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by UPUPandAway
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: What is the last version of software compatible with the original PP3DP UP! Plus from 2011?
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: What is the last version of software compatible with the original PP3DP UP! Plus from 2011?

No, not yet, I just didn't want to start with the newest version, have it not work, then have to backtrack until I found something that worked. I've been using the same version for a long time now because it was working fine, but I figured I should get the latest version that works since I'm putting...
by UPUPandAway
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: What is the last version of software compatible with the original PP3DP UP! Plus from 2011?
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: What is the last version of software compatible with the original PP3DP UP! Plus from 2011?

Thanks.

Do you have anymore info as to why they dropped support after this version?
by UPUPandAway
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: What is the last version of software compatible with the original PP3DP UP! Plus from 2011?
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

What is the last version of software compatible with the original PP3DP UP! Plus from 2011?

Hi, I have the very early PP3DP UP! Plus I purchased in 2011 that does not have the "upgraded" electronics that came out a little after (I think it combined the stepper drivers onto one board instead of several or something? It's been too long, I can't remember). What is the latest version of the PP...
by UPUPandAway
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Recommendations for packing my printer to move?
Replies: 1
Views: 4535

Recommendations for packing my printer to move?

I will be making a cross country move soon (in USA, not that it matters really) and was wondering what people recommend as far as disassembly/packing for moving my printer (PP3DP UP! Plus). I'd like to just leave it all assembled, but I feel like my print head would get damaged if the moving truck h...
by UPUPandAway
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Food-Safe Coating?
Replies: 1
Views: 4804

Food-Safe Coating?

Does anyone know of something that could be painted onto the surface of an ABS part to make it food safe for dry food? Does dry food even have a toxic seepage problem with non-food safe materials (assuming nothing toxic was previously put in the container)? I was wondering specifically because of a ...
by UPUPandAway
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Can these bracelets be printed on the Up printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 11636

Re: Can these bracelets be printed on the Up printer?

Well I tried again with scaling to 0.6 and all I got again was a raft. I did the scaling in the actual Up software (scaled the whole bracelet), maybe I'm supposed to do it in the CAD software before hand? I will try and experiment a little more, but I am doubtful I will get it. When scaling, the br...
by UPUPandAway
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: UP! ABS filament in Multiple colors
Replies: 8
Views: 13185

Re: UP! ABS filament in Multiple colors

Octave.com also stocks official filament for roughly the same price, though they may brand it "Afinia", which is exactly the same thing as the UP! with rebranding of questionable necessity.
by UPUPandAway
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Where can I find the non-powered filament guide?
Replies: 10
Views: 12605

Re: Where can I find the non-powered filament guide?

So, are we all in agreement that the powered filament feeders are unnecessary and don't affect anything? Like I said, I have the powered DC feeder, but, if I don't need it, I'd like to just replace it with the passive-style feeder and free myself of that gear grinding noise the DC feeder makes. If i...
by UPUPandAway
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Where can I find the non-powered filament guide?
Replies: 10
Views: 12605

Where can I find the non-powered filament guide?

I see the latest UP! and Afinia models have a non-powered filament guide that just passively guides the filament into the "straw" on its way to the extruder. Where can I download this part? I have the old DC powered filament feeder and it works fine, but I'd like to go ahead and print out the passiv...
by UPUPandAway
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much do you actually use your up! Printer
Replies: 23
Views: 17050

Re: How much do you actually use your up! Printer

I think the best way to go about it might be to get the school district or at least the school itself to buy one as a "shared" thing and allow various classes/departments to use it for various projects. That way, the printer will see more frequent use and its cost will be more justified. However, as...
by UPUPandAway
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Print quality of the new colored ABS?
Replies: 21
Views: 27116

Re: Print quality of the new colored ABS?

Man, that black does look good! I'm so pissed about this, I bought 2 spools of natural ABS and then the colored spools debuted like a week or two later! I've been wanting to print in black for so long... Does the black hide imperfections as well as the natural, though? Does it have that "softening" ...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?
Replies: 22
Views: 33756

Re: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?

Stratasys has a very cash grabbing business model. Their printers are all about being the best FDM possible with no cost saving measures whatsoever. To be fair, they do accomplish this, but it's hardly worth the price difference for most users. UP! tends to be a little more cost-effective by allowin...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: "Solid" fill option is not solid
Replies: 3
Views: 4676

Re: "Solid" fill option is not solid

I think much of this has to do with warp issues and the fact that a fully solid print would probably warp really bad. That is a good point, however, about the ability to drill. I personally never print more dense than the "loose" or 2nd densest fill (depending on which version of the software you us...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: What's the latest on 3rd party plastic and filament holders?
Replies: 5
Views: 6742

What's the latest on 3rd party plastic and filament holders?

I've been incredibly happy with my UP! prints using the PP3DP plastic, but I can't help but notice how much cheaper the stuff on eBay, etc. is. Has the quality gone up in the past few months since I've last ventured out into the web? Is it worth grabbing a 2.2 lb or even 5 lb chunk of plastic to sav...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?
Replies: 22
Views: 33756

Re: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?

Update:

Never actually took the extruder head apart. I went out and made sure I had pure acetone this time and soaked the nozzle for about 18 hours. After that, the nozzle was like new. Best prints I've ever had since then.
by UPUPandAway
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?
Replies: 22
Views: 33756

Re: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?

Well, that was short lived :\ So, after a couple successful prints post-clog, it has started jamming again. I think the culprit this time is the feed gears as they probably got the teeth full of plastic when the nozzle was clogged the first time. Does anyone know where I can find teardown instructio...
by UPUPandAway
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?
Replies: 22
Views: 33756

Re: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?

Success! So, I soaked the nozzle in acetone and then poked the hole with a sewing pin from both sides and apparently that was enough to clear the clog. My assessment is that some of the ABS that managed to attach to the nozzle and burn (you know, that black soot that forms on the outside) found its ...
by UPUPandAway
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?
Replies: 22
Views: 33756

Re: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?

I have another question regarding this: Can I extrude with the nozzle removed? I ask this because if the clog reaches into the "shaft" (lets call it) prior to the nozzle, then even a new nozzle won't fix the problem. I don't see any reason this wouldn't work, but just thought I'd ask if anyone else ...
by UPUPandAway
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Why can't we print round balls ?
Replies: 8
Views: 10050

Re: Why can't we print round balls ?

From my personal observation, it happens where support material is present and the angle is greater than about ~15 degrees. It also tends to be bad when the object is especially tall. I think the primary culprit is how the print attaches to the support material as since it is the same exact material...