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by odiegel
Sun May 01, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Useful tip for support material removal
Replies: 8
Views: 10401

Re: Useful tip for support material removal

Yep. I think that what is happening is that the large area that is directly on the raft gets quite a bit of extra heat which tends to further solidfy the support material that attaches to the part. So by simply moving the part up, we resolve that issue.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Useful tip for support material removal
Replies: 8
Views: 10401

Useful tip for support material removal

Hi All, I have found that large flat areas at the bottom of a part that are directly against the raft are often much more difficult to clean than large flat surfaces that sit several mm above the raft. I have now started adding a tiny 0.1mm diameter x 5mm high cylinder at the bottom of parts in orde...
by odiegel
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Support Material not coming off
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: Support Material not coming off

Hi Abishek,
Download the manual from http://www.ciri.org.nz/downloads/UP!%20 ... 101228.pdf
I have tried to explain most of the setting as I understoud them.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need consulting on whether my parts are too much 4 UP!
Replies: 21
Views: 13721

Re: Need consulting on whether my parts are too much 4 UP!

Yep. I concur with Marcus that the part is printable on the Up. I have the same concerns about the thin bits at the top, but I would have those smae concerns if printing it on our Dimension printer. Depends waht the part is being used for. Also, the 3 littl cylindrical bits that poke out may end up ...
by odiegel
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need consulting on whether my parts are too much 4 UP!
Replies: 21
Views: 13721

Re: Need consulting on whether my parts are too much 4 UP!

Hi CRaig,
Can you post a jpg of the part so we can see what it looks like? or upload the stl somewehere.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: perf board -- where to buy
Replies: 14
Views: 13787

Re: perf board -- where to buy

I use little bulldog clips to attach the perforated PCB, and then just remove the bulldog clip arms so they dont get itn the way of anything. The ones I use are dead easy to remove. Just squeeze the bits of wire together and they come off.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Way to insert nuts into models?
Replies: 5
Views: 5770

Re: Way to insert nuts into models?

Yep. I use heaps of PEM nuts and standoffs on all my sheet metalwork. Very handy as it means I dont need to use a second hand on the back of the metalworks. On plastic componets, though, I don use them onless I am planning to have an insert molded in in the manufacturing process. 99% of the time, I ...
by odiegel
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Way to insert nuts into models?
Replies: 5
Views: 5770

Re: Way to insert nuts into models?

I also use 2 different methods for inserting nuts. The first is just a straight press fit into a hexagon shaped hole, and the other is to slide it into hole that is perpendicular to the screw direction. Hope the attached jpg below shows what I mean.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Way to insert nuts into models?
Replies: 5
Views: 5770

Re: Way to insert nuts into models?

Hi Timmbbo, I drop nuts and cap screws into the plastic parts all the time. I just make sure I get the hole the nut, or screw head, are going into is the right size so it's a good tight fit (for example for the M4 cap screws I often use, it's a 7.1mm hole). Then I just press fit the nut of screw in ...
by odiegel
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Up! in Linux + More Options
Replies: 12
Views: 7766

Re: Up! in Linux + More Options

Even more useful would be a 64bit driver... :-)
My new laptop is running 64 bit windows, so I cant run the Up from that machine. Managed to get the Up Software running, but couldnt get the driver installed.
If one of you cunning computer geeks could figure that one out, it would be as huge help.
Olaf
by odiegel
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: UP! in education
Replies: 11
Views: 11547

Re: UP! in education

That 3D drawing thing was a group of Swedish artists (forget what they were called) on Discovery channel who appeared to draw in thin air and solid furniture magically materialized out of thin air. But it, sadly, wasnt quite as impressive as the video made it look. It was just some clever video edit...
by odiegel
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: UP! in education
Replies: 11
Views: 11547

Re: UP! in education

Hi Morg, We are a research institute that services mainly the school of engineering and school of design (our Faculty is called the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, and includes Engineering, Art & Design, Computing and Maths, and Communications). I also go out to a lot of high-schools to...
by odiegel
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Models
Topic: Filament spooler for Up! by Up!
Replies: 5
Views: 7260

Re: Filament spooler for Up! by Up!

I agree with Maddox. If the stuff you buy is already on a spool, then I would just print straight from that (and make a simple stand to hold the spool). The filament feeder should be able to handle it if the stand has a decent bearing on it... Also means you can print the full 2.3Kg wihtout worrying...
by odiegel
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: UP! in education
Replies: 11
Views: 11547

Re: UP! in education

We're a university and the students love it. The material is also cheap enough that we can let students print for free, which we cant do wiht our other machines as the material is just way too expensive. The other advantage with the Up as and educational tool is the fact that students can see the bi...
by odiegel
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Mission for Trebuchet03 or Anyone in China incl PP3DP
Replies: 13
Views: 11144

Re: Mission for Trebuchet03 or Anyone in China incl PP3DP

We've got a Universal Laser X-660 (60W) and it doesnt even come remotely close to being able to cut PCB material (presumably because of the glass content?). So if you are looking ot buy one, make sure it has enough power to cut PCB material. Of course, the nice thing with doing somehting like that o...
by odiegel
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feature request: Load multiple copies of file
Replies: 13
Views: 10101

Re: Feature request: Load multiple copies of file

In the Dimension software (Catalyst) you prepare one file, scale it, orient it, etc and proces sit. You can then just copy the same part in the build screen to have as many copies as you can fit on the build platform. Very easy.
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Anyone ever sort out the "sphere" problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 9534

Re: Anyone ever sort out the "sphere" problem?

Yep. I generally design my part so they can be printed as easily as possible, and even in halves if absolutely necessary (though most of mine are straight forward engineering parts so generally dont have thick spherical sections that couldnt be manufactured through easy injection molding, if you kno...
by odiegel
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Anyone ever sort out the "sphere" problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 9534

Re: Anyone ever sort out the "sphere" problem?

Thanks William. Just what I needed to know.
I'll try putting a few sacrificial objects around the real part to allow it to cool.
I was printing at Normal, but may also try Fast to see is that makes a difference
Cheers
Olaf
by odiegel
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Anyone ever sort out the "sphere" problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 9534

Re: Anyone ever sort out the "sphere" problem?

Hi Trebuchet, Thanks for that but your defects look slightly different to mine, which are occuring wihtin the support structure area. My suspicion is that I have the support dense set too think, which traps the heat in the plastic in that area and causes the part plastic to distort a bit. My guess i...
by odiegel
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Anyone ever sort out the "sphere" problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 9534

Anyone ever sort out the "sphere" problem?

Hi All, I remember a few were having problems when printing spheres that the bottom part of the sphere, beneath where the support material supported it, got a bit muntered (it's a technical term) and distorted. I've just tried printing a more or less spherical part, roughly 90mm diameter, and had th...