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by cj7hawk
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Rods dried up, causing X-axis malfunction.
Replies: 2
Views: 4113

Rods dried up, causing X-axis malfunction.

Hi All, I don't know if this is common, but my X axis started playing up - the printing kept moving and I realized the head was sticking - so I looked and the rod was cloudy coloured - not clear and shiny - so I figure that the grease has all dried up. I had no idea what to try, so I tried some sili...
by cj7hawk
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: 1:200 tanks - an ongoing project
Replies: 9
Views: 11448

Re: 1:200 tanks - an ongoing project

Awesome models... I will be looking out for them when available.

David.
by cj7hawk
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exporting objects with Threads
Replies: 5
Views: 7064

Re: Exporting objects with Threads

I get pretty good threads from my Mini, and it prints without problems down to 32tpi and I once even succeeded at 40tpi. Most threads are pretty close to perfect, though sometimes I have to allow for shrinkage. The biggest problem I had printing threads prior to writing my own software was that they...
by cj7hawk
Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CAD/3D software do people use?
Replies: 37
Views: 41515

Re: What CAD/3D software do people use?

I use CorelCAD, mainly because of the price. I looked around a lot for an open-source product when I started and tried Cubify's software, but it just didn't seem precise enough. How is Cubify's software imprecise? I feel this way about Sketchup sometimes because all curves are horribly simplified i...
by cj7hawk
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CAD/3D software do people use?
Replies: 37
Views: 41515

Re: What CAD/3D software do people use?

Wow! I never thought there would be so much diversity in this, it seems everyone uses something different. I use CorelCAD, mainly because of the price. I looked around a lot for an open-source product when I started and tried Cubify's software, but it just didn't seem precise enough. I had a look at...
by cj7hawk
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [FEATURE REQUEST] Request preset database
Replies: 2
Views: 3568

Re: [FEATURE REQUEST] Request preset database

Edward wrote:That feature was already in software v2.0. Save as project will help you save the printing parameter. Try it!
Ahh, thank you - I will do that - :)

Regards,
David
by cj7hawk
Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [BUG REPORT] - Printing goes crazy with cylindrical model.
Replies: 4
Views: 4915

Re: [BUG REPORT] - Printing goes crazy with cylindrical mode

Some further information on this - the problem seems related to the raft creation. I just had another model that did this, and I've resolved the issue by inverting the model before printing. This seems to be the cause of the issue. Sometimes the raft prints strangely - and even begins printing itsel...
by cj7hawk
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What CAD/3D software do people use?
Replies: 37
Views: 41515

What CAD/3D software do people use?

Hi,

I was just wondering what software people use to design their models?

And also what their experiences were with it?

Thanks
David.
by cj7hawk
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: banned and dissaproved for asking about cookie cutters?
Replies: 13
Views: 10244

Re: banned and dissaproved for asking about cookie cutters?

I've never made a cookie cutter, but it's on my "to do" list... Some rolls of ABS come marked as "food grade" so I assume they don't have any harmful parts in them. They are usually white in color. In any case, anything that comes out of a UP printer came out at 250+ degrees, and landed on a bed of ...
by cj7hawk
Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Pushing the envelope... Where no 3D printer should go...
Replies: 11
Views: 13447

Re: Pushing the envelope... Where no 3D printer should go...

Hello Ktronik, I adapted a Canon EF-Lens to a modified CCTV Camera for astronomy use. Some of the CCTV cameras are very sensitive (same chip as some astronomy producs) and will add multiple frames internally, further increasing sensitivity. Some of the board camera boast 0.001 lux now, with multipl...
by cj7hawk
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Pushing the envelope... Where no 3D printer should go...
Replies: 11
Views: 13447

Pushing the envelope... Where no 3D printer should go...

Heh, it's just a simple model. Almost unworthy of posting, but I can't recall seeing this anywhere else, and it really shows off what the PP3DP Mini can do - ! 3D printed threads - Fully ISO standard metric threads printed at M10x1 and M10x2.5 I was actually amazed they came out formed... Especially...
by cj7hawk
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Printed Night Vision Equipment.
Replies: 8
Views: 14958

Re: Printed Night Vision Equipment.

dare I ask what your using this nightvision gear for? birdwatching? :shock: LoL! Well, some for Astronomy and some for getting around at night... Once you've used good night vision equipment, it's tough to go back to flashlights. But I make a lot of designs available publicly so they get used for a...
by cj7hawk
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Printed Night Vision Equipment.
Replies: 8
Views: 14958

Re: Printed Night Vision Equipment.

Beautiful work, try acetone vapor for smoothing and get a really nice finish to that really nice design (unless too much shine is bad). Love the work. Regards Drew Thanks for the tip :) I usually paint them with acetone - Can you point me towards details of any posts covering how this works? David
by cj7hawk
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [FEATURE REQUEST] Request preset database
Replies: 2
Views: 3568

[FEATURE REQUEST] Request preset database

Hi A feature request I'd love to see - I often need to tweak the setting to get good results of special parts, but can never remember what they are... I'd love to see a "save presets" option, that saves a .3DP ( or similar extension ) file that records all the printing presets for that model, and to...
by cj7hawk
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC
Replies: 15
Views: 24113

Re: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC

Hi David, but did the roll have plastic wrapped around it also ? The reason I ask is that for a short time the supplier was using a plastic wrap that caused the filament to go brittle. I honestly can't remember. I've removed plenty of wrap from spools in the past, but can't recall if that was one o...
by cj7hawk
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC
Replies: 15
Views: 24113

Re: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC

wilsonj wrote:David, was the roll wrapped in clear plastic ?
It was in a sealed heavy-duty clear plastic bag.

Regards
David
by cj7hawk
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Printed Night Vision Equipment.
Replies: 8
Views: 14958

Printed Night Vision Equipment.

Hi All, I thought I'd share some models I've been working on - I find the 3D printer a great help in designing night vision equipment. http://aunv.blackice.com.au/userfiles/david-IMG_0501_Custom.JPG A 3D printed Night Vision housing for a CASCADE tube surplus military tube. The 3mm rod holds it all ...
by cj7hawk
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Jet Engine by Xena
Replies: 8
Views: 22001

Re: Jet Engine by Xena

Very nice, very impressive :)

David
by cj7hawk
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC
Replies: 15
Views: 24113

Re: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC

My last order to Bilby CNC was for a roll of black filament. On receiving it, it broke every few minutes of printing - the ends just came apart, like it was full of bubbles or something. As a result, it would just break during the feed process, usually on the roll. I got a number of breaks during th...
by cj7hawk
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: [BUG REPORT] - Printing goes crazy with cylindrical model.
Replies: 4
Views: 4915

[BUG REPORT] - Printing goes crazy with cylindrical model.

Hi, Was just printing a test-print with 2.0 and the printer went crazy. Restarted it and reloaded software, same result. What I wanted. Bug 1 - what I tried to print.jpg How it printed IMG_0755 (Custom).JPG The middle is "mesh" IMG_0757 (Custom).JPG I tried to upload the file, but it won't attach fo...