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by lukeott
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auto level on Up Plus2 not highlighted
Replies: 2
Views: 3697

Re: Auto level on Up Plus2 not highlighted

Yes, I've noticed this too, most annoying.
I have discovered that the only time it seems to be greyed out is on the rare occasions I want to use that feature :x
by lukeott
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Raft separation
Replies: 3
Views: 5669

Re: Raft separation

I agree. I now keep the wind barrier open (never did before) and that seems to make the raft as easy to remove as on previous s/w versions.
by lukeott
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Another filament cooling mod
Replies: 48
Views: 35089

Re: Another filament cooling mod

In case anyone is interested
Yes, thank you Drew.
by lukeott
Fri May 30, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

Just print up an extra extruder assembly for yourself from the spare parts models and find a place where you can drill an air injection port from the side that will blow the full volume of air onto the extruder gear. That's exactly what I have done and I'll hook up the air pump to it at the weekend.
by lukeott
Wed May 28, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: UK + Ireland
Topic: Filament suppliers
Replies: 26
Views: 51349

Re: Filament suppliers

Jay. I've tried the homegrown ABS from imakr and it printed much the same as the Up OEM stuff. Only real difference is it is much cheaper.
by lukeott
Wed May 28, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

Hmm. Interesting idea to blow air down the filament inlet.
by lukeott
Wed May 28, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

Good idea, that'll be nice and quiet. I've ordered a fish tank air pump off ebay and I thought I would try hooking it up to a bolt-on tube like this one Julia designed: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26706 but now I realise that as I have an Up Plus 2 it is a slightly different design to the previ...
by lukeott
Fri May 23, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Hello from Somerset UK
Replies: 5
Views: 5639

Re: Hello from Somerset UK

I soon realised it was that the bed needed a manual level I carried out this modification to the table that DrewPetitclerc came up with: http://pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=753&sid=b42e487898009c8c4bf70e26ce1c5890#p5471 Straight forward and made levelling it so much easier, especially if yo...
by lukeott
Wed May 21, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Hello from Somerset UK
Replies: 5
Views: 5639

Re: Hello from Somerset UK

Hello Jay
I'm in Hampshire ,so not a million miles away from you.
Hope you enjoy using your printer, I've had mine nearly a year now with no previous experience and found it to be excellent.
by lukeott
Wed May 21, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Problem with removeming surface filament
Replies: 6
Views: 6141

Re: Problem with removeming surface filament

the Up! plus is an open printer, so I can't open the wind barrier
This is the wind barrier:
(taken from page 37 of the latest Up! Plus User Manual)
by lukeott
Wed May 21, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

I see what you mean. The Formfutura stuff was advertised as having a higher melting temperature than "normal" PLA and looking at their website is states it has a Glass Transition Temperature of 50°C with a Melting Temperature of 180°C to 200°C, but colorFabb is higher, having a Glass Transition Temp...
by lukeott
Tue May 20, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

I measured the diameter of the Formfutura PLA last night, it varied between 1.6 and 1.8 with a bit of ovality too, so I figure this can't be helping. Measured the Faberdashery stuff today, much better consistency +/-0.02mm. The same with the ColorFabb PLA which has arrived, although that has a notic...
by lukeott
Mon May 19, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

I never even thought to check the diameter of the Formfutura PLA I am using, will do so tonight. Colorfabb PLA is what I ordered at the weekend, along with some UK stuff by Faberdashery. Hopefully that will do the trick. Incidentally, it appears that the PLA setting in the new software heats the noz...
by lukeott
Mon May 19, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

Wow, printing PLA on this machine is not easy! (unless I carry out some more mods) I've not had any luck with 2 types of glue stick and variable results with tape. The only method which has worked every time has been using perfboard. The one thing I've noticed (and I realise most people on this foru...
by lukeott
Sat May 17, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

So I popped into a decorators store yesterday, they didn't have any 3M blue tape so instead I picked up some stuff from Tesa. It worked really well, the parts were held down fast and I managed to get 3 prints out of it before it tore during part removal. Is that about right for durability? roller - ...
by lukeott
Fri May 16, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

Thanks for all the replies. I'll try out some tape and see how that works. I've also got some different glue stick now (Pritt stick), the one I was using came out of the kids craft box (my wife said "oh that stuff I gave you is rubbish at sticking, why do you think I gave it to you." Thanks! :roll: ...
by lukeott
Thu May 15, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

I think the platform was at 60 deg C during printing.
I'll try your tip about switching off the fan at first, thanks.
by lukeott
Thu May 15, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

Re: PLA prints on glass are warping

Thanks, that was on my list of things to try if I don't get anywhere with the glass. I was just amazed at how much the PLA warped. I would be very surprised if an ABS print of those parts on a perfboard with raft curled up that much. Are you finding that PLA parts on blue tape are showing less shrin...
by lukeott
Thu May 15, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA prints on glass are warping
Replies: 27
Views: 29629

PLA prints on glass are warping

I thought that with the introduction of the new Windows software v2.11 I would try printing with PLA as I often print large models and get warping with ABS. I've bought a reel of FormFutura premium PLA and am printing onto a sheet of glass with glue stick applied. The bed is levelled to within 0.1mm...
by lukeott
Thu May 01, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Hi from Poole Dorset UK
Replies: 3
Views: 4381

Re: Hi from Poole Dorset UK

I'm in Hampshire, so just next door to you! The nozzle height will vary, I have 2 nozzles (so that I can continue printing if I am cleaning one) and they register different heights due to manufacturing tolerances. Make sure you set it when the nozzle is hot, but ensure there is no extruded plastic o...