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by Carnivore
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of selling my UP printers & buying a larger printer
Replies: 11
Views: 11134

Re: Thinking of selling my UP printers & buying a larger pri

I was thinking about getting a CTC 3d printer which is a Flashforge Creator clone which that is a clone of the Makerbot Replicator 1? I hear these things can print play really well with a build platform of 8x5x5 Whatever you decide I'd recommend you leave room in your budget for Simplify3D. I've ac...
by Carnivore
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of selling my UP printers & buying a larger printer
Replies: 11
Views: 11134

Re: Thinking of selling my UP printers & buying a larger pri

I was thinking about getting a CTC 3d printer which is a Flashforge Creator clone which that is a clone of the Makerbot Replicator 1? I hear these things can print play really well with a build platform of 8x5x5
by Carnivore
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

Any updates?
by Carnivore
Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

Any luck with setting it to ABS? I just removed the stock thermostat and replaced it with a 100 degree C thermostat and now my ABS adheres quite well to the perfboard and can print ABS just fine. I have the octave temperature controller hooked up to my UP mini. Should I start at 190 degree C and inc...
by Carnivore
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

So I should remove the 2 fans pointed at the stepper and put 1 fan focused more towards the extruder?

Also are you suggesting to put it on ABS settings with 170-190C with the octave?
by Carnivore
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

I think a possible solution would be to keep my existing fans (2x pointed towards stepper and main reversed) then install the octave temp module. Since PLA melts at 230, I could set my software to use ABS and bring the temp down to 220-225? Maybe that's low enough where the added heat from the stepp...
by Carnivore
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

I bought that same model from Octave but never used it. Is it really necessary to change the temperature? I thought the issue with my problem was that the stepper was heating up due to poor engineering and causing the PLA to pre-melt before it entered the chamber causing a jam? How would a temp mod ...
by Carnivore
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

I've literally tried everything to in order to get this PLA to print on my mini. I think I'm going to give up on PLA and go back to ABS.

I bought a 100c thermostat from amazon and plan to replace the 60c with it.
http://www.amazon.com/Temperature-Contr ... B008SOCBTS
by Carnivore
Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP2 Plus - Move on/off switch to the front
Replies: 9
Views: 7454

Re: UP2 Plus - Move on/off switch to the front

You could do what I do and just remove the power switch and have it always on.
by Carnivore
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just bought a 'for parts' UP mini printer -need advice
Replies: 33
Views: 26039

Re: Just bought a 'for parts' UP mini printer -need advice

Oh nice! People who sell 'broken' UP printers usually don't know how to use them...
by Carnivore
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

stormychel wrote: Otherwise it might be simpler to mod the heat bed with a 80° or 90° switch (I suggest you go with the 90°), and print in ABS.
Where on eBay can I buy this temp module? From my understanding, the mini comes with a lower temp chip.
by Carnivore
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

Also Carnivore, did we not have this same discussion almost a year ago? We sort of had it but I only had the UP Plus 2 and was only printing ABS. I recently got 2x UP minis for dirt cheap and want to dab into PLA. I'm perfectly fine with using ABS on the mini (with a platform heater mod) but I've n...
by Carnivore
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

Alright well is there anyway to fix my heat issue with fans? I'm not sure how my setup isn't doing the trick. What if I added more fans?
by Carnivore
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

teamcarlisle wrote: Did you already mod it or are you on the Up Plus "2"
I'm using a UP Mini
by Carnivore
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just bought a 'for parts' UP mini printer -need advice
Replies: 33
Views: 26039

Re: Just bought a 'for parts' UP mini printer -need advice

I just bought another mini for 300 with shipping because he thought it was broken and didn't turn on. He never thought of pressing the power button to turn it on
by Carnivore
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

Anyway to use my shitty third party PLA? I got it from Amazon.
by Carnivore
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

Do you think it may be because of this shitty third party PLA filament that I'm getting jams?
by Carnivore
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

Image

I glued the bottom of the air intake. Still nothing.
by Carnivore
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA printing never works
Replies: 71
Views: 43727

Re: PLA printing never works

I just checked the direction of the air current and the two fans that are glued to the plastic chassis are blowing air on the stepper.