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by ktronik
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: ERROR 'Nozzle too cold'
Replies: 0
Views: 2449

ERROR 'Nozzle too cold'

Just in case others have the same issue.... first prints slowly got lumpier.....then 'up' stopped and showed Error: 'Nozzle too cold' re-set....lumpy prints......still working....I was lucky that it gave the error code.... first thing to check, is wires on Hotend....they can break....open software, ...
by ktronik
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: routine maintenance list
Replies: 5
Views: 4641

Re: routine maintenance list

thx everyone....;)
by ktronik
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: routine maintenance list
Replies: 5
Views: 4641

routine maintenance list

Hey Guys and Girl my printer is coming up to 12 months old, and does not print as good as it use to.... I am after people routine maintenance list, of things they do that makes a difference to their printing.... the main ones on my list are lubing the sliders and doing a level check and nozzle heigh...
by ktronik
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Up Mini Mainboard Cooler Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 9843

Re: Up Mini Mainboard Cooler Mod

Nice Work!!


well done....K
by ktronik
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: ON / OFF heater switch mod
Replies: 11
Views: 8196

Re: ON / OFF heater switch mod

I have been letting my bed warm up, and turning off after first layer has been dropped...;)
by ktronik
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats your answer to the Printed Gun Question?
Replies: 9
Views: 7319

Re: Whats your answer to the Printed Gun Question?

people tell me 3D printed guns only last for a few shots so whats the point, I tell them I print out a 10 pack, so whats the diff!?!?... ;)
by ktronik
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Pushing the envelope... Where no 3D printer should go...
Replies: 11
Views: 11860

Re: Pushing the envelope... Where no 3D printer should go...

Wow, I am so looking in to that!! great info thanks again!! K Hello Ktronik, I adapted a Canon EF-Lens to a modified CCTV Camera for astronomy use. Some of the CCTV cameras are very sensitive (same chip as some astronomy producs) and will add multiple frames internally, further increasing sensitivit...
by ktronik
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: ON / OFF heater switch mod
Replies: 11
Views: 8196

Re: ON / OFF heater switch mod

Maybe I can find the platform heater wires on the motherboard and add a switch down there. The last thing I need is another piece of gear (a fan) adding to the already considerable clutter on my printer bench. Cool, let me know what you find, as I had already been there to fix the element its was a...
by ktronik
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: ON / OFF heater switch mod
Replies: 11
Views: 8196

Re: ON / OFF heater switch mod

Hi, Julia, Think roller has it for simplicity, big fan a good idea. but if you don't have one, and got a switch, then this also works.... just make sure it clears and you use temp resistant adhesive..;) BTW everyone, its a total PITA mod to do, as is any time you remove the table and have to stuff w...
by ktronik
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: ON / OFF heater switch mod
Replies: 11
Views: 8196

ON / OFF heater switch mod

Love the finish of PLA, but never used much as seemed hard to remove the support... playing with PLA on ABS mode seemed to string less, better retraction maybe. and seem to print better a bit over 200 degC, for the plastic I had anyway... but a 100DegC bed ment for a soggy print....not going hurt to...
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Push Wheel Temperature Mod
Replies: 18
Views: 23825

Re: Push Wheel Temperature Mod

Every mod I've seen so far involved putting the wheel/switch/pot on the head where it can easily connect to the JST's. As I explained, I wanted to avoid that. My printer is out of warranty so chopping an easily replaceable cable did not bother me. I've done quite a bit of printing with this over th...
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do I need to print pla successfully?
Replies: 23
Views: 14693

Re: What do I need to print pla successfully?

PLA should be far easier to remove from the support than ABS because it is harder. I have a solution for printing PLA on an Up that works great, raft and support removal is awesome and far better than ABS. There is no stringing whatsoever in my configuration but white and PLA with a lot of colorant...
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do I need to print pla successfully?
Replies: 23
Views: 14693

Re: What do I need to print pla successfully?

It's not quite as easy as ABS but I do get good clean release with PLA. As for the right temp - unfortunately that depends on the PLA. It's a a bit of trial and error. I hear ya, keep on testing...what TEMP do you run your colourFAB on?? I am pretty sure it is -50C or -60C on ABS which should make ...
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: printer not extruding
Replies: 10
Views: 8027

Re: printer not extruding

I feel we needed to open up the gaps a bit to get allow the user to better get to the bottom of the issue, and get it printing first.....once we can get him printing again, we can tweek the setting, if you know what I mean...


however you are totally correct...good smoosh is were its @!
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Pushing the envelope... Where no 3D printer should go...
Replies: 11
Views: 11860

Re: Pushing the envelope... Where no 3D printer should go...

Just keep your filament in an airtight container with some kitty litter - that'll keep it dry and save you giving it a roast. I prefer not to heat plastic in my oven. at the time I did not know that, and it rained, and my RED sucked up all the water vapour...gave a funny looking print...as I needed...
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do I need to print pla successfully?
Replies: 23
Views: 14693

Re: What do I need to print pla successfully?

roller wrote:It's not quite as easy as ABS but I do get good clean release with PLA. As for the right temp - unfortunately that depends on the PLA. It's a a bit of trial and error.

I hear ya, keep on testing...what TEMP do you run your colourFAB on??
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Push Wheel Temperature Mod
Replies: 18
Views: 23825

Re: Push Wheel Temperature Mod

You know it's the first time I looked at all the photos ... for others considering this I recommend not cutting your cables and just buy a pair of JST connectors to give you a plug and play solution... a lot more reliable and also warranty friendly. Oh yes, sorry, not a good idea for everyone as yo...
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Push Wheel Temperature Mod
Replies: 18
Views: 23825

Re: Push Wheel Temperature Mod

Great mod love the little push wheel, why did I not think of that?? :) great hack to the ribbon... I must say, after all the testing, its sits on one setting most of the time...this setting is about ease of support removal, if the support is welded on, then down the temp goes, till its just right......
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do I need to print pla successfully?
Replies: 23
Views: 14693

Re: What do I need to print pla successfully?

So so pla needs to cool down fast in order for it not to get warped by the next layer, I should set my speed to 'fine' instead of 'normal' correct? I prefer to say distorted rather than warped because as soon as you say warp some people think about the thermal shrinking like with ABS. There should ...
by ktronik
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 8740

Re: Up extruder stop working after 15 minutes

have you removed the tip, and then chased with a probe the tube from the top where the filament goes in??

I found due to the different melting points when in ABS mode (after using PLA mode) any PLA left is really melted in and can block the tube before the tip...