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by Fred
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: WORKING: SOFTWARE TEMP MOD - ADJUSTABLE LAYER HEIGHTS !
Replies: 142
Views: 146471

Re: WORKING: SOFTWARE TEMP MOD - ADJUSTABLE LAYER HEIGHTS !

Great work. I'm still using original filament so no urgent need for it, but I've noted the URL just in case this post disappears. I hope Tiertime are forward thinking enough to ignore this and just not support anyone who's using this, rather than changing their code to stop it.
by Fred
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Is this the write power supply for UP! 3D printer?
Replies: 2
Views: 5452

Re: Is this the write power supply for UP! 3D printer?

My Up uses what seems to be a HP laptop power supply. It should be easy enough to get a replacement. Some info from the label:

HP Model Series HSTNN LA03
PA-1181-02

HP part no. 397648-001
Replace with HP spare part no. 397804-001

19V
9.5A
280W
by Fred
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3d2print filament
Replies: 4
Views: 4903

Re: 3d2print filament

Interesting... will order a test spool then... 3d2print filament may be fine but it might be worth pointing out that GeoM528 seems to mention them a lot and had a link to their website in his signature until I asked about it yesterday. I would hazard a guess that it's his company. I'm not suggestin...
by Fred
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: UK Manufactured PLA + Laywoo-d3/Laybrick
Replies: 4
Views: 7300

Re: UK Manufactured PLA + Laywoo-d3/Laybrick

Thanks, GeoM528. Does this print OK on an unmodified Up Plus (ie. at the standard ABS print temperature)? I notice the link in your signature and some of your other posts, so I assume you're associated with 3D2print.
by Fred
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [FEATURE REQUEST] Temperature control
Replies: 14
Views: 13094

Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] Temperature control

Of course it would be reasonably easy to add this feature. The fact that they haven't indicates to me that Afinia have decided they don't want to. I assume they have done the calculations and decided that the ongoing income from keeping (most) users on their filament is more than the one-off income ...
by Fred
Thu May 29, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: brass extruder nozzles stupidity or business
Replies: 19
Views: 21258

Re: brass extruder nozzles stupidity or business

Would Liquid Tin (used for tin plating home etched PCBs) work on a brass nozzle? And would it be worthwhile. The typical plating on a pCB is only a few microns so maybe wouldn't last long anyway.
by Fred
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CAD/3D software do people use?
Replies: 37
Views: 40659

Re: What CAD/3D software do people use?

So it did. I did check, but obviously didn't do a very good job of it. :oops: Maybe I should have searched rather than just reading! The Up is just about big enough for Fisher Price records. The records looked OK but I didn't quite manage to make one that played well. I won the Up on Instructables b...
by Fred
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CAD/3D software do people use?
Replies: 37
Views: 40659

Re: What CAD/3D software do people use?

I can't believe nobody mentioned OpenSCAD. (If they did, I missed it.) It's a totally different animal from the rest as it's scripted. Definitely one to use as a complimentary tool rather than a replacement. If you want to programmatically create an object or have something that's easily adjustable ...
by Fred
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CAD/3D software do people use?
Replies: 37
Views: 40659

Re: What CAD/3D software do people use?

Your link to Design Spark Mechanical on the gliffy is broken.
by Fred
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making $$$
Replies: 14
Views: 11846

Re: Making $$$

There's a real gap when it comes to making a couple of hundred of something. 3D printing or CNC milling is sensible when it's just a few items. For tens of thousands, injection moulding in China is the way. The rather large middle ground is a real problem. I recently did a little project making cust...
by Fred
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: NEW SLA Printers coming to market
Replies: 1
Views: 4181

Re: NEW SLA Printers coming to market

I'd recommend doing a search to find out what sort of reputation FSL have for their lasers (now a commercial product) before dealing with them.
by Fred
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP! 3D printer driver now available on Windows 8.1
Replies: 7
Views: 7233

Re: UP! 3D printer driver now available on Windows 8.1

That's great news, but has anyone actually got a link to it? Or will Windows 8.1 detect and download automatically? I'm not at home so can't check right now.
by Fred
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: 8.1 Upgrade Printer is Disconnected
Replies: 2
Views: 4451

Re: 8.1 Upgrade Printer is Disconnected

The problem is likely to be the unsigned driver, which is deliberately harder to install in Windows 8. Try googling "windows 8 install unsigned driver" and you'll get some guides as to how to do it.
by Fred
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: UK Manufactured PLA + Laywoo-d3/Laybrick
Replies: 4
Views: 7300

Re: UK Manufactured PLA + Laywoo-d3/Laybrick

Nice to see a UK supplier for these - even though I don't need any at the moment. Are you planning to stock any of the rubber-like filaments?
by Fred
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Polycarbonate print platform
Replies: 32
Views: 68713

Re: Polycarbonate print platform

Well, I switched back to perfboard and adjusted the nozzle height so that the raft was well mashed into it. All was well. I suspect the problem may be the larger thermal expansion of the black ABS. I seperated the model from the raft. The perfboard removed from the Up and left to cool, and the shrin...
by Fred
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Polycarbonate print platform
Replies: 32
Views: 68713

Re: Polycarbonate print platform

I haven't used my Up much recently but yesterday tried to print a medium sized model using the official black filament. It adhered so badly to the polycarbonate that it would peel off by the time the raft was finished - tried 3 times. Even a dab of superglue in the corners didn't seem to help! Not s...
by Fred
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Windows 8.1
Replies: 14
Views: 15302

Windows 8.1

So, what's the deal with Windows 8.1 then? There's supposed to be build-in support for the 3D printing (including the Up) in the OS but I can't see anything. The Up software v2.0 won't even install.
by Fred
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [Bug?] in 1.19
Replies: 29
Views: 22248

Re: [Bug?] in 1.19

I've sometimes had the rapid flashing and getting stuck sending data to the printer on 1.18. Not tried 1.19 yet.
by Fred
Fri May 17, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Up Plus 2 is Coming...
Replies: 66
Views: 46924

Re: New Up Plus 2 is Coming...

I'd go with the current Up Plus. You should be able to get a good deal if a replacement model is on its way. Sorry, what do you mean by getting a "good deal if a replacement model is on its way"? I returned the printer due to some issues. I can get the same model or wait for the Up Plus 2. Not sure...
by Fred
Thu May 16, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Up Plus 2 is Coming...
Replies: 66
Views: 46924

Re: New Up Plus 2 is Coming...

I'd go with the current Up Plus. You should be able to get a good deal if a replacement model is on its way.