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by mr6k
Tue May 31, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Heat Bed Temperature too hot warning
Replies: 3
Views: 5079

Re: Heat Bed Temperature too hot warning

It may be similar to the -problem related to in the thread "[BUG REPORT] Heating platform stopped heating" I initially had the wire supplying the bed heater fail, then some months later the thermistor detector cable failed. Images on this thread show where the failure tends to occur, on a UP Plus. I...
by mr6k
Wed May 18, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST - Start of Print - Multiple Choice Worms...
Replies: 7
Views: 4407

Re: FEATURE REQUEST - Start of Print - Multiple Choice Worms...

I have an Up Plus, several years old and I am running an ancient version 1.18 of software. I have to say that once set I have never needed to adjust the nozzle/bed height except if I have changed the nozzle. Is it possibly because I use the original aluminum bed rather than perfboard that seems to h...
by mr6k
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: Job failing after first 3mm
Replies: 11
Views: 6293

Re: Job failing after first 3mm

Agreed only works if you are at the printer, but Tegregg did specifically say " I continually check it and its not until the print head gets a couple of millimetres away from the print that I realise it is air printing".

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: Job failing after first 3mm
Replies: 11
Views: 6293

Re: Job failing after first 3mm

Tegregg, This will not answer your question.. However a quick way to tell if you are air printing is to mark the outer edge of the filament spool with some white dots, assuming the spool is black, at about 90 degree intervals. Then you can see at least one of these all the time and see if the spool ...
by mr6k
Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Extruder Head Clicking: Gear Not Grabbing Filament
Replies: 4
Views: 3071

Re: Extruder Head Clicking: Gear Not Grabbing Filament

Be sure to preheat the nozzle to full ABS temperature, by activating extrude or withdraw in the maintenance window, before attempting to unscrew it from the block, Else there is a good chance you will shear it off !

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Any views on Duplicator 4 plus.
Replies: 0
Views: 1996

Any views on Duplicator 4 plus.

I have been using an Up Plus for the past several years and with slight modifications have found it a great printer for ABS, Ninjaflex etc. all except PLA, which I will not use anyway as most of my parts are for engineering and I found PLA to brittle, goes "soggy" ar low Temperatures and is a nightm...
by mr6k
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: [BUG REPORT] Heating platform stopped heating
Replies: 4
Views: 5665

Re: [BUG REPORT] Heating platform stopped heating

Well, it finally happened. Now the platform temp sensor cable has failed due to excessive bending, just as the platform heater cable did some time ago. So I applied the same solution. I have rerouted the sensor cable out the back of the printer via silicon flexible cable and back through the undersi...
by mr6k
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about size correction
Replies: 7
Views: 4440

Re: Question about size correction

Robin,
I think your assumption may be out by a factor of 10 !!!
His I.D is almost 0.5mm out Not 0.05mm

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Software - Red parts
Replies: 5
Views: 5038

Re: Software - Red parts

Also sometimes after using "fix" the part shows same or other errors on a few occasions the following has worked.
Save the print model using the UP software this saves it as a up3 model. Then reopen the up3 model.

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: start print from any layer
Replies: 5
Views: 3936

Re: start print from any layer

I guess there is a crude approximate way if you know which layer the print stopped at. Remove part printed object from platform. Remove filament from extruder. Start the print again, as there is no filament nothing will print ! Watch the layer count as it prints. When you get to the layer number the...
by mr6k
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Base plate heating is low in the end.
Replies: 13
Views: 7885

Re: Base plate heating is low in the end.

MEK evaporates somewhat more slowly than Acteone. Their relative toxicity is a matter of debate if one trawls the web, however many web discussion examples do point out that Ethanol Alcohol is much more toxic than either, and that is what we drink in beer wine etc !!
cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Base plate heating is low in the end.
Replies: 13
Views: 7885

Re: Base plate heating is low in the end.

Drew, Thanks for the info. I do understand it is unwise to "inhale etc in high concentrations and I don't tend to wash with it !!! Here in the UK I can still get it in 5 litre containers via ebay, sent through the post ! Being retired and approaching my 70's, I guess neither MEK, nor many other chem...
by mr6k
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Base plate heating is low in the end.
Replies: 13
Views: 7885

Re: Base plate heating is low in the end.

Drew, have to say I never wear gloves with MEK, I understood it was not toxic, nor carcinogenic. I have been using it for a good 20 years, it's great at removing paint etc from hands !!!! Agreed it will degrease skin but don't think it is as dangerous as you think. Now I did once totally clean a boa...
by mr6k
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Base plate heating is low in the end.
Replies: 13
Views: 7885

Re: Base plate heating is low in the end.

Rather than keeping a very weak solution of ABS/Acetone, I have a sheet of old ABS, made up by dissolving waste ABS parts/support in some MEK then leaving it to harden in an old ice cream tub. Then just before printing, when the platform is warm I pour a little MEK (or Acetone) onto a paper towel an...
by mr6k
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Powering the UP Plus
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

Re: Powering the UP Plus

If you can no longer identify which of the power plug leads went to which solder pad, then I guess you maybe able to work it out using a continuity meter. The ground solder pad will buzz out with any obvious ground track on the board and I assume the metal shroud around the USB connector. Also I am ...
by mr6k
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Website and Forum
Topic: viewing unread posts.
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

Re: viewing unread posts.

Drew,

Thanks, found it.

Happy new Year

Peter
by mr6k
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Website and Forum
Topic: viewing unread posts.
Replies: 3
Views: 2985

viewing unread posts.

OK,

So l have logged into the new website (up2d.com) forum, but cannot find under the board index a "view new posts" or "view unread posts"

Please tell me where I am going wrong as that was the single most useful feature of the old website forum.
happy New Year

Peter
by mr6k
Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White ABS from UP in 700g reels gone!
Replies: 5
Views: 5039

White ABS from UP in 700g reels gone!

In the UK I am having a hard time finding 700g reels of genuine UP ABS. All that seems to be available is 500g reels.

Has UP stopped making 700g reels for UP Plus etc

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make a picture into a 3d print
Replies: 11
Views: 8879

Re: How to make a picture into a 3d print

Yes, Ransen's software is ideal for this I have used it on many occasions, basically it generates a plate where the thickness is defined by the density of the image. many parameters can be set apart from overall plate size. The thickness, height, can be adjusted the initial image contrast and bright...
by mr6k
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: Heating Bed Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 3329

Re: Heating Bed Issue

If your printer is a regular UP model, check the cable under the plate that is looped in the channel, they tend to fail due to the tight bending. I replaced mine with an external version and it has been fine ever since. My mod is somewhere on this forum, if you cannot find it I will search when I hs...