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by myxibrium
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Some issues printing PLA
Replies: 12
Views: 14603

Re: Some issues printing PLA

... It is by far the simplest to produce good results with complex models. So you made a good choice ... I'm not so sure about that. Among my concerns: requires computer tethering, requires long slice procedure before each build even if u want to print the same thing multiple times, closed source a...
by myxibrium
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Some issues printing PLA
Replies: 12
Views: 14603

Re: Some issues printing PLA

Yes, I did chose PLA when loading the filament. And I check that it says "PLA" whenever I upload a model to print. Roller: Your advice was very helpful. It's unfortunate that I need to mod the printer to get good results. I was sold on this printer for how "smart" the design was. Really starting to ...
by myxibrium
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Some issues printing PLA
Replies: 12
Views: 14603

Re: Some issues printing PLA

I hope the moderators don't mind me bumping this thread. The UP Mini is advertised to print PLA and this is the sole reason why I bought the printer. Can anyone else comment on this? Am I the only one with issues printing PLA? Any advice on getting it to work?
by myxibrium
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Some issues printing PLA
Replies: 12
Views: 14603

Re: Some issues printing PLA

I disagree. The PLA getting stuck could be due to the fact that the extruder is hot and idle for an extended period of time while it slices and uploads.PLA gets soft at a relatively low temperature, and with the UP software I'm not able to tweak the temp. So I'm assuming it's too hot because this ha...
by myxibrium
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Some issues printing PLA
Replies: 12
Views: 14603

Some issues printing PLA

I already own a Makerbot 2x that I use for printing ABS, and I purchased the Up Mini exclusively for PLA (so that I don't need to replace the dreaded Kapton tape frequently. I tried printing PLA three times. The first time it didn't stick to the build plate, so I applied some Painter's tape and the ...