Noob from Sydney

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andries3d
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Noob from Sydney

Post by andries3d » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:13 am

Hello from Sunny Sydney :D
I have been abusing my Up Mini, nice to meet you Uppers!!

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by roller » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:24 pm

Welcome from just 900km up the road.

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by andries3d » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:37 am

roller wrote:Welcome from just 900km up the road.
LOL, good climate over there to print with ABS :P

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by Astro » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:12 am

Hi andries,
I am in Sydney also.

Trent

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by roller » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:00 am

andries3d wrote:
roller wrote:Welcome from just 900km up the road.
LOL, good climate over there to print with ABS :P
I wish it was. All the humidity affects the filament so I have to take measure to keep all the rolls stored most of the time. Generally climates that are drier and are more inclined to keep their houses sealed all day are ideal for print results ... though probably not so much for inhaling fumes.

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by andries3d » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:59 pm

Hi Trent, nice to know local fellow uppers :)
@Roller, if my mini working again, I'll try PLA since it has less fumes and biodegradable

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by roller » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:18 pm

andries3d wrote:Hi Trent, nice to know local fellow uppers :)
@Roller, if my mini working again, I'll try PLA since it has less fumes and biodegradable
Then be sure to read over the many posts by me and others about what is needed to run PLA on a Mini. Simply some kind of cooling mod OR a filament like Colorfabb SoftPLA with a high softening point.

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by andries3d » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:04 pm

Actually, I'm already prepared for that : an add - on temp controller from Up mini supplier overseas

It cost me $100 (includes shipping) to sydney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F_g_8ziDq4

Now, if I can make my printer working again ...sigh. Still waiting for the ROM 6.100 from local supplier

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by roller » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:46 pm

Oh dear ... I would have sold you my mod for under $40 to your door in a couple of days and you would have had the same outcomes ...but that's not what I am talking about.

Most PLA has a very low softening point (often under 50C). This means when the stepper motor gets hot in a direct drive drive extruder (just like the Up has) it tends to soften in the feed path and jam. Have a search for possible fixes. Stormychel has a reverse fan idea ... jury is still out on that one as it has workied for him and possibly some others but maybe not all. Drew has an air pump idea that worked well in my testing and I tried chilling the stepper with Peltier ... worked well but inelegant.

Some steppers run cool so you may not need anything but Mini's tend to be hotter do to all that enclosure.

Google PLA cooling pp3dp to see the history on the forums ... don't use the internal search as PLA will be dropped as a common term.

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by andries3d » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:28 am

LOL well .. like the old man says: "Noob and his money, soon be parted" :lol:

I didn't know that you already have the controller

And it seems that my level of playing field about PLA needs some upgrade :?

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by RSeeG » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:28 am

Another Sydneysider... just got my Mini a few weeks ago. Having lots of fun learning Sketchup and printing all sorts of things.
Good to meet all you fellow UPpers!

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Re: Noob from Sydney

Post by josejuako » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:44 pm

Ridículos !. From any place of the World !.






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