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by m_bergman
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: partial print then air print issue
Replies: 19
Views: 21334

Re: partial print then air print issue

I recently had my Box suddenly stop extruding altogether. Support immediately told me to disassemble the head and check the end of the big white ribbon cable and check for a squash mark. Sure enough it was there, and caused two tracks in the cable to just touch. A manufacturing defect, by the look o...
by m_bergman
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: UP Box review
Replies: 21
Views: 25942

Re: UP Box review

You can get a time and material estimate in the 3D Print menu, print preview. Your feed problems with the door on were because the door was tight against the spool (and not quite touching the case). I don't really want to have to use an external spool holder - the machine takes up enough room already.
by m_bergman
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: UP Box review
Replies: 21
Views: 25942

Re: UP Box review

Pt 3 http://www.captskidd.com/up/box/box18.JPG So, how does it rate? I haven't tried Turbo mode, so can't comment. At normal speed, print time is identical to the Plus. The first few prints, I was convinced that the plastic was different. The parts seemed much more rigid, better bonded, and harder t...
by m_bergman
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: UP Box review
Replies: 21
Views: 25942

Re: UP Box review

Pt2 The table has a bunch of upstanding countersunk-head screws, which hold down the plate. http://www.captskidd.com/up/box/box02.JPG The plate has keyhole shaped slots, and there are two ball-bearing type spring catches. You put on the plate and push it back 5mm to lock it. To release, pull on the ...
by m_bergman
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: UP Box review
Replies: 21
Views: 25942

UP Box review

Box review Pt 1 Now that I've had the Box for a few weeks and are more or less used to it, a brief review. Firstly, this thing is huge. 50cmx50cmx50cm. The shipping box is even bigger... It needs its own desk to sit on. (Some household members are claiming it needs its own room...) http://www.captsk...
by m_bergman
Tue May 19, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: New software version 2.15
Replies: 3
Views: 6183

Re: New software version 2.15

I will be continuing to use 2.12 for my UP Plus2, for two reasons. 1) With both the Box and Plus2 connected in 2.15, I had problems when swapping between machines. The Box setting lost the miss-the-screws areas until restarted, the Plus2 lost its height setting - had to reset nozzle height. So I'm k...
by m_bergman
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime
Replies: 116
Views: 101444

Re: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime

specs and stuff on the NZ site: http://3dprintingsystems.com/products/3d-printers/up-box-3d-printer/?utm_source=3D+Printing+Systems.com+List&utm_campaign=5fbd00672e-3D_Printing_Showcase9_9_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e26f38a488-5fbd00672e-302339609 500g spool of ABS in the box - is that a small...
by m_bergman
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving up in the world.
Replies: 12
Views: 22634

Re: Moving up in the world.

If you're doing jewelry, the B9 is currently the best option. Its prints are better than the Form1, and it has a resin that burns out cleanly for investment casting. However the build size is pathetic at best resolution, and the prints are really slow. Form1 has a similar build envelope to the Up, b...
by m_bergman
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: 1:200 tanks - an ongoing project
Replies: 9
Views: 11577

Re: 1:200 tanks - an ongoing project

I'm still finishing putting the crew in the Wespe. When that's done I'll bundle up all the files and post them, I suppose to Thingiverse, although that's going to annoy lots of people because these models are designed for and *NEED* support ( I used 0.15mm layers and 3mm^2 x 80 degree supports.)
by m_bergman
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: 1:200 tanks - an ongoing project
Replies: 9
Views: 11577

1:200 tanks - an ongoing project

Something to draw in lunch breaks... eventually I'll have a full 1944-45 set: Allied, German, Russian.
All hulls printed in one piece, turrets in one piece.
by m_bergman
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempt at non-biased in-depth review: Afinia vs Cube
Replies: 16
Views: 18577

Re: Attempt at non-biased in-depth review: Afinia vs Cube

Now, I think the problem stems from the model, which was based on one of those paper cutout models one buys in book stores. The paper model has tabs and slots to make the assembly. I think the Cube tries to print the tabs, but the filament bloats so they are too fat for the slots. I think Afinia so...
by m_bergman
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Loud x-axis clicking noise, cannot identify source
Replies: 4
Views: 5701

Re: Loud x-axis clicking noise, cannot identify source

To clarify, the cause of the problem is that the flat on the motor shaft is slightly clear of the flat on the inside of the gear, and under the not inconsiderable tension of the belt pulls the gear's flat against the shaft's flat when the orientation is correct, causing the click. Bruce, the PVA fix...
by m_bergman
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.19 Software
Replies: 29
Views: 20989

Re: 1.19 Software

Same printer, same orientation, same half-hour. Printed in 1.17, installed 1.19, printed in 1.19. 0.15mm layers, normal, loose. http://www.captskidd.com/up/goliath1.jpg http://www.captskidd.com/up/goliath2.jpg http://www.captskidd.com/up/goliath3.jpg http://www.captskidd.com/up/goliath4.jpg http://w...
by m_bergman
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.19 Software
Replies: 29
Views: 20989

Re: 1.19 Software

I have been doing quite a few prints with 1.19 at work. The raft is unusual, two spread-out layers then the lattice bed, then a crisscross bed. It holds well to the part, is actually a little harder than 1.17 to remove. The biggest thing to watch though is that with such a shallow base, a dead level...
by m_bergman
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Loud click from motors?
Replies: 0
Views: 2834

Loud click from motors?

This new UP Plus I have is displaying an odd trait - the Y and Z axis motors make a loud click noise once every rotation. On the Z axis you don't hear it that often, but on the Y axis if the part being printed lies in that area I hear a continual (and annoying) click-click as it passes back and forw...
by m_bergman
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hyrel Printers
Replies: 18
Views: 20535

Re: Hyrel Printers

If you wade your way through all the kickstarter info you eventually find out that the minimum layer thickness is 0.1mm
by m_bergman
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [Bug?] in 1.19
Replies: 29
Views: 22792

Re: [Bug?] in 1.19

Rolling the PC back to before I installed 1.19 has given me back 1.17 :D
I think I'll just stick with that for now. For bigger parts I need the thicker raft and better adhesion.
by m_bergman
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [Bug?] in 1.19
Replies: 29
Views: 22792

Re: [Bug?] in 1.19

Where are you getting 1.19 from, I didnt think it was released yet?! http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8539 I'm finding a different problem. With 1.19 installed, it seems 1.17 doesn't work for me any more. It starts sending, the printer beeps to say it has the download, and the sendin...
by m_bergman
Wed May 29, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Up! 1.19 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5154

Re: Up! 1.19 ?

When I bought my new machine the download I was directed to at http://3dprintingsystems.com/support/software/ offered me 1.19. Doesn't say beta on the filename.
Maybe you should try your luck.