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by Form
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Looks like we are up and running
Replies: 101
Views: 79249

Re: Looks like we are up and running

Gday ascort, I briefly described my experience with a first attempt at lost wax casting from pla in the up mini questions section a few days ago (see "pla problems") - it may be of some interest to you. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have (if I'm able). Please keep in mind though that my c...
by Form
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Pla problems
Replies: 23
Views: 22379

Re: Pla problems

Thanks roller,
It's interesting and usefull information and though I was on the right track (thanks to pp3dp's earlier post) its nice to have some temp figures and more info to back up the "fan on the nozzle" technique (which worked well on the 2 prints i have tried) suggested by him.
Cheers
by Form
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Pla problems
Replies: 23
Views: 22379

Re: Pla problems

G'day ftdesigns The casting I did was for the simple ladies ring. The ring was 10mm wide tapering down to 4mm and 3mm thick tapering to 1.4 mm. It had a 2mm tapered hole in the top as a guide for the 10 point diamond that needed to be gypsy (flush) set into it. I didn't print sprues into it as I tho...
by Form
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Pla problems
Replies: 23
Views: 22379

Re: Pla problems

Thanks for the help guys. It's great to have support and ideas a keystroke away. I used a fan blasting directly onto the nozzle and printed 2 items (the sample bunny and a simple tapered ring) and both printed perfectly. Perhaps the nozzle temp is too high even on the pla setting ? I noticed another...
by Form
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: UP! mini Spool Shaft for RepRaper filament
Replies: 4
Views: 5751

Re: UP! mini Spool Shaft for RepRaper filament

Printed and used it yesterday.
Thank you
by Form
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Looks like we are up and running
Replies: 101
Views: 79249

Re: Looks like we are up and running

G'day from western australia guys, I'm a jeweller with about 8 years of rhino and rhinogold experience and send my work out for cam usually but wanted to be able to test some items before sending them for printing and casting. I've also got a b9creator on order (digital light projection, resin based...
by Form
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Pla problems
Replies: 23
Views: 22379

Pla problems

Gday everyone, I have a up mini (3days old) and though I have heaps of cad experience I'm new to cam (I usually sub out for that). Ive printed seamlessly with the original white abs but wanted to lost wax cast something so bought some pla from a aust based store. I haven't been able to successfully ...