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PLA Pink Panther Woman

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:46 pm
by wilsonj
I've been testing a new PLA on the UP plus and having some good results so far.

Here is the Pink Panther woman http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1216 , printed at .15, shell and scaled to .8, windbarrier open.

The most interesting thing with this print is that the raft peeled away! A first for me on the UP with PLA.

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Underneath, showing how the raft peeled away.

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I've only tested the green so far, and its a long way from calling it UP compatible, but its a good start. Not to mention the reels are almost identical to the genuine UP ABS reels and so fit the reel holder perfectly!

Re: PLA Pink Panther Woman

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:26 am
by roller
Wow, that looks excellent. Is your Up extruder modified or as per original? Did you print that on a raft - looks like it. If so, how difficult was removal?

Re: PLA Pink Panther Woman

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:54 am
by wilsonj
Hi Roller,

Yes done on a raft, and raft removal is about as easy as non OEM ABS.

This was also done on a completely stock ( as I just bought a new one for my personal use) UP Plus. It does have the new extruder design, which I have taken photos of and will post soon, for those that have the old one.

Also should note that I am using 1.19.

Re: PLA Pink Panther Woman

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:36 am
by roller
Well ... I'm super impressed. Is that the "soft touch" stuff? You know I am going to ask how good the white/black/grey turn out?

Re: PLA Pink Panther Woman

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:14 pm
by wilsonj
Yes it is the soft touch. Have only tried green and gold so far with exactly the same results.

To be fair I also tried some Chinese PLA to compare and it also peeled off the raft, so maybe 1.19 is doing something special ?? I did have to baby sit it through the print though as the filament slipped a number of times. Something the soft touch hasn't done yet. I do have some samples of black and white I'll give a try later today.

Re: PLA Pink Panther Woman

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:33 pm
by wilsonj
Here is a picture of the gold filament, showing a perfect fit on the stock up reel holder.

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Re: PLA Pink Panther Woman

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:56 am
by roller
so maybe 1.19 is doing something special ??
I hope not - 1.19 still immediately upsets my printer.