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by odiegel
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Heated Build Chambers
Replies: 24
Views: 36680

Re: Heated Build Chambers

The largest panel is currently 320 x 330. Will see if I can reduce it down to 300 wide. Will just depend ont he total disatnce I need front to back for paltform movement. Will measure it on my printer on Monday.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Heated Build Chambers
Replies: 24
Views: 36680

Re: Heated Build Chambers

Hi All, Here's one I've been working on that incorporates the reel holder on top in an orientation that better suits the movement of the print head. I'll just need to go to the hardware store to source a suitable set of small hinges and a magnetic latch then she'll be ready to go. Just laser cut out...
by odiegel
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 137213

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

I did them in PA220 (so basically nylon 12). On Shapeways, I gues this would be strong white flexible (though for small components like that, flexibility is not a problem. The ones I printed werent a direct copy of Drew's design but had a few other minor mods as well (but havent had time to test tho...
by odiegel
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 137213

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

Hi Julia,
I've made a couple of them (using laser sintered parts) and used old drill bits as the dowel pins. Just use a drill bit of the appropriate size and cut a bit of the right length and file down the end where you cut it... :-)
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quality problem
Replies: 22
Views: 20980

Re: Quality problem

Just be careful how you interpret their specifications. Their resolution is, in fact, not 10 microns. That is the z-resolution their motors can achieve (like almost any other half-decent mouter controlled motor system), not the layer thickness, which is the real 3d printer resolution. This is stated...
by odiegel
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Offering CAD modelling service for your 3D printing
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

Re: Offering CAD modelling service for your 3D printing

Nice dragon XRay,
In theory, the red dragon shown in the Up software would tell you that its normals are the wrong way around, so you may want to use the 'fix' option, opr flip them aroundnin some other software if that doesnt work.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Painting models
Replies: 11
Views: 12147

Re: Painting models

Hi Kibutal, I use standard automotive paint spray cans. If you go to your local car parts store, you can buy it in a wide range fo colours (including a huge range of metalic colours). Note that this is lacquer based paint, rather than enamel (which I find is not so good for really good finishing). S...
by odiegel
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Question for people of www.3dprintingsystems.com
Replies: 4
Views: 6952

Re: Question for people of www.3dprintingsystems.com

Yep. I would say almost certainly sanded and painted. An excellent finish is actually relatively 'easy' to achieve, but takes a lot of elbow grease and time. It usually takes me longer to 'finish' a part than the entire design and printing process. typically at least 2 days, including the time to wa...
by odiegel
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thermoelectric Peltier cooling for PLA ?
Replies: 8
Views: 10278

Re: Thermoelectric Peltier cooling for PLA ?

Yep. Wilsonj's got it right in his initial comment. Peltiers need a huge amount of cooling from the fan to keep the hot side cool. Peltiers notmally have the cold side at around 70ish degrees colder than the hot side. That means that, if you want the cold side to be at around 10 degrees, keep you ne...
by odiegel
Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Dense Support"
Replies: 4
Views: 5647

Re: "Dense Support"

Hi Julia, Also, not sure if you are just running from the original Up manual, and may not be aware of the 'improved' manual that is floating around. It has a few extra pictures and an attempt at an explanation of some of the settings... You can download it from www.ciri.org.nz/downloads/UP!_User_Man...
by odiegel
Tue May 22, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek
Replies: 7
Views: 8624

Re: Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek

Nice review Madox!
Thaks for posting that. Was waiting to hear about the new model.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Tue May 22, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Models
Topic: 3D Printed guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 8818

Re: 3D Printed guitar

Hi Marcus, Not sure if it's my replies you were worried aboou but, rest easy, I have zero interest in google rankings. :-) Was just posting a nice example of what 3D printing can be used for, and though it's not directly Up related, I am an actuve Up user, and we now have 12 of them at the universit...
by odiegel
Mon May 21, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Models
Topic: 3D Printed guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 8818

Re: 3D Printed guitar

Hi Norwich,
Go for it! There are also a few videos floating around the net now showing how they sound.
Latest version has active pickups and sounds awesome!
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Out of printing range
Replies: 4
Views: 3786

Re: Out of printing range

Hi Guys, it's most likely because the nozzle height in your setup screen, or print screen (depending whcih software version you are using) is set ot 0 (or some other height that is not higher than the model. When you go to maintenance and set the nozzle height to what ti should be (follow the instru...
by odiegel
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Models
Topic: 3D Printed guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 8818

Re: 3D Printed guitar

But, Just to make it Up! relevant, I'll try printing a mini-guitar, with a 100mm body, on the Up printer next week and see if I can get the support material out from the inside.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Models
Topic: 3D Printed guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 8818

3D Printed guitar

Hi Guys, Hope you are all having a great Easter holiday! Nothing to do with the Up printer, but couldnt resist sharing my latest 3D printed guitar that I started assembling yesterday: http://www.odd.org.nz/atom.html It was done on a Selective Laser Sintering System, and dyed red. Just need ot finish...
by odiegel
Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!
Replies: 16
Views: 17302

Re: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!

The one I printed had no broken teeth at all. But, obviously, I was fairly careful in removing the support material. I do have the fan mounting mod, that blows air onto the print area, installed on my machine, whcih does meake the support material enormously easier to get off. Will post pictures of ...
by odiegel
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!
Replies: 16
Views: 17302

Re: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!

When I did one, I did it at 0.3mm resolution (I use this for most prints), normal speed, and it took about 4 hours to print.
Olaf
by odiegel
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!
Replies: 16
Views: 17302

Re: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!

Forgot to add... Ring on my site is finger sized. Just scale it up to around 100mm diamter and it will print fine.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!
Replies: 16
Views: 17302

Re: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!

And check out my awsome 3d printed guitars while you are there... :-)
Cheers
Olaf