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by dakenskys
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Help to update
Replies: 7
Views: 7412

Re: Help to update

I wound up cutting down my spacers and was able to set the height within the parameters.
Thanks for the tip anyway.
It's working well with my platform and the latest version.
by dakenskys
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Help to update
Replies: 7
Views: 7412

Re: Help to update

Yes, I had made a custom platform with its own heaters and temp control. So I replaced the standard platform with a 1/4" aluminum plate that I added 4 heaters. On top of that I have a high temp piece of glass with an etched surface. The system works like a charm with very even heat and after making ...
by dakenskys
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Help to update
Replies: 7
Views: 7412

Re: Help to update

Ok, so the update went just fine. BUT !!! I can't print.

I set my platform height just as I have always done before and it is at 118.0

But when I go to print preview, it is prompting me to set a number between 125 and 145.

How can I resolve this?

Please help someone.
by dakenskys
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Help to update
Replies: 7
Views: 7412

Re: Help to update

Thanks mb20music.

So I'm guessing that I should install while connected to my UP and it will automatically update the ROM?

Or do I install the software first, then there is another step involved to update the ROM.

Thanks
by dakenskys
Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Help to update
Replies: 7
Views: 7412

Help to update

Hi All - I've had my plus for many years now and never really updated it because it worked just fine and I didn't want to screw it up! I have v1.12 running now but just changed my computer to a 64 bit machine and this old UP software won't install. I've noticed a new 2.12 update that will also updat...
by dakenskys
Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Printer just stops at the raft stage
Replies: 2
Views: 3402

Re: Printer just stops at the raft stage

No, didn't know about that function, but I think I found the problem with not
the correct temp of the platform. I replaced the heater with a spare I had and
now it's working again.
Thanks
by dakenskys
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Printer just stops at the raft stage
Replies: 2
Views: 3402

Printer just stops at the raft stage

I've had my Up for a few years now and still on version 1.2 as I'm reluctant to change anything as it always worked just fine. I also have taken apart the nozzle assembly and had to clean all tubes and the nozzle, so I am familiar with this problem. What I am experiencing now is the the platform jus...
by dakenskys
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound
Replies: 12
Views: 14318

Re: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound

Perhaps this is clearer to my previous post.

The only area that I would ream larger, would be about 95% of the upper part of the tube,
and the smaller, original ID would only remain where it is inside of the nozzle, and getting
the maximum heat for melt.
What do you think?
by dakenskys
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound
Replies: 12
Views: 14318

Re: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound

Actually, looking at my machine again, see the attached drawing...
I wouldn't be changing the outer diameter of the tube as that would still fit snug against the ID
of the nozzle.
I would just buy a small reamer to enlarge the ID of the Tube only.
by dakenskys
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound
Replies: 12
Views: 14318

Re: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound

Hi Drew, I can understand that, as my day job is engineering for a toy company, and I'm involved in plastics and molding every day. I was thinking of machining my own part to experiment with, and perhaps enlarging the tube only until the end before the nozzle where the opening would taper to a close...
by dakenskys
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound
Replies: 12
Views: 14318

Re: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound

Hi Drew, Thanks for the explanation about the varying size of the filament. So, if the tube above the nozzle is purely for holding the plastic before it gets to the nozzle to be melted, why not ream out the tube to be slightly oversize to handle all these differences? It would seem to me that making...
by dakenskys
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound
Replies: 12
Views: 14318

Re: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound

Ok, so I cleaned the nozzle and tube once again, but I changed to a different reel of filament, and it looks like it's working again. On a whim, I measured my pp3dp blue filament, and it varied from 1.67mm to as much as 1.83mm and I'm wondering if this had something to do with the material not extru...
by dakenskys
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound
Replies: 12
Views: 14318

Re: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound

I did the acetone and propane torch method. I always keep a spare nozzle in acetone anyway. I even pushed the back end of a drill bit (.073") through the tube several times to make sure it is nice and clean. I just removed the whole nozzle assembly again and rain the extrude function just to check t...
by dakenskys
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound
Replies: 12
Views: 14318

Extrusion head stops and makes a clicking sound

Hi All - I was printing a part and soon after the raft was started the head stopped extruding plastic and kept making a clicking sound. I though it was dirty, so I removed the nozzle and the tube assembly and cleaned them very well, but the problem still exists. It started to print the raft, but whe...
by dakenskys
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Raft Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 5906

Re: Raft Problems

Ok, I've cleaned the nozzle before, but how do I clean the silver column?
by dakenskys
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Raft Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 5906

Re: Raft Problems

The nozzle does have some black scale on the outside, but I do swap out nozzles every once in a while, maybe about every 40-50 hours of printing. I keep some spare nozzles in a jar of acetone, so they are pretty clean. My prints do come out fairly good though. I thought it might be an alignment prob...
by dakenskys
Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Raft Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 5906

Raft Problems

Hi All - Recently on my 2 year old original UP! I'm getting a weird raft build as seen in the attached photo (sorry for some blur). It seems that the forward/backward motion is not working consistently as to laying down lines. Every other row seems to be "balling" up for lack of a better term, and g...
by dakenskys
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA temperatures
Replies: 15
Views: 12065

Re: PLA temperatures

Thanks for the info. I found a zip folder of parts on the Up! Site.
by dakenskys
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA temperatures
Replies: 15
Views: 12065

Re: PLA temperatures

PS. Where can I find the wind barrier?

Also, can you explain a bit more about the vapor smoothing? Does the model actually sit immersed in the acetone,
or is the acetone in a separate part of the jar, and doesn't touch the model?

Thanks
Ken
by dakenskys
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA temperatures
Replies: 15
Views: 12065

Re: PLA temperatures

At one time I considered upgrading the software, but read some stories about how you had to do the firmware in steps first, and sounded like a complex thing to do. The last thing I wanted is to try to upgrade and have problems, as I use my machine for work constantly, and really can't afford to scre...