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by ata0921
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Cure for warping
Replies: 54
Views: 58491

Re: Cure for warping

Sorry, the temperature can not be controlled. Do you imagine somewhere down the road that might be an option? Or is it just running of of how many volts it is getting from the power connection? I think bumping up the temp will def help a lot, I think the highest I've seen mine at was ~110C. I think...
by ata0921
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Way to remove platform adhesive
Replies: 8
Views: 6752

Re: Best Way to remove platform adhesive

Good to know. After hours of printing, I still can't really decide which is the better alternative, blue or kapton tape. Kapton tape was awesome on my MakerBot and Reprap because we had the option of printing without a raft which resulted in a nice smooth glassy/glossy finish on the underside of the...
by ata0921
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Way to remove platform adhesive
Replies: 8
Views: 6752

Best Way to remove platform adhesive

What is the best method for removing all of the green platform adhesive? Acetone, paint thinner, rubbing alcohol? I've gotten a decent amount of build up on my platform and it is causing for both my kapton/blue tape to peel off when parts warp. I'd like to try and have the kapton/blue tape directly ...
by ata0921
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: For those interested in other ABS vendors...
Replies: 24
Views: 17134

Re: For those interested in other ABS vendors...

So has anyone been able to sample the MakerGear 1.75 mm filament yet. I haven't had the chance yet since I stocked up on official UP! filament when I placed my order. Just curious, at the rate I am printing things I might be thru 3 spools by the end of this month, would be good to know that I can ge...
by ata0921
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Max Z-value problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4804

Re: Max Z-value problem

Hi Ata, The Max height of platform is 142MM. Please initial your printer firstly. We have adjust the nozzel at about 140mm height. 145 is too height. I guess you didn't initialize it before moving the platfom. If the nozzle is height still, please initailize the printer and move the platform to 138...
by ata0921
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Max Z-value problem
Replies: 4
Views: 4804

Max Z-value problem

So I finally got sometime to sitdown and work with my UP! today! So it turns out that the max value for my Z axis is not enough to reach the nozzle. That is the maximum value that can be input in the box next to the "To:" button is 140. When I enter that value, there is still about 5 mm room to spar...
by ata0921
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mac Support?
Replies: 1
Views: 2866

Mac Support?

Does PP3DP plan on adding support for Mac's anytime soon? Just curious, as I am sure a lot of people that own and up own a Mac and are either using a virtual machine or boot camp to run their UP!, I being one of those people. If so, what time frame can we expect?
by ata0921
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: interested in magic seed promotion
Replies: 34
Views: 23386

Re: interested in magic seed promotion

If you are in need of a "magical seed" code, I am in the process of forming a chain myself and can def put you in the loop for one. Let me know if that is what you are interested in.
by ata0921
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: UP! Plus vs. Basic option
Replies: 4
Views: 4795

UP! Plus vs. Basic option

So I know the difference between the two is that the plus includes and auto-feeding mechanism as well as 2 added resolution options. What I want to know is whether the added resolution is a software/hardware/both kind of deal. In other words, if you bought a basic, is there a way for you to get the ...
by ata0921
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Cure for warping
Replies: 54
Views: 58491

Re: Cure for warping

i tried the blanket thing but it´s still warping for me. Up to around 10-15mm heigh I have no warp, but as soon as I´m around 20-30mm it starts to lift in the corners. I´m trying out some new platform adhesive today...see how it works. Are you allowing it sufficient time to really heat up? Such as ...
by ata0921
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: For those interested in other ABS vendors...
Replies: 24
Views: 17134

Re: For those interested in other ABS vendors...

MG_, Awesome! I am glad you guys are onboard with supporting the UP! filament/spools. Was the RepStrap that printed the heartbox the same portable RepStrap you had at MakerFaire NY? Also, do you notice any differences in properties between your ABS and the ABS from PP3DP? Such as consistency of extr...
by ata0921
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: For those interested in other ABS vendors...
Replies: 24
Views: 17134

Re: For those interested in other ABS vendors...

On another not, I remember reading somewhere that the MakerGear filament gives off a much stronger odor than the UP! printer. Not trying to discourage the purchase, but stating an observation. I plan on buying a few pounds of different colors and verifying myself.
by ata0921
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: For those interested in other ABS vendors...
Replies: 24
Views: 17134

Re: For those interested in other ABS vendors...

trebuchet03, I have been looking into this as well. Not only in regards to the UP! and to 1.75mm filament, but 3mm as well (ABS, HDPE, PLA) and for other 3D printers. Do you mind me asking what company's you have contacted in N. America? I do not know if you are in the U.S. or not, but I have been c...
by ata0921
Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blue Masking Tape from 3M for build platform
Replies: 22
Views: 23199

Re: Blue Masking Tape from 3M for build platform

@undo, The thickness of the kapton is .025 mm. It can withstand temps up to 260 C (500 F). You do not need to make any adjustments to the machine's software. It is a replacement for either the platform adhesive or the blue painters tape. You just lay it over your platform, try to eliminate as much a...
by ata0921
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Raftless Printing possible?
Replies: 25
Views: 22805

Is Raftless Printing possible?

I might not be looking hard enough on the forums, but is raftless printing possible with the UP!? Most of the pics/vids I have seen all have rats attached to the objects. I am waiting on my UP! so I am not familiar with the software/hardware. Any insight would be appreciated.
by ata0921
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blue Masking Tape from 3M for build platform
Replies: 22
Views: 23199

Re: Blue Masking Tape from 3M for build platform

Hey Everyone, I used 3M Blue painters tape for my MakerBot too, it worked wonders, but the best solution to have ABS stick IMO is kapton tape. I use a roll of 4" wide kapton and ABS sticks like no other and releases at temps ~80C or so. Def an alternative solution if you are interested. Search eBay ...