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by ETPDesign
Thu May 10, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Streaming my printer on the web
Replies: 7
Views: 7007

Re: Streaming my printer on the web

wilsonj You need to clean the kapton with acetone or lacquer thinner thoroughly before every job. The ABS will not stick otherwise. I have not tried it, but others even dissolve some scrap ABS into the Acetone and paint the kapton with the solution prior to printing. I have had fair to excellent res...
by ETPDesign
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Solidoodle 2 vs. UP!
Replies: 8
Views: 10744

Re: Solidoodle 2 vs. UP!

The product isn't available yet. It is vaporware. That makes the UP quality far, far, far superior.
by ETPDesign
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Using ABS plate as support
Replies: 7
Views: 9366

Re: Using ABS plate as support

Would you, please, post some pictures?

How easy is it to break the part away from the plate after printing?

Do you have to do anything to the ABS plate to prepare it for the next print job?
by ETPDesign
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nozzle keeps jamming
Replies: 19
Views: 20592

Re: Nozzle keeps jamming

I don't know what setting(s) you are printing at. But other users have had success by printing at finer settings. This slows the printer down and gives the heater for the nozzle the ability to keep up with the print. Some jams seem to be caused by trying to extrude too much plastic too fast. The hea...
by ETPDesign
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: What type of glass is used for a platform
Replies: 6
Views: 6010

Re: What type of glass is used for a platform

Tape replacement is common, although not every time. It takes 3 pieces to re-do my platform. Often, I will need to replace one of them. It depends on the part. If the part is tall and allows for a good grip, the part can usually be twisted off without affecting the Kapton. If the part is thin and a ...
by ETPDesign
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: What type of glass is used for a platform
Replies: 6
Views: 6010

Re: What type of glass is used for a platform

I apply the Kapton directly to the aluminum platform. It works well. Be certain to wipe it down with Acetone just prior to printing.
by ETPDesign
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CUBIFY
Replies: 13
Views: 9478

Re: CUBIFY

Still "vaporware"...........
by ETPDesign
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie confused by price/models on pp2dp website
Replies: 2
Views: 3419

Re: Newbie confused by price/models on pp2dp website

Yes there is an UP and an UP Plus. The Plus is higher resolution and comes with a powered filament feeder. Many here say the feeder is of no consequence. I say the higher resolution is worth it. (your mileage may vary) The unit is in "early days". IMHO it prints ABS as well as a Stratasys! I have ne...
by ETPDesign
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: one-sided warping
Replies: 4
Views: 5424

Re: one-sided warping

Check to see if there is more gap between the print head and the right side of the platform than there is at the center or left side. If the print head isn't at the same height all over the platform, you can experience lifting.
by ETPDesign
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: 3D Systems major copycat?
Replies: 29
Views: 36222

Re: 3D Systems major copycat?

Here's a press release from 3D Systems stating they have a Kinect based scanner in place and they will be showing it at CES
<http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/n ... l?d=242071>

Innovation, it's a marvelous thing.
by ETPDesign
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Nozzle
Replies: 13
Views: 10991

Re: Nozzle

My extruded filament is 0.5 mm thick.

Yours seems a bit thick.
by ETPDesign
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Nozzle
Replies: 13
Views: 10991

Re: Nozzle

I would suspect that unless the nozzle is mechanically damaged or becomes plugged with debris that does not melt, the nozzle will last a long, long time.
by ETPDesign
Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: From picture to print in under 10 minutes
Replies: 10
Views: 11179

Re: From picture to print in under 10 minutes

I think you will be disappointed. The physics of a 3D printer is such that it make take hours to print the bust, not minutes. It really doesn't matter which brand of printer, I can't think of one that would be able to produce a 4 to 5 inch bust in 15 minutes.
by ETPDesign
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: design question
Replies: 4
Views: 5683

Re: design question

First of all, this is a prototype printer. It isn't really meant to do what you are asking by it's self. That said, I would make the hubs over sized if they were the inner bearing surface and undersized if they are the outer bearing surface. Then, as a post process, I would machine them to have a be...
by ETPDesign
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Polycarbonate anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 3420

Polycarbonate anyone?

I thought this might be of interest to the group:
<http://richrap.blogspot.com/2011/09/ind ... te-3d.html>

Polycarbonate looks a little stronger than ABS. I am also surprised that he did not experience any warp while printing.
by ETPDesign
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No USB Connect new Printer
Replies: 7
Views: 5883

Re: No USB Connect new Printer

Benq My printer platform came "dirty". A sign that the printer had been tested prior to leaving the factory. I presume your platform has marks on it too, because it was tested. Am I correct? To test the printer the file would go through that USB port. If you have the marks on your platform from some...
by ETPDesign
Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What program do Mac users create their stl files in?
Replies: 11
Views: 12954

Re: What program do Mac users create their stl files in?

If you feel experimental try this:
<http://mac.rhino3d.com/>

Rhino for the Mac. This links to the beta version.

I use it as a Windows product. It works a treat. Full license is $1K. I would expect the Mca price to be similar when they are done developing.
by ETPDesign
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Models
Topic: drip irrigation pieces
Replies: 5
Views: 7984

Re: drip irrigation pieces

I can see why this would be difficult to print. I would like to see your progressions through the problems on this item. I think it would be very helpful to the entire UP! community. Please, take pictures along the way and share them with us.
by ETPDesign
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where to order my UP! from? in the UK
Replies: 8
Views: 7282

Re: Where to order my UP! from? in the UK

Software 1.12

Power connectors: One goes into the base of the printer, the other goes to the material feed system.

Updates: I am uncertain what you are asking. Your unit should be ready to go. I suggest you print a set of "extra" parts for your printer as a starter project.

Cheers
by ETPDesign
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Build plate Heater no longer working
Replies: 11
Views: 10717

Re: Build plate Heater no longer working

Here's a kink to their blog: <http://www.pp3dp.com/index.php?option=c ... &Itemid=50>. The latest entry shows what you'll be receiving as a replacement.