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by pleppik
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: Nozzle temp reading 398, bed temp 127!
Replies: 5
Views: 4250

Re: Nozzle temp reading 398, bed temp 127!

This sounds like an open circuit in the temperature probe. It's unusual that both would be broken at once, so maybe some wires got unplugged or the circuit that reads the values is hosed.

But the first thing I'd check is make sure no cables are broken and everything is properly plugged in.
by pleppik
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I buy the Up Box+ or Afinia H800+ in North America, who will provide the support?
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

Re: If I buy the Up Box+ or Afinia H800+ in North America, who will provide the support?

The Afinia H800 is supported by Afinia, which is based in Minnesota. They even have a "will call" desk so if you live nearby (as I do) you can pick up spare parts same day. The parts are interchangable with the Up version--or at least, I've never had a problem using them on my Up. But if you want to...
by pleppik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Multicolor prints using the Palette+
Replies: 2
Views: 2647

Re: Multicolor prints using the Palette+

I expect it will work about the same. The gcode support for the printers is very comparable.

But I would strongly recommend getting comfortable with using your Up Box with a third party slicer and gcode first, before you attempt using the Palette.
by pleppik
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Multicolor prints using the Palette+
Replies: 2
Views: 2647

Multicolor prints using the Palette+

The Palette+ is a filament splicer for making multicolor prints (up to four colors) with a single extruder. I bought one recently for use with a different printer, and the makers of the Palette+ are adding support for TierTime printers with the next software release, due out next week. IMG_1251 (1)....
by pleppik
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can Up Box+ print nice looking transparent objects?
Replies: 3
Views: 2353

Re: Can Up Box+ print nice looking transparent objects?

Truly transparent is impossible with any FDM printer. The technology is not capable of creating an optically flat surface.

The best you can do is a frosted appearance.
by pleppik
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [BUGLIKE FEATURE REPORT] Unconventional gcode causing problems with third party tools
Replies: 3
Views: 2663

Re: [BUGLIKE FEATURE REPORT] Unconventional gcode causing problems with third party tools

I found a solution to #2 at least. The TierTime gcode interpreter respects the M206 command (coordinate offset) so you can put Z=0 at the bed level by inserting the following into your start gcode: M206 Z-XXX.X ; nozzle offset so the bed is at 0 (where XXX.X is your bed height) This isn't optimal be...
by pleppik
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [BUGLIKE FEATURE REPORT] Unconventional gcode causing problems with third party tools
Replies: 3
Views: 2663

[BUGLIKE FEATURE REPORT] Unconventional gcode causing problems with third party tools

I've successfully gotten my printer to accept gcode from a third party slicer. It works, but there's some very unusual ways the TierTime gcode works as compared to how open source printers work, and these are causing some problems for me when trying to use some 3rd party tools. Specifically: 1. The ...
by pleppik
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: MY FIRST MODEL - WILL NOT PRINT
Replies: 2
Views: 4043

Re: MY FIRST MODEL - WILL NOT PRINT

Can you print other models OK?

My first guess would be that one of the axis steppers isn't working. You should rule that out before assuming it's the model.
by pleppik
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrong temperature reading
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Re: Wrong temperature reading

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that the part you bought was not an actual Afinia/Up hotend but a knockoff that probably uses the wrong temperature sensor and/or heating element. There's not much you can do about that other than replace it with the right part.
by pleppik
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Printing issues and how-to
Replies: 2
Views: 2909

Re: Printing issues and how-to

Stringy prints and hard-to-remove supports sounds like you're printing too hot. It seems like every printer has a few quirks, so you may need to print a little cooler than standard PLA settings for good results on your printer. In general, printing on plain glass is not going to adhere too well. You...
by pleppik
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing PETG
Replies: 4
Views: 4506

Re: Printing PETG

I've been printing a lot of PETG on my Up. When you can get it dialed in it's amazing material to print with, but it seems to be less forgiving than ABS or PLA. Finding the magic combination of temperature and cooling to give strong parts but easy-to-remove support and rafts is a challenge. This thr...
by pleppik
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: Lost confidence with the UP Box
Replies: 16
Views: 17003

Re: Lost confidence with the UP Box

My first reaction looking at those pictures is that this is a challenging object to print with an FDM printer. Those thin spiral fins are pushing the limits of what you can reasonably expect to be able to print, since if one of those bits gets a little out of place (for example, because of vibration...
by pleppik
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: BUG REPORT: Infill in UpStudio Mac 1.2.3
Replies: 3
Views: 3658

BUG REPORT: Infill in UpStudio Mac 1.2.3

The infill settings in UpStudio for Mac version 1.2.3 appear to have broken. All the infill settings except hollow and open-top give the same infill as the highest infill setting. This can be reproduced by loading a model and using "Preview" to see the calculated time and material for the model at d...
by pleppik
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: (REPAIRED) ERROR: NOOZLE TOO COOL
Replies: 13
Views: 10952

Re: ERROR: NOOZLE TOO COOL

I'm guessing that the NOZZLE TOO COOL error is likely a defective hot end, since the problem started after you replaced the extruder.

Nozzle Too Cool is mostly likely to be caused by loose or broken wires to the hot end heater.
by pleppik
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: Lost confidence with the UP Box
Replies: 16
Views: 17003

Re: Lost confidence with the UP Box

John:

You're obviously very frustrated. Maybe the collective wisdom of this group can help.

Can you give details about the problems your seeing? In many ways hobby-level 3D printing is still as much an art as a science, so it helps to know as much as possible about what's going wrong.
by pleppik
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST - Pause at Height in UPStudio
Replies: 2
Views: 3533

FEATURE REQUEST - Pause at Height in UPStudio

I'm slowly switching from Up to UPStudio, and definitely appreciating the active development and addition of temperature control in UPStudio. But we still don't have the ability to pause the print at a specified height. That's the one feature keeping me using the older Up software. I have some proje...
by pleppik
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: Printing PETG
Replies: 4
Views: 7754

Re: Printing PETG

I have been successfully printing PETG on my Up Plus with some very large prints, using cheap PETG filament I picked up at my local Microcenter. However, I had to slightly modify my hot end to make it work without jamming after 20-60 minutes of printing. Here are the steps I followed: 1) I disassemb...
by pleppik
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Any experience with PET, PETG, HIPS, etc.?
Replies: 8
Views: 9181

Any experience with PET, PETG, HIPS, etc.?

I'm seeing more and more different plastics being sold for 3D printing. It's not just ABS and PLA anymore.

Has anyone tried printing with HIPS, PET, or PETG on an Up? I have an Up Plus 2 with a temp mod, and may give it a try.
by pleppik
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: partial print then air print issue
Replies: 19
Views: 19625

Re: partial print then air print issue

So I thought manually calibrating my nozzle had fixed the issues I was having. I got one good print out of my UP Box since I calibrated it. Now I'm back to getting partial prints then air print for the rest. The nozzle, extruder and gear are all perfectly clean when I begin the print. The nozzle be...
by pleppik
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: partial print then air print issue
Replies: 19
Views: 19625

Re: partial print then air print issue

Did you clean out the nozzle with acetone after the clogs? If not, soak it in acetone overnight and use a very thin tool (like a sewing needle) to clean as much stuff out of the nozzle as you can. The next thing I would check is whether the filament can get pulled into the feeder with minimal fricti...