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by UPUPandAway
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Makerbot
Replies: 32
Views: 35764

Re: Makerbot

X-Object stands in a position to really invade North America with the UP!, but the company is VERY small at this point. The main guy (owner?), Brian Quan, seems to be doing just about everything over there. I don't know how many employees they have, but I don't believe there are very many. From my o...
by UPUPandAway
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: help with warping
Replies: 6
Views: 7511

Re: help with warping

Printing with a "loose" setting (2nd most dense in Windows) also helps by keeping concentrated heating to a minimum. Additionally, you only use about 2/3 as much filament as a solid fill and the strength has always been more than enough in my opinion (I've been able to stand on prints made with loos...
by UPUPandAway
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: new official perfboard kit
Replies: 8
Views: 11513

Re: new official perfboard kit

I use RadioShack perfboard and I don't find that preheating is really necessary. I always start preheating after initializing the printer while I place the objects, but I think the fundamental nature of the perfboard pretty much prevents warp. Just remember to print a raft unless you want dimpled pr...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Printer "lead in" limit?
Replies: 1
Views: 3709

Printer "lead in" limit?

Kinda weird question, I hope everyone understands. OK, so, whenever a print starts, the nozzle heats up and begins extruding in mid air. Then, it goes off to the left side of the platform (if you're facing it from the front of the printer) and comes back on and "wipes" the nozzle for about 1-2 inche...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

So, I don't know what I was instructed not to use the 5V out on the printer. The filament feeder uses a 5V power supply and runs the filament feeder just fine with the male to male cable. I'm sure this varies depending on which version you have, but it worked great for me. Anyone know why that parti...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: "part material not enough"
Replies: 13
Views: 16558

Re: "part material not enough"

I got an e-mail from tech support and it's a bug in the Mac software. It's understandable considering it's only been out something like 2 months. I hooked the printer up to a different computer with Parallels and Windows XP on it and I was able to print with the Windows software.
by UPUPandAway
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "part material not enough"
Replies: 13
Views: 16558

Re: "part material not enough"

HELP! mine's doing the same thing! Mac OS X v1.1 I tried to do a print earlier today, but it keeps telling me "not enough material". I've tried 1000 times to "add a new spool", but the second I go to print or the second I quit and re-open the software, it says I have 2g of material again. There's ab...
by UPUPandAway
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

Cool! Thanks! I'll post back with the results of my first print later today or tomorrow. Thanks for the help guys, I plan to return to the favor if/when I come up with ideas to improve print quality/ease of use. It's good to know there's such a good community behind these things, it's almost better ...
by UPUPandAway
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

Does anyone have pics so i know for sure what the new one looks like? I'm scared to do something without being sure, but I really want to print this weekend. Here's some pics of my printer, if that helps: http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s190/specv4life/UPPrinterBack.jpg http://i152.photobucket.co...
by UPUPandAway
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

eek! last minute emergency question so I can start printing: As far as I know, I have the latest version of the printer, so do I connect the filament feeder to the main board with the male to male connector electrical connector cable? My printer came with both the male to male connector as well as t...
by UPUPandAway
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

OK, so, I ordered an UP! from X-Object and it may be here as soon as the weekend. What should I look into buying beyond what comes with the printer? So far my list includes: -perfboard x 3 (already ordered from Radio Shack) -some sort of clips to hold the perfboard on the normal platform (can anyone...
by UPUPandAway
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

I agree :-) Also, the UP platform is heated as well, I don't understand the remark? Also, while some people have reprap based printers tweaked to a point where the quality of the prints is very good, I am not aware of any kit or pre-built device that reaches the detail level of the UP, especially i...
by UPUPandAway
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

Hi guys, new question. I have a bit of a dilemma of how to best operate the UP! software-wise. Both me and my sister (my roomate) use Macs, but it seems that the mac software lacks calibration settings as well as a few other things here and there. Have any Mac users found that the printer tends to h...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

Well, I have to say, I think I'm sold. Do you guys think I should go for that soldering fan I posted about a couple posts up http://www.tequipment.net/HakkoFA400-04.html ? The post about having the printer 3 feet away instills a little bit of faith for sure. So, I guess once I find out whether or no...
by UPUPandAway
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

I feel I need to clarify a few things. I've had an UP! demoed at my office and I have a couple sample parts, so I know what the general quality and strength is like. Unfortunately, the part I had him demo was very thin (I believe it was about 1/10" wall thickness all around, an electrical enclosure)...
by UPUPandAway
Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Re: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

Hmmm, well that mostly sounds good. One reason I'm concerned with quality the first go round is because I plan to sell prints to the company I work for at a lower price than the company we currently outsource prints to that uses Stratasys printers. I've tried to convince my bosses to just buy an UP!...
by UPUPandAway
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...
Replies: 51
Views: 44393

Thinking about getting an UP! and have some questions...

*if you're in a hurry/don't like long winded introductions, skip to the numbered section below where the actual questions are. Hi all, I've been following the UP! and its progress ever since I saw X-Object demo it at the 2011 Atlantic Design and Manufacturing trade show. Thus far, I'm blown away at ...