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by mr6k
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: UP MINI
Replies: 67
Views: 71807

Re: UP MINI

Edward, I think many will be concerned at your statement "We are working hard on improving the tolerances so new Mini customers will have a more level platform.". What about existing customers?. I assume you will be coming up with a mechanical adjustment for the platform, that does not need a crude ...
by mr6k
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: UP software v1.18 beta, support platform level calibration
Replies: 40
Views: 47037

Re: UP software v1.18 beta, support platform level calibrati

Pleppik wrote"but the fact of the matter seems to be that nobody sells an under-$10K 3D printer which consistently works for the non-tinkerer." Point taken, but The UP Plus can be set to a tight platform levelness by a simple method. Once I set mine I have not had to change it in 11 months. It's lev...
by mr6k
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: UP software v1.18 beta, support platform level calibration
Replies: 40
Views: 47037

Re: UP software v1.18 beta, support platform level calibrati

Julia, I would not say printing raftless is an "obsession", it is just that from an engineering point of view the bed of a device that implies printing capabilities of 200 micron accuracy should not be supplied with 1000micron or more tilt errors. I guess if you bought a lathe, or milling machine, e...
by mr6k
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: UP software v1.18 beta, support platform level calibration
Replies: 40
Views: 47037

Re: UP software v1.18 beta, support platform level calibrati

Firstly, I do not have an UP Mini, but the UP! Plus. I am astounded that these platform tilts on the Mini of over 1mm and are leaving the factory with such errors. I have not looked at a mini but am surprised there is no equivalent way of leveling the platform as on the UP! Plus, by mechanical level...
by mr6k
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Extruder gear miss alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 9193

Re: Extruder gear miss alignment

Drew, Thought this image might help users check their gear feed alignment. The image shows where the gear has gripped the filament on a well aligned gear. To test go into maintenance, perform an extrude and then a withdraw. When the filament has been withdrawn you should feel a serrated section on o...
by mr6k
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Where can I find the non-powered filament guide?
Replies: 10
Views: 14397

Re: Where can I find the non-powered filament guide?

My printer has the stepper motor filament feeder and no mods to the extruder head or its feed "grip". I have not had any jams or slippage with various suppliers of filament. Maybe it's just me but I feel some of the reason is that with the stepper feeder (which is completely quiet), I am putting zer...
by mr6k
Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Filament Regular , Colored and Clear
Replies: 23
Views: 27914

Re: Filament Regular , Colored and Clear

Macman wrote, "The clear sounds very interesting, how does it perform as light pipe". Can I just add to Julia's explanation as to why ABS FDM printed does not make a particularly good light pipe. In addition to the total internal reflection required along its length a light pipe is also optically co...
by mr6k
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Filament Regular , Colored and Clear
Replies: 23
Views: 27914

Re: Filament Regular , Colored and Clear

I agree with Roller, My concern regarding the mini base level solution is that once calibrated for a tilted bed does the whole print now build at the same angle as the tilt, which should make the print correct, or, is a support layer printed as a wedge to compensate for the base tilt and then the mo...
by mr6k
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No wonder I get warping...
Replies: 13
Views: 14162

Re: No wonder I get warping...

I'm with Drew on this one., except I just use the original UP! aluminum bed and put Kapton tape straight onto that. for the cost of a roll of Kapton tape it's worth trying. Even if you cannot get the wide rolls, just lay several sections of narrower Kapton tape next to each over just butting up. che...
by mr6k
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Official Announcement
Topic: Spam fighting...
Replies: 22
Views: 35265

Re: Spam fighting...

Well done, it really was getting to be a pain in the a**e.

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chemical to turn plastic to more of a rubber state.
Replies: 14
Views: 12756

Re: Chemical to turn plastic to more of a rubber state.

Hi, Leave in a bath of petrol (Gas) for a day or two, this will soften the ABS to a rubbery state. remove from petrol, then bend at will, you will probably need to bend and hold it over a former of the shape you need as it will take several days for the petrol to evaporate, maybe even a week, depend...
by mr6k
Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: UP! Software and ROM v1.17 Final
Replies: 78
Views: 91155

Re: UP! Software and ROM v1.17 Final

Julia, Thanks for the heads up re the software etc. If 1.17 is fully released I wonder why it does not show on their website I think it is rather shortsighted of them to not implement a user temperature control, so long as they limited it to avoid burning out the heater or overcooking the material, ...
by mr6k
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Uneven Z platform on Mini
Replies: 33
Views: 34966

Re: Uneven Z platform on Mini

Hi, Not sure where you are based but MEK (Butanone) is available via Ebay here in the UK, and they will ship to you. 5 litres costs around £21 (US$32). (I do not know whether they can ship it abroad !) As others have advised, boating industry uses MEKP, but this is NOT a solvent, it is the curing ag...
by mr6k
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: UP! Software and ROM v1.17 Final
Replies: 78
Views: 91155

Re: UP! Software and ROM v1.17 Final

I have seen many posts here about software and ROM version 1.17. Some for the update, with the better 0.15mm resolution, but many seem concerned that it needs a ROM update. I am confused ! This thread subject refers to "ROM V1.17 final" yet the ROM in my printer is a version V6.02. I assume that the...
by mr6k
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bricked Printer?
Replies: 9
Views: 7548

Re: Bricked Printer?

ihave to say that i am becoming less and less interested in updating to the latest firmware and software. seems that apart from a 0.15mm resolution improvement, most of this forums wishes have been ignored, and with several problem reports here i think i will remain using my present setup as is as i...
by mr6k
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Afinia / UP!3D Video Review
Replies: 6
Views: 7134

Re: My Afinia / UP!3D Video Review

Eyup,

Correct, Just as you thought.

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: A weird fix that may apply to other objects
Replies: 5
Views: 6902

Re: A weird fix that may apply to other objects

Well,
I recreated the skp file as close as I could but, can I now get it to fail as a stl, no I cannot. Guess there was some tiny parameter different that the UP software did not like in the original file.
cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: A weird fix that may apply to other objects
Replies: 5
Views: 6902

Re: A weird fix that may apply to other objects

Marus, I do not have the skp file as I was just testing at the time. I can try and recreate it. I did try other 2D shapes screwed with sketchup plugin. I notice that many of them cannot be completely fixed with the method I previously described. I guess the "screw" plugin may be doing some of its ow...
by mr6k
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: A weird fix that may apply to other objects
Replies: 5
Views: 6902

Re: A weird fix that may apply to other objects

Oops Looks like the site cannot accept STL files. here is a jpg
by mr6k
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: A weird fix that may apply to other objects
Replies: 5
Views: 6902

A weird fix that may apply to other objects

I needed to make a circular bayonet connector for an endoscope. Takes the form of a short hollow tube with front edge under cut and internally concave radiused to accept a sprung ring. Used Sketchup, where I drew a 2D cross section of the tube then used the Screw plugin in set to 50 edges and 1 turn...