Search found 42 matches

by goopyplastic
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Type of connector used on extruder fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 4901

Re: Type of connector used on extruder fan?

Is it possible that the Afinia has a different connector for fan? I would think they would be the same, here you can see the connector:

http://imgur.com/a/uys53

Definitely smaller than the XH connector next to it.
by goopyplastic
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Type of connector used on extruder fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 4901

Re: Type of connector used on extruder fan?

I believe XH is for the heater / thermocouple and the fan connector is smaller.
by goopyplastic
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Type of connector used on extruder fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 4901

Type of connector used on extruder fan?

Anyone know what type of connector is used on the extruder fan?

Thanks!
by goopyplastic
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: platform heater repair
Replies: 24
Views: 20862

Re: platform heater repair

@tappedout I think this pcb breakout is a new thing in general, older versions of the printer just use longer wires.
by goopyplastic
Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zim Does the Make Torture Test
Replies: 15
Views: 13157

Re: Zim Does the Make Torture Test

The problem with the Make test, at least for the magazine the test is with the default printing parameters supplied with each printer. For a lot of the reprap printers this means no optimization, troubleshooting, tweaking were done. Many of the printers in the shootout with soso print quality on the...
by goopyplastic
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Selling my Afinia H-Series + extras
Replies: 4
Views: 6012

Selling my Afinia H-Series + extras

I knew this day would come and it is a little sad, but I am looking to sell my Afinia H-Series printer as I get more and more into reprap. You might have seen my videos on youtube ( maxamillionschnell ) over the past 6 months or so. The printer is in great condition and ready to serve someone else w...
by goopyplastic
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: MakerGear M2
Replies: 13
Views: 15138

Re: MakerGear M2

Well don't get me wrong, the Afinia/UP! I think target a different demographic than the reprap driven printers do. I see the UP! as more competing for those looking to prototype objects of their own design and have no interest in how the machine works or tweaking it for different scenarios. This is ...
by goopyplastic
Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: MakerGear M2
Replies: 13
Views: 15138

Re: MakerGear M2

I am getting an M2 also and currently have an Afinia. My reasons are pretty much: 1 - Bigger build volume 2 - More printing versatility, low layer heights, temperature etc. 3 - Actual pla support, pla on the afinia is kind of half baked imho 4 - Being able to print without support material, lots of ...
by goopyplastic
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up Plus Review in Make's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing
Replies: 22
Views: 23965

Re: Up Plus Review in Make's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing

Apparently the nostil isn't actualy in the model, its just the up! tends to skip printing thin walls ... hence the hole. I believe the distance between the nostril holes is .64mm so the up! just made it a hole :D
by goopyplastic
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Replicator2
Replies: 41
Views: 40865

Re: Replicator2

I would be interested in seeing the support material generation and removal also, they tout it as a feature but I haven't seen much about it...
by goopyplastic
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Extruder gear miss alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 7163

Re: Extruder gear miss alignment

I purchased a replacement extruder stepper and it came just like your picture, maybe even worse. I didn't attempt to try and use it but instead let Afinia know and they cross-shipped me a new one that did not have this issue (was almost perfectly level).

Image
by goopyplastic
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: No wonder I get warping...
Replies: 13
Views: 11840

Re: No wonder I get warping...

One thing I have noticed also is on the up! sometimes the screws that attached the aluminum bed to the heater block are long enough that they protrude slightly raising the center of the perfboard up. I simply use a 3mm washer from the parts bag to back them out a little. I also use 3mm bolts to hold...
by goopyplastic
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feed Stepper Stuttering - clunk-clunk-clunk
Replies: 3
Views: 4350

Re: Feed Stepper Stuttering - clunk-clunk-clunk

I would agree, I keep an extra nozzle for troubleshooting or if one needs to soak. I find that using the tweezer end to clear the nozzle will actually cause the nozzle hole to widen, this doesn't seem to change printing much so you could widen the nozzle diameter via this method in a pinch. I have s...
by goopyplastic
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: pla printing with Up!
Replies: 7
Views: 7780

Re: pla printing with Up!

Hrmm I would think the stutter / jamming would be from too little heat. When I tried PLA on the up! I had some stringing (not terrible though), thinking it might have been too high of a temp I tried dropping it down with resistors however when I dropped it down any appreciable amount I would get stu...
by goopyplastic
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Afinia / UP!3D Video Review
Replies: 6
Views: 5978

My Afinia / UP!3D Video Review

This will probably come off as pretty basic info for a lot of you but it irks me when there isn't a good video overview of the printers I am interested in. To hopefully help others out there get accustomed with the Afinia / UP!3D I made a short 4 part video review. I will also be posting clips regar...
by goopyplastic
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: PLA vs. ABS and up! settings general questions
Replies: 2
Views: 3319

PLA vs. ABS and up! settings general questions

I have yet to print with PLA, but have some questions. From what I understand if you print with PLA you simply select a new spool and PLA as the material type. This will lower the extruding temperature to 200c It looks like the heatbed will still try to get to 100c, isn't this way above the 60c targ...
by goopyplastic
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open consumables for UP! mini
Replies: 4
Views: 5225

Re: Open consumables for UP! mini

The original up! is more like 257 - 260c which while hotter than normal for 3rd party abs will still work fine. You will end up with greater layer bonding which is good for part strength but makes support material harder to remove. The up! mini should be pretty much the same as far as electronics so...
by goopyplastic
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: How much do you actually use your up! Printer
Replies: 23
Views: 16438

Re: How much do you actually use your up! Printer

By far the most dangerous part of my 3d printing experience is using the scraper to remove the item from the perfboard ... many gashes later I am a little more cautious ... a little. If you want something to print around youngsters you might consider a PLA printer, no heated bed, less fumes, lower n...
by goopyplastic
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Third Party 3D Printing in Metal
Replies: 1
Views: 4625

Re: Third Party 3D Printing in Metal

This seems to be pretty much the same process as Shapeways, and the issue is the minimum wall thickness of 3mm, in the filament channel guide on Drew's feeder mechanism it has a thickness of about 1.1mm. I expect that during the prints green state the mechanism would very likely split along the fila...
by goopyplastic
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Replicator2
Replies: 41
Views: 40865

Re: Replicator2

If I wanted to go through the hassle of open source software chains etc.. I would probably look at the Makergear M2 8x10x8 build area, great support and quality machine... that is if you can stomach pronterface/slic3r ... shoddy support structures etc. which I would rather not.