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by macnacfeegle
Wed May 16, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: UP displays mega model if any dimension too small to print
Replies: 6
Views: 7504

Re: UP displays mega model if any dimension too small to pri

Solved!!!! Import model - it blows up in size due to 'a dimension too small to print'. Click on 'Scale' From dropdown menu choose the rather curious 0.03907(->Inch) Click on 'Scale' and the model dutifully scales down to the size it is supposed to be! Loading a large model and then the model with th...
by macnacfeegle
Tue May 08, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: How does one print thin walls between 0.5 and 0.6mm?
Replies: 0
Views: 5380

How does one print thin walls between 0.5 and 0.6mm?

Right, chaps, Before I drop an email to our esteemed manufacturers of the UP! Plus, I thought I’d ask here. I have seen a reference in one posting on this forum that the thinnest section (e.g. wall) that can be printed is 0.8mm. I have managed to achieve walls of this thickness. In another posting o...
by macnacfeegle
Tue May 08, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: UP displays mega model if any dimension too small to print
Replies: 6
Views: 7504

Re: UP displays mega model if any dimension too small to pri

Thanks, Peter, I didn't bother working out by how much the UP software scaled the entire model if a dimension (any dimension?) falls below a certain threshold - this threshold appears to be 0.8mm. I shall try a thin wall at 0.7mm, just to see if it is 0.8mm. A factor of 25.4, hmmmm. That's the numbe...
by macnacfeegle
Mon May 07, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: UP displays mega model if any dimension too small to print
Replies: 6
Views: 7504

UP displays mega model if any dimension too small to print

Good afternoon, chaps. I've been puzzling over this for a bit. Then I had a bit of a Eureka moment. Am I right in assuming that if a part in a model is too small to print the UP software will try to alert you to this by greatly expanding the size of the model in the display area? As an example. Toda...
by macnacfeegle
Thu May 03, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3-D printing jobs: where to look and resources
Replies: 0
Views: 2915

3-D printing jobs: where to look and resources

Wotcha, chaps, As I finally begin to have consistent success with the UP! plus and AutoDesk123D, my mind wanders along the route getting out of my boring desk job and into a nice 'exciting' 3-D printing job with a company :-) I've seen a 'Jobs' tab on the 3DERS.org website. But nowt else. Possibly d...
by macnacfeegle
Tue May 01, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: First proper Sketchup woes
Replies: 6
Views: 6753

Re: First proper Sketchup woes

OK Chaps. quick update on this thread and why I haven't replied.... I have abandoned SketchUp. I gave it my best shot, but the beastie and I just didn't get on. I managed a couple of reasonable models, but only by fighting continuously with the application. The production of STL files was just too f...
by macnacfeegle
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: First proper Sketchup woes
Replies: 6
Views: 6753

Re: First proper Sketchup woes

Right chaps, Success and partial success. I used a plugin to test for water-tightness. Whooops, original, despite my best efforts, had a hole or two in it. Re-did the model, got rid of most, but not all of the reported errors (long story), and reprinted. And the things printed! See photo success_1.j...
by macnacfeegle
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: First proper Sketchup woes
Replies: 6
Views: 6753

First proper Sketchup woes

Hello, chaps, Finally managed to get the time to post this. I've uploaded some images and files on to this fancy skydrive thingy provided with my hotmail (or is it msn) account. https://skydrive.live.com/?qt=shared&cid=911b647e8ca2cada#cid=911B647E8CA2CADA&id=911B647E8CA2CADA!123 Anyway, one is the ...
by macnacfeegle
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Sketchup & UP! Collection of optimization plugins and advice
Replies: 12
Views: 19576

Re: Sketchup & UP! Collection of optimization plugins and ad

Thanks for the replices, lads. Would have responded earlier, but I trashed my PC when I installed an extra USB card. Spent all day nursing the stupid system back to health; still some issues outstanding - like the Brother laser printer staying offline, and the HUE HD webcam not being recognised - my...
by macnacfeegle
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Sketchup & UP! Collection of optimization plugins and advice
Replies: 12
Views: 19576

Re: Sketchup & UP! Collection of optimization plugins and ad

Right chaps, I've spent all day playing with Sketchup 8. Some operations it makes very easy, others it makes a right difficult pain in the dark and private place. Also, it seems that unless the model is very simple then it is almost impossible to print. Trying to get a decent stl file out of SU with...
by macnacfeegle
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Removing the pre-print snot trail
Replies: 5
Views: 6965

Removing the pre-print snot trail

OK chaps, Sorry about the graphic description but....apologises if this has already been asked but.... Just before printing commences the print head prints a small, long loop of plastic that kinda looks like a snot trail. Is there a way of stopping this? Apart from having to clean this stuff off aft...
by macnacfeegle
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Models
Topic: A few samples of parts I've made recently
Replies: 2
Views: 5647

Re: A few samples of parts I've made recently

Hello Allen,

Extraordinary prints. Did the parts come out as smooth as shown in the photos or did you do pre-painting preparation e.g. smoothing with wet'n'dry and/or thick primer.
by macnacfeegle
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spares for UP! PLUS when replaced by new model
Replies: 4
Views: 4364

Re: Spares for UP! PLUS when replaced by new model

OK, chaps, I've done the dirty deed and ordered an UP! PLUS - Blue; Cos my young daughter and I like blue. Handle order number 564 gently. Then it's up to the carrier. Hopefully all the paper working is sorted on the package for HMRC, there being only the dread duty and VAT to pay via the carrier. C...
by macnacfeegle
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Printing hollow disc with clear PLA
Replies: 5
Views: 6030

Re: Printing hollow disc with clear PLA

Many thanks for posting the images, Madox. I'm slightly concerned that the parts aren't as clear as I thought they would be. More translucent. The parts also look quite stepped. I wonder if polycarbonate would be clearer? I've seen postings about printing with this material. Fall back plan is not to...
by macnacfeegle
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spares for UP! PLUS when replaced by new model
Replies: 4
Views: 4364

Re: Spares for UP! PLUS when replaced by new model

Buying two is not currently an option as funds are scarce. All the usual factors e.g. cost of start up business, mortgage, school fees, car repayments, UK banks not landing to small businesses (even though they've been told to by the government; they just award themselves huge bonuses and pay rises,...
by macnacfeegle
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spares for UP! PLUS when replaced by new model
Replies: 4
Views: 4364

Spares for UP! PLUS when replaced by new model

Hello, chaps. Reading entries in this forum, and regarding the current price reductions, one cannot help but reach the conclusion that a new model of the UP! printer is due for imminent release. The question I have is what happens about spares for the current model? Purchasing an UP! Plus printer is...
by macnacfeegle
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie confused by price/models on pp2dp website
Replies: 2
Views: 3562

Newbie confused by price/models on pp2dp website

I am fairly close to making a purchase, but am now confused about pricing and models. On the pp3dp home page, the main banner proclaims the Personal Portable 3D printer for USD $1499. Look a little further down, and the price is listed as $2690. When I went into the Online shop, yesterday, the price...
by macnacfeegle
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Printing hollow disc with clear PLA
Replies: 5
Views: 6030

Printing hollow disc with clear PLA

Hello, Has anyone had success printing hollow discs with clear PLA? Diameter of disc 3cm to 6cm. Max thickness at centre 3mm to 6mm, taper down to 2mm at edge. Wall thickness 1mm to 2mm Worried about distortion, melting, and discolouring. Also, would like to print more than one part at a time - say ...