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by odiegel
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:19 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!

Nice job!
Amazed you didnt slash your hand a few times when removing the support material... :-)
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Experience with new windshield update.
Replies: 7
Views: 6627

Re: Experience with new windshield update.

Hi Steve, Strange. I've had excellent results with the new wind shield. I can usually now just peel the support material off with minimal use of tools. Parts are a tad weaker with it, though. Could your warping be due to somehting else? incosistent temperatures on the build platform? Not preheating ...
by odiegel
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Infill/Perimeter
Replies: 20
Views: 19868

Re: Infill/Perimeter

Thanks art103!!!
Will add this info to next iteration of user manual, if you don't mind. :-)
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 59731

Re: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

Hi All, Here's my little contribution, though not quite finished/tested yet. Have added baby fan for cooling instead of compressed air, and made a few slight mods to Drew's design to all for more pressure (as I intend to print in thermoplastic rubbber). Will do a bit more work on it over the weekend...
by odiegel
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mac software bug? Can't reset platform height
Replies: 3
Views: 3425

Re: Mac software bug? Can't reset platform height

Hi Plepik, Just copied and pasted this form the manual, and this may be your problem: It is only possible to move the nozzle to 8mm higher than the height recorded in the “Setup” screen. If, for example, the nozzle height in the “setup” screen is set to 120mm, you will only be able to move the nozzl...
by odiegel
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: pp3dp printer
Replies: 6
Views: 5480

Re: pp3dp printer

I've probably doen around 15ish Kg since August (I think) 2010.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: 3D Systems major copycat?
Replies: 29
Views: 35299

Re: 3D Systems major copycat?

Yes, Marcus is right. About 3/4 of the stuff in the video is certainly not printed by that machine, a) because it wouldnt fut and b) because it was most probably done ona laser sintering system. Always seems a bit dodgy when they use models and try to make it appear as if they were done on the machi...
by odiegel
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Soft Coating
Replies: 3
Views: 3982

Re: Soft Coating

Yep. Plastidip is great. It can be bought in a can for dipping, or as a spray can. You can also get colouring pigments to make it the colour you want.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Makerbot
Replies: 32
Views: 32258

Re: Makerbot

Yes, the Origo may look cool, but, at this stage, it's just a dream as it doesnt exist yet. The devil will in the detail and it will be interesting to see if they really can make it both easier to use, and cheaper, than other 3d printers as they seem to claim in their website. Particularly as it lar...
by odiegel
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Help required in printing a model
Replies: 32
Views: 24737

Re: Help required in printing a model

And it does looks like you are trying to print directly onto the bare aluminium, which, as Madox suggests, would explain your warp issus. Use one of the many techniques in the manual to prepare your platform and make sure it is well preheated.
Olaf
by odiegel
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Help required in printing a model
Replies: 32
Views: 24737

Re: Help required in printing a model

Hi Abhishek, I fully agree with Madox's comments. I still very strongly suspect that you are trying to use 3d printing for the sake of 3D printing, rather than because its the best way to make your model. There are many 'manual' ways to make the model that would make it look a lot better than could ...
by odiegel
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: solid fill icon
Replies: 7
Views: 5032

Re: solid fill icon

Hi Brit,
and the latest manual at http://www.ciri.org.nz/downloads/UP!_Us ... 110830.pdf tries to explain the settings (pages 35 and 36).
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Help required in printing a model
Replies: 32
Views: 24737

Re: Help required in printing a model

Hi Abihshek, The min dia is not that easy to answer as it depends both on the structrual strength of the dsign and, more importnatly, on support material, as you need to be able to remove this wihtout breaking the part. That is why, for your particular part, any FDM process (like the Up) is hopeless...
by odiegel
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Help required in printing a model
Replies: 32
Views: 24737

Re: Help required in printing a model

Hi Abishek, Just downlaoded the model form thingivers. First thing is that, as suggested, all the red lines have the normals facing the wrng way so need to be fixed. The "fix feature in the Up softare fixes them all excetp 1. Your model also appears to be a bunch of disjoint bodies, whcih doesnt hel...
by odiegel
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Manual Update
Replies: 1
Views: 2984

Another Manual Update

Hi All, Yet another newer manual update can be found at http://www.ciri.org.nz/downloads/UP!_User_Manual_20110830.pdf I have added the important note about having to hit the Reset button before attempting to put in new calibration values (Thanks Drew Petitclerc!). PPP3DP team: This may be a bug that...
by odiegel
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Please help me with "Out of print range" errors
Replies: 28
Views: 32161

Re: Please help me with "Out of print range" errors

Ignore that comment. I just read properly, and realize that you say that any models you are opening are behaving stangely, which means its not an STL problme.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Please help me with "Out of print range" errors
Replies: 28
Views: 32161

Re: Please help me with "Out of print range" errors

Hi Jay,
Sounds like your STL may have a defect with a little sliver way off in the middle of nowhere that shouldnt be there (probably around 310mm from it's origin?). Have you tried opening your STL file with any other software? and what CAD package did you use to create it?
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Manual Update
Replies: 5
Views: 4604

Manual Update

Hi All, Update to the Up manual can be downloaded here: http://www.ciri.org.nz/downloads/UP!_User_Manual_20110828.pdf It is likely to change some more over the next few days, so any comments/additions welcome. There had been some suggestions to add the more hard-core repair sections (ie: changing th...
by odiegel
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Platform Model
Replies: 4
Views: 3881

Re: Platform Model

Thanks Darkhouse.
Could I suggest that it be disabled until it is a reality. That way it will prevent people from finding the bug that I have found.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Platform Model
Replies: 4
Views: 3881

Re: Platform Model

Hmmm. Actuaslly, some strange behaviour... When I open a model, and autoplace it in the centre, and then click "Platform Model", nothing apears to happen. But when I then rotate the view, 2 strange red blocks appear in transparent red, but I can't quite figure out what they are related to. But here ...