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by Eurisko84
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 145020

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

Put me down for one of the Extruder Mounts please Drew!

Let me know bank details to international transfer (im in Sydney Aust) when you reach the min quantity!

Cheers,
Eddie
by Eurisko84
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nozzle keeps jamming
Replies: 19
Views: 21112

Re: Nozzle keeps jamming

What filament are you using?

Does the gear strip the plastic, or is the gear slipping?
by Eurisko84
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Material in Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 9664

Re: Material in Australia

Just an update guys - im putting in my order today for 5kg of black and 5kg of silver material from these guys. Hopefully its good stuff, and we can then get a good supply of material here in Aus! Getting a sample of Glow in the dark and magenta... just for kicks too. Let you know how it goes! Eddie
by Eurisko84
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Material in Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 9664

Re: Material in Australia

What's the name of the manufacturer? Makerbot's filament is consistently high quality, and they have some colors I haven't found elsewhere (like the metallic silver). I don't mind buying 10kg at a time--I go through that in a couple months. Company name is INDOCOMTECH 3D - find them here on Alibaba...
by Eurisko84
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Material in Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 9664

Re: Material in Australia

Hi Mate, You are correct in saying its tricky getting your hands on coloured plastics that are good quality (im based in Sydney). Madox has plastics available, and I have found a few places that sell product, but as Drew has mentioned, its required a little bit of tinkering to get to work without is...
by Eurisko84
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 63046

Re: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

That's a great print, is that ABS or PLA- also does your filament go under size? Thats ABS - I am also printing in what I *think* is PLA, I ordered ABS but got this clear stuff with a melting point of about 200 deg so im not sure (also not sure how to test it out to make sure either!??) The filamen...
by Eurisko84
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 63046

Re: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

Here you go - took some pics of the version 2 design - to suit a 50mm fan, but can be made to suit other sizes. I initially designed it to carry two fans, but I did notice bobbing during fast movements - reduced to one fan, and its not as serious, but I will look into getting a reinforced locking ar...
by Eurisko84
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 63046

Re: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

Just a quick update guys, I have recently revised and upgraded the cover to include a few more mods. I will post the pics later tonight if I get a chance, but heres a quick rundown- 1. Added two fan mounting points to mount on the back and side of the servomotor (50mm fans were all I had available -...
by Eurisko84
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 63046

Re: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

Eurisko, I suspect the problem with the filament wrapping around the gear may have been due to you not having the plastic 'block' bit that sits around the gear which helps direct the filament the way it's supposed to go. So if using the pen clip (nice idea, by the way!), it would still pay to have ...
by Eurisko84
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 63046

Re: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

Doing a test model right now, using my grodiest reel of plastic. This one varies from 1.60mm to 2.0mm, and jams the stock feeder every time. So far so good, but I want to get a few models pushed out before I declare victory. The filament jammed when it hit a spot where it was around 1.9mm diameter....
by Eurisko84
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 63046

Re: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

Still volunteering to help alpha-test :) I don't see matching the model of pen as a major issue. Artline pens are carried by some art supply chains here in the U.S., and the clip looks very similar to what I've seen on other brands. A trip to the office supply store could probably identify a half-d...
by Eurisko84
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 63046

Re: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

Oh, and not to say I havent had any other issues with sourcing ABS... I got this "ABS" from another mob here - its melting point seems to be extraordinarily low - it reacts with the heat from the platform! It printed half a part then jammed... when I cracked her open I found this little jem... http:...
by Eurisko84
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 63046

Re: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

Cheers for the input guys! Nice use of the pen clip! I have an extruder project that i'll probably never get around to.... if it isn't too much to ask, can you adapt your design to work around the current overheating issue as well? i.e. perhaps a fan mount on the other side? :) Pleaseeeeeeeeeee? :) ...
by Eurisko84
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*
Replies: 49
Views: 63046

Customised extruder feeder design *No Moving Parts*

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UPDATE 08/03/2012 New Version 2 has been loaded! New features include adjusted positions for the filament feed and air line, and dual 50mm fan mounts! http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18010 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...
by Eurisko84
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 145020

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

How to answer this question? 1. I have posted all the modded parts I've made for my UP! on Thingiverse. http://www.thingiverse.com/DrewPetitclerc/things 2. I have been "blueprinting" my machine as an attempt to understand the engineering and looking for ways to improve what is already a great desig...
by Eurisko84
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 145020

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

Hey Drew, Any chance you would be able to post the Solidworks (sldprt/sldasm) parts or assemblies of the components you have made? I work with solidworks and have a few ideas I would like to try out - would be a real kickstart if you had them (particularly of the cable tray) and wouldn't mind postin...
by Eurisko84
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 145020

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

I am running the new wind barrier when I first saw the post on 3D printing systems - and I can verify that the supports just snap off! It is unbelievable how much one small change can make. Good work guys! I am trialing right now a custom extruder gear cooler design running off a fish tank air pump....
by Eurisko84
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Improvements I've made in the last year
Replies: 113
Views: 145020

Re: Improvements I've made in the last year

Awesome stuff Drew! I have just purchased my own UP! and am always looking to make improvements (I've created a modified spool holder for the larger ABS 1Kg reels), but am extremely interested in buying the machined components you have designed. As soon as you have a P&A please let us know, and I wi...