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by Fairly
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: USA - New York
Topic: Anyone in the NewYork Area
Replies: 21
Views: 28736

Re: Anyone in the NewYork Area

Love?!

This is obsession at its finest! :D
by Fairly
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: USA - New York
Topic: Anyone in the NewYork Area
Replies: 21
Views: 28736

Re: Anyone in the NewYork Area

I use solidworks pretty much exclusively now, for CAM is use HSMworks.

I'm working on all sorts of things, but my main project will stay under wraps until I gather the will and time to write up a patent application.
by Fairly
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [FEATURE REQUEST] "Refresh" Button
Replies: 0
Views: 2929

[FEATURE REQUEST] "Refresh" Button

Workflow now: 1. Design in Solidworks 2. Export as STL 3. Load into Up! Software 4. Orient via X & Y rotations 5. Press "place" 6. Print Model 7. Make modifications in Solidworks 8. Export as STL, with the same filename as before. 9. Unload STL from Step 3 from Up! Software 10. Load the STL into Up!...
by Fairly
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: USA - New York
Topic: Anyone in the NewYork Area
Replies: 21
Views: 28736

Re: Anyone in the NewYork Area

I'm in BK and work in the city, have an Up! Plus and a CNC Mill thats been taking up all my time recently.
by Fairly
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Positioning 3d files for printing
Replies: 5
Views: 5138

Re: Positioning 3d files for printing

Reducing the difficulty of removing supports is usually the last priority when it comes to these things, but in this case you get both birds with one stone. By "standing" your cylinders up, you'll reduce the amount of support material needed , bringing time and materials cost down significantly. Als...
by Fairly
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: wall smoothness question
Replies: 11
Views: 10685

Re: wall smoothness question

Hahaha, yes! Few things are more annoying than having filament spring off the spool.
by Fairly
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 130907

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

Hi All, After corresponding with Drew I realized I can't offer his designs at a price where it would be worth the effort of a public offering. The reason I'd held off from purchasing his parts initially was the high price, and after machining + royalties to Drew, it just didn't add up. Sorry Drew! B...
by Fairly
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Positioning 3d files for printing
Replies: 5
Views: 5138

Re: Positioning 3d files for printing

:) You basically need to imagine the limitations of the physical medium involved. In the case of our printers, material strength and resolution is best on the XY plane, while weakest on the Z. For example: I usually align any cylinders "flat" on the table, with their axis' collinear with the Z (unle...
by Fairly
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: wall smoothness question
Replies: 11
Views: 10685

Re: wall smoothness question

By all means yes. If you don't have a bearing setup or a stepper feeder, then you will notice your layers skew ever so slightly every time the extruder head has to move+pull the filament to rotate the spool. This is separate from the reverberating vibrations caused from having the spool attached to ...
by Fairly
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: wall smoothness question
Replies: 11
Views: 10685

Re: wall smoothness question

I've noticed huge improvements by removing the filament spool from the body of the printer and mounting it elsewhere. All that unbalanced, sprung weight *definitely* adds to print jitter. The reason you see more shakiness in the taper is because the print head is moving back and forth at a higher fr...
by Fairly
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 130907

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

Guys, I can CNC these exact same parts out of 6061 T6 for way less than that.

How many people on here would be interested in an extruder mount (arm+body) ?

I'm camming up the Gcode for my own set now, depending on how many people are interested I could go as low as $100 bucks+shipping.
by Fairly
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Printing Competition for $$Cash
Replies: 2
Views: 2842

Re: Printing Competition for $$Cash

? I'm almost sure this isn't the best forum to meet your needs. I sincerely doubt anyone here would have interest in spending the time to design & print a model on the off-chance that they may "win" or that you won't disappear after wasting everyone's time. That being said: Add a zero to that number...
by Fairly
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Visit to Afinia
Replies: 5
Views: 7323

Re: My Visit to Afinia

So, if the freebies weren't it, how much *did* your endorsement cost?
by Fairly
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Filament Of The Month Club
Replies: 1
Views: 3323

Re: Filament Of The Month Club

I'm into it, though you'd have to factor in the performance of different ABS.

IE: I'm sitting on two spools of Octave filament that are currently unusable with my unmodified Up!.
by Fairly
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Up! mini - perfboard
Replies: 7
Views: 8867

Re: Up! mini - perfboard

I used to have sporadic lift-off issues until I started wiping my perfboard with abs glue every few prints. Dissolve some abs into acetone, then apply a thin layer to your perfboard. Let it dry for a few seconds and try a print. Your perfboard should like as always, except for a clear shine from the...
by Fairly
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: 150 microns
Replies: 18
Views: 13912

Re: 150 microns

Yeah,

Great, great move on behalf of the Up folks. I went to bed smiling last night, thinking about Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!
by Fairly
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Octave Now Selling Official Up! Filament
Replies: 36
Views: 29105

Re: Octave Now Selling Official Up! Filament

I just went from using pure UP! White to some Octave Fluorescent Yellow last night and it did not go well at all. http://www.octave.com/p1173433104/Octave-Fluorescent-Yellow-ABS-Filament-1.75mm-1kg-(2.2lbs)-Spool/product_info.html It seems that about halfway through the print the machine just stops ...
by Fairly
Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Nozzle too cold..
Replies: 12
Views: 14452

Re: Nozzle too cold..

Whoa, where did the v10 duct come from? Last I heard we were on v8!

I want!

Also, what's the scoop on v1.17?
by Fairly
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 130907

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

Awesome, that price is more up my alley!

Share the .stl and let us know how it goes please!
by Fairly
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MEK or Acetone
Replies: 7
Views: 7034

Re: MEK or Acetone

I can't even get MEK here in NY, they have "MEK Substitute" which is ethyl acetate+vinegar. Doesn't do the trick.
Good thing I got the small bottle.