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by Ian Smith
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP 2.17 Software Test print of the new Thin Wall option
Replies: 17
Views: 18753

Re: UP 2.17 Software Test print of the new Thin Wall option

Looks impressive. Good detail and definition. However I do wonder what the main purpose of "thin wall" is. I'm just a casual user and use my UP Plus mainly for small items for radio control yachts. Having seen the attached photos I thought the thin wall option in v2.17 would do nicely. Unfortunately...
by Ian Smith
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drawing a mesh in sketchup
Replies: 0
Views: 2905

Drawing a mesh in sketchup

Can anyone please tell me if there is a quick way of drawing/creating a mesh in Sketchup, (or maybe Form Z) apart from tediously drawing each line. Searches on the net usually turn up "terrrain mesh", which is not what I want. What I am trying to do is produce alpa and numeric character templates, a...
by Ian Smith
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movement
Replies: 13
Views: 8851

Re: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movemen

Brad, It doesn't do it all the time, and tyhe noise seems to be caused by a particular angle of movement of the print head. To me it sounded a bit like the buzzing caused by loose plates in an iron core. I've gone over the machine greased the bearings and nipped up everything I could get to but it m...
by Ian Smith
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movement
Replies: 13
Views: 8851

Re: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movemen

TC. I did a grease job on it about 2 weeks ago when I first noticed the noise but it made not one jot of difference. To be honest I can't really say when it started. It's just that it only caught my attention recently. For all I know it may have always made that sound, but it does seem specific to a...
by Ian Smith
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movement
Replies: 13
Views: 8851

Re: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movemen

Roller,
Done - http://youtu.be/BNO7c3l8J6s

The first half of the viseo demonstrates the noise and the last section of the video shows printing without the noise - Fan noise is all pervasive

Ian
by Ian Smith
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movement
Replies: 13
Views: 8851

Re: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movemen

Roller,

I have made a video, with sound, of the problem, but when I try to upload it I am informed "The extension mp4 is not allowed"

Where to from here?

Ian
by Ian Smith
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movement
Replies: 13
Views: 8851

Re: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movemen

Peter,
The noise is not there all the time.
It only occurs when the print head is travelling at an angle across the print and not for every angle. It just seems to occur at a relatively specific angle of travel.

Ian
by Ian Smith
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movement
Replies: 13
Views: 8851

Re: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movemen

TC,
Thanks for the quick response.
I've previously done as you suggested.
I went over everything I could get to safely while it's doing it's thing, but this noise has a metallic sound.
it appears to emanate from the print head area but it resonates through the frame so I can't be sure

Ian
by Ian Smith
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movement
Replies: 13
Views: 8851

Up Plus - buzzing noise when making combined x/y movement

I have used my Up Plus quite regularly for almost 2 years, trouble free except for a minor nozzle clog, but lately is making a noticeable noise best described as a buzz when it operates at a certain angle across the x/y plane. Before I attack it and start taking bits off does anyone else experience ...
by Ian Smith
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: No Windows audible tone to indicate USB device connected
Replies: 0
Views: 2773

No Windows audible tone to indicate USB device connected

I can not be absolutely certain about the cause, but it seems to me that since the release of the UP Drivers for Windows 8.1 my PC no longer gives an audible indication that a USB device has been connected when I plug in my UP Plus into the PC. Has anyone else noticed this? There doesn't seem to any...
by Ian Smith
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not all copies are equal
Replies: 1
Views: 3301

Not all copies are equal

I wanted 2 copies of a component, so I loaded it once then I added an additional copy via the UP right click "insert copy" function. It wasn't a very complex item, as you can see from the attached pic, just an end cap with a cavity for a cover strip. I printed the item on its back, so there was almo...
by Ian Smith
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Advice on part placement
Replies: 4
Views: 4974

Re: Advice on part placement

Why not lay it flat, and print it in two halves, and just use acetone or MEK to glue the two together. Minimal support required and the layers are in the right direction to give the object reasonable strength I've just done a similar thing with some small tabs for mounting a metal frame onto a flat ...
by Ian Smith
Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shrinkage problem
Replies: 8
Views: 7198

Re: shrinkage problem

Roller,
Thank you for your help.
I have only used ABS thus far, and I haven't got any PLA on hand, but I will give a try some time soon.

I will try to print a batch with the fan off and let you know how it goes

Ian
by Ian Smith
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shrinkage problem
Replies: 8
Views: 7198

Re: shrinkage problem

Yep Wacko,
I thought that that might work, and it did, to a degree.
I actually printed 12 at once, with the fan on, and still there is a small difference. But I guess it does point to the cooling process being the culprit.
Thanks for your response

Ian
by Ian Smith
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: shrinkage problem
Replies: 8
Views: 7198

shrinkage problem

Folks , A little help if you will. I am trying to print a small wheel with a "v" shaped groove around it's circumference. It's 11mm in diameter with a 5 mm hole for shaft, and 6.7 mm wide. No matter what I try, i.e. slow, fast, normal ,0.15mm layer, 0.2 layer, fan ,no fan , half fan, and all possibl...
by Ian Smith
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Printing 3d terrain
Replies: 2
Views: 4976

Re: Printing 3d terrain

Thanks for the response Numonic. Actually I have since found the best way to do it is go to Thingiverse and look for an item called HGT 2 STL converter. There are links provided with that routine which provides height data for the entire globe and it just a matter of picking the area you want and ru...
by Ian Smith
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Printing 3d terrain
Replies: 2
Views: 4976

Printing 3d terrain

Folks,
Can someone tell me how to print 3d terrain please?
I can get an image from Google Earth into Sketchup, but it's not a solid and looks just like a sheet of crumpled paper.
How do I add that 3rd dimension so that I can print it?

Thanks.

Ian
by Ian Smith
Sun May 12, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Looks like we are up and running
Replies: 101
Views: 82623

Re: Looks like we are up and running

Thanks Lawrence and Roller, I contacted Mark from the 3D Superstore, and he has put me right. I naively thought that all STL files were equal. As I'm sure you know, that is not the case, and the one I was using was not up to par in terms of the thread quality. I have almost zero CAD experience and e...
by Ian Smith
Fri May 10, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Looks like we are up and running
Replies: 101
Views: 82623

Re: Looks like we are up and running

G'day From Brisbane - recently got a UP! Plus and very happy except for one thing ..well two really. I tried to start my first post with a question about how to print small nuts and bolts (i.e. M6 and M4) and a moderator jumped on my head and reckons my post contained links to pirated software and d...