other week I bought some PLA and got a few nice prints, but last night problems started. With PLA, the printer will print a random amount of layers, then the filament stops coming through the nozzle. Once it stops extru...
by outsider
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calibrate in UpStudio?
Replies: 1
Views: 2600

Calibrate in UpStudio?

I can't seem to find the "Calibrate" options in the UpStudio software that were available in the UP! software.
I'm looking for these settings:
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by outsider
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any opinions on Lulzbot taz from UP!+ users
Replies: 4
Views: 3950

Re: Any opinions on Lulzbot taz from UP!+ users

ricks01 wrote:Have you considered an UP! Box printer???
I have, but unless UP come out with a dual extruder option and a way to change the nozzle temperature, I'm afraid it's not on my short list.
by outsider
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any opinions on Lulzbot taz from UP!+ users
Replies: 4
Views: 3950

Any opinions on Lulzbot taz from UP!+ users

I've been using my up+ 2 for the past couple of years and i't been running great, however I've been wanting a larger print area, and have started looking at the Lulzbot Taz 5 or 6. Anyone out there that has both an Up+ and a Taz that can speak of the print quality of the taz compared to the up+? Jus...
by outsider
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing from Windows 10
Replies: 1
Views: 4050

Printing from Windows 10

I just brought an STL file in to 3D Builter, and upon hitting the 3D Print button and to my surprise, I was able to print the part on my Up Plus 2. I guess Win10 has drivers already built into the OS for the 3d printer since I didn't have the Up software installed at this point. Anyone have much exp...
by outsider
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up Studio
Replies: 74
Views: 75384

Up Studio

I see there's a new download in the up3d.com downloads section called "UP! Installation Executable For Windows Version:0.0.0.9" The software calls itself Up Studio and it looks nothing like the previous Up! software. The visual experience seems to be more in line with the Windows 10 3D Builder softw...
by outsider
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Raftless
Replies: 6
Views: 11546

Re: Raftless

Post some pictures of this draft layer.
I've never had this happen to me.
by outsider
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Some print setting advise for UP Plus2
Replies: 2
Views: 4533

Re: Some print setting advise for UP Plus2

Using the OEM filament, I've never found the support material to be very hard to remove.
I would print it the way you see it on thingiverse. The largest flat area should be on the print bed.
As for printer settings, go with the 0.15mm layer height for smoothest surface.
by outsider
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What makes a good 3d printer
Replies: 7
Views: 7010

Re: What makes a good 3d printer

Am I correct to assume that any 3d printer will produce decent prints if the print speeds are slow enough? The mark of a more sturdy frame pays off in ability to increase the print speeds (accelerations and travel speeds) and not have a frame that wobbles as the machine is printing. I guess the smal...
by outsider
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What makes a good 3d printer
Replies: 7
Views: 7010

What makes a good 3d printer

I've been wondering this question for a while now. And after seeing the Make magazine 2014 printer review I have more questions then answers. (I'm a mechanical engineer and it bothers me that I haven't found a clear answer to this question anywhere yet) http://www.makershed.com/products/make-magazin...
by outsider
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone try Colorfabb XT filament
Replies: 1
Views: 2906

Anyone try Colorfabb XT filament

I've been reading about the new XT filament from ColorFabb, and was wondering if anyone has made any prints with it yet.
by outsider
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP Plus 2 Black Friday Deal starts in less than 40 minutes
Replies: 7
Views: 6232

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

I got one of the second batch of 5. Wohoo!
Can't wait to see what the pattern is.
Had to wake up at 3am local time (EST); not fun, but worth it.

First time I tried (first batch), the price went up before I could process the order.
Both times the shop website was super slow, understandable so.
by outsider
Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Elastomeric Filament
Replies: 5
Views: 4427

Re: Another Elastomeric Filament

That's quite the impressive size of print bed Roller!
Did you strap an extrusion head to a CNC router?
by outsider
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Dial indicator holder
Replies: 0
Views: 4055

Dial indicator holder

Just finished printing and installing a dial indicator to my Up! Plus so I can more easily do the bed leveling. The print head is removed, and this holder gets installed, onto which a dial indicator is attached with a setscrew. IMG_20130918_193712.jpg IMG_20130918_193644.jpg IMG_20130918_193620.jpg ...
by outsider
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Conversion of UP! to Reprap Electronics
Replies: 16
Views: 26095

Re: Conversion of UP! to Reprap Electronics

Francis, Thanks for the cost and part breakdown for the conversion. How do you find the Up Plus printer working with different electronics compared to how the printer worked with the original electronics? Guess I'm wondering just how much of the "print quality" comes from the hardware and how much c...
by outsider
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3d printing hacking: tailoring strength of infill material
Replies: 11
Views: 11802

Re: 3d printing hacking: tailoring strength of infill materi

The way I think it handles sloping walls is by the "Angle" parameter in the screen-grab you posted.
If the slope angle is less the angle specified, it's treated as a top surface, hence giving it 6 layers. I think the angle is measured from the horizontal.
by outsider
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3d printing hacking: tailoring strength of infill material
Replies: 11
Views: 11802

Re: 3d printing hacking: tailoring strength of infill materi

I thought we only had control of the top/bottom layer thickness, not the side wall thickness (which I thought was only 2 layers). I do have the "Part>Surface" set to 6 layers but as far as I knew that setting only controlled the top/bottom surface and not the side perimeter. What setting specificall...
by outsider
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3d printing hacking: tailoring strength of infill material
Replies: 11
Views: 11802

Re: 3d printing hacking: tailoring strength of infill materi

Did a bit more testing. Here are some test parts showing thicker perimeter, and an internal truss. IMG_20130914_232149.JPG I have measured a slight "overfill" where the perimeter grows slightly. The growth I've measures seems consistent at about +0.15mm on each side of the perimeter. Depending on wh...
by outsider
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3d printing hacking: tailoring strength of infill material
Replies: 11
Views: 11802

Re: 3d printing hacking: tailoring strength of infill materi

Roller, You bring up some excellent points. I do agree that the fissures can lead to weakening if not done correctly. I am experimenting with a few values and so far I am getting excellent results with fissures that are 0.05mm wide (in the cad file) and spaced 1.6mm apart (so the center of one fissu...