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by UPUPandAway
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?
Replies: 22
Views: 37569

Re: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?

so, what's the best technique to unclog it? Take off the nozzle and leave it in Acetone for an hour or so?
by UPUPandAway
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?
Replies: 22
Views: 37569

What's wrong with my printer? nozzle clog?

Hi all, This is my first bit of trouble with the UP! since buying it last...August? It seemed like it was printing fine for the past few days, but today in the middle of a print, it just stopped. When I tried to extrude, it wouldn't. I did a withdraw, snipped the end of the plastic, did an extrude, ...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Printing with minimal "spaghetti" from support material?
Replies: 8
Views: 8332

Re: Printing with minimal "spaghetti" from support material?

Could you post a image of a model you are having those issues with? Sometimes tweaking angles or orientation solves the issues with rough edges or support to some degree (along with a tighter support area & angle setting) Pretty much, no. The reason for this is that A. the one in particular I'm thi...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: We Need More Suggestions
Replies: 64
Views: 48332

Re: We Need More Suggestions

Dual- or quad-extruders. Even though my UP has barely a month of use, that would be enough to get me to upgrade (assuming the price isn't outrageous). Careful what you wish for. Single extruders are easy to be accurate with since it's all about movement with respect to the initial point. As long as...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secure ABS Disposal?
Replies: 5
Views: 5929

Re: Secure ABS Disposal?

Again, the whole point is security. If I just dump a box of prints of in-progress products that haven't been released to the public yet, I risk a huge breach in confidentiality (I'm in New York City, btw, so it's not like it's just a secluded trash can somewhere. The models are reasonably strong bu...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Printing with minimal "spaghetti" from support material?
Replies: 8
Views: 8332

Re: Printing with minimal "spaghetti" from support material?

I wouldn't say that contact with support necessarily should mean a poorer finish. Dimension ABS prints (dual head with dissolve-able support) never have spaghetti where the part contacts the support material, but the dissolving nature of the support vs. needing a breakaway joint is probably where th...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secure ABS Disposal?
Replies: 5
Views: 5929

Re: Secure ABS Disposal?

Again, the whole point is security. If I just dump a box of prints of in-progress products that haven't been released to the public yet, I risk a huge breach in confidentiality (I'm in New York City, btw, so it's not like it's just a secluded trash can somewhere. Furthermore, most of our company is ...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secure ABS Disposal?
Replies: 5
Views: 5929

Secure ABS Disposal?

This thought just popped into my head with regards to 3D prints for product development (trade secrets, in other words), what is a good economical, environmentally sound, and most importantly secure way to dispose of ABS prototypes? I know that submerging an ABS part in acetone will eventually disso...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Printing with minimal "spaghetti" from support material?
Replies: 8
Views: 8332

Printing with minimal "spaghetti" from support material?

The one complaint I can make against the UP! (besides ever so slight warping on larger prints due to print head forces and temperature variation) is that wherever there is support material that isn't against a flat surface, there is always a sort of rough "spaghetti" look where the support material ...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: brass pieces and jansen walkers
Replies: 3
Views: 4370

Re: brass pieces and jansen walkers

up at the top are some brass bushings and the "power transmission belt" is a timing belt.

Here's a place to get you started on timing pulleys: http://www.sdp-si.com/web/html/products.htm
by UPUPandAway
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Larger Prints warping at edges of print platform
Replies: 4
Views: 4362

Re: Larger Prints warping at edges of print platform

I personally prefer electronics prototyping perfboard. I bought the 8x6" perfboard from Radio Shack, cut it at about a 5.5 degree angle (basically just trace the metal build platform angled as much as you can so that the corners of the platform meet the edges of the perfboard), and clip it with smal...
by UPUPandAway
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: windows programs to create STI files
Replies: 4
Views: 4899

Re: windows programs to create STI files

Hmmm, that 3D tin program seems like it would be good for making video game pixel art prints. Is there a better/downloadable program that uses a similar construct and allows you to export to STL for Windows or Mac?
by UPUPandAway
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Roland iModela iM-01
Replies: 20
Views: 22475

Re: Roland iModela iM-01

Yeah, but as always, CNC mills are a MESS. I was really looking into some of the Roland subtractive RP machines, but at the end of the day, unless you have a dedicated shop, it's just not worth it. If you think removing supports creates a lot of plastic scrap, you have NO idea what something like th...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Service Manual?
Replies: 4
Views: 5064

Service Manual?

I was just wondering, is there a proper service manual for the UP! ? Mine's working fine and all, but I'd like to see full disassembly pics to know what's going on inside without actually ripping mine apart. Furthermore, I'd just like to know which external screws really do something and which are j...
by UPUPandAway
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: new official perfboard kit
Replies: 8
Views: 11513

Re: new official perfboard kit

Hi Drew, Do you have any tips for leveling the platform? Did you modify the 3 point leveling screw system from stock? Thanks! Nevermind, I found your post about it here: http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=573#p4401 This is probably going to make a few users shudder, but I actually just ...
by UPUPandAway
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Models
Topic: Pizza delivery for...uh...I.C. Wiener? Ah crud.
Replies: 2
Views: 7496

Pizza delivery for...uh...I.C. Wiener? Ah crud.

That's right, it's the Planet Express Ship from Futurama! Modeled in Solidworks specifically for 3D printing with minimal support material, this model comes out to about 13.25" in bonded segments at full size. I printed mine at 50% as a test model, so 50% scale or bigger should print fine. I'm very ...
by UPUPandAway
Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: What program do Mac users create their stl files in?
Replies: 11
Views: 14026

Re: What program do Mac users create their stl files in?

What kind of things are you looking to model? Do you want to do it for money or just for fun? That makes quite a difference. Some programs are centered around swooping curves for animators and designers/artists and others around dimensional accuracy for engineering use. For what it's worth, you can ...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: new official perfboard kit
Replies: 8
Views: 11513

Re: new official perfboard kit

edit: I just looked at the perfboard on the PP3DP site and, honestly, I think DIY with radio shack board might be a tad bit better, especially for the money. RadioShack perboard is $3.39+tax and is the perfect size that you just rotate the platform until it meets up with the edges of the 6x8 board,...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: What program do Mac users create their stl files in?
Replies: 11
Views: 14026

Re: What program do Mac users create their stl files in?

I use Solidworks in Parallels, but that's a $4000-a-seat engineering program :lol: However, Google Sketchup is both free and cross platform and has a handy STL export plug-in. Just run it one time and then Google "sketchup stl export plug in" and follow the instructions. I say to run it one time bec...
by UPUPandAway
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: twisted bottle stl?
Replies: 21
Views: 26579

Re: twisted bottle stl?

Maybe e-mail X-Object, I've seen them print the twisted bottle printed at trade shows before, so they must have the STL for it.