When will the next generation of Up Box + be out?

Talk about anything.
Post Reply
uplus2user
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:36 am

When will the next generation of Up Box + be out?

Post by uplus2user » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:28 am

As I know, Up Box has been around for a few years and Up Box + has been around for over a year. When will the next generation coming up?

Tiertime-Elaine
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:23 am

Re: When will the next generation of Up Box + be out?

Post by Tiertime-Elaine » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:20 pm

uplus2user wrote:
> As I know, Up Box has been around for a few years and Up Box + has been
> around for over a year. When will the next generation coming up?


Hi there,

Not sure at the moment, but cannot help to ask you that what kind of features would you like to see on the new machine?

Elaine

Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Posts: 610
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:56 am

Re: When will the next generation of Up Box + be out?

Post by Owen Sparks aka Marksman » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:58 pm

For me:-

More robust build quality.

Filament jam detection.

Touchscreen, 6 inch minimum.

Wired network connection.

Much stiffer build platform.

Standard M6 male thread on nozzle, not M6 fine female.

Real GCODE and printer control support.

Better auto level facility.

Working and accurate nozzle height detection.

Dual material / extruder options.

Filament recycling option.

I'm sure there are more but that's what I can remember from previous conversations.

Cheers Owen S.

Tiertime-Elaine
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:23 am

Re: When will the next generation of Up Box + be out?

Post by Tiertime-Elaine » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:27 am

OwenSparks wrote:
> For me:-
>
> More robust build quality.
>
> Filament jam detection.
>
> Touchscreen, 6 inch minimum.
>
> Wired network connection.
>
> Much stiffer build platform.
>
> Standard M6 male thread on nozzle, not M6 fine female.
>
> Real GCODE and printer control support.
>
> Better auto level facility.
>
> Working and accurate nozzle height detection.
>
> Dual material / extruder options.
>
> Filament recycling option.
>
> I'm sure there are more but that's what I can remember from previous
> conversations.
>
> Cheers Owen S.


Hi Owen,

Could you please explain more about "Filament recycling option."

Thanks,
Elaine

Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Posts: 610
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:56 am

Re: When will the next generation of Up Box + be out?

Post by Owen Sparks aka Marksman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:43 pm

Tiertime-Elaine wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:27 am

Hi Owen,

Could you please explain more about "Filament recycling option."

Thanks,
Elaine

Hi, sorry yes that wasn't a great comment by me.

I saw a video of a small print farm using UP mini printers. They only print in black so they keep all the rafts then when the box is full grind them up and make them back into fresh filament spools.

Also I Missed some requests from the list. :D

(1) The UPBOX build volume is greater than a spool of genuine TT filament. I know we can use 1KG rolls of aftermarket filament but I'd imagine TT would like us to keep buying theirs, so please can we have bigger rolls of genuine TT ABS+?

Other companies even offer a trolley to hold a much bigger spool.

(2) More colours of filament please.

(3) More materials of filament.

(4) The Upbox is a pretty good looking machine, I'd like an option of buying a matching trolley / plinth / stand to sit them on.

(5) I'd like some thought to be given to how to run multiple machines in a rack. Current model needs access to the front door, lid and right hand side (for the spool holder) so it's not possible to stack them, or even put them side by side.

(6) An extruder that can print flexible filament.

That's all I can come up with for now. ;)

Cheers,

Owen S.

Owen Sparks aka Marksman
Posts: 610
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:56 am

Re: When will the next generation of Up Box + be out?

Post by Owen Sparks aka Marksman » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:55 am

Doh, missed one of the most important ones.

The firmware needs to be upgradable. It's sad that that even needs mentioning in a product sold after the year 2000 but USB and over the air upgrade are essential in any bit of electronics.

I'm sure much of the problem with GCODE implementation is down to not being able to update the firmware.

Cheers,

Owen S.

Post Reply