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by lukeott
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Hi from Poole Dorset UK
Replies: 3
Views: 4549

Re: Hi from Poole Dorset UK

Hi Just seen your post and as you're not a million miles away from me I thought it only polite to reply. I take it you have an Up Plus 2? I had a small problem with mine where the nozzle height wasn't being set correctly. The best thing is to check the height manually, it's very simple the instructi...
by lukeott
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: What is the realistic maximum model size of the UP Plus?
Replies: 6
Views: 6091

Re: What is the realistic maximum model size of the UP Plus?

I have an Up Plus 2 and as I understand it they changed the design slightly from the original and the clips are now integral and sprung loaded, rather than using separate bulldog clips. As they are sprung loaded they get pushed out of the way by the nozzle when printing raft right up to the edge of ...
by lukeott
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Printer X-axis offset
Replies: 8
Views: 14096

Re: Printer X-axis offset

I had this problem too. The X axis (yes, it got me confused calling it X rather than Y to begin with) micro switch was not loose, but I bent the roller arm a little so that it referenced (clicking noise on initialisation) in the correct place. I should point out that I did this after speaking to the...
by lukeott
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass on an Up Plus 2?
Replies: 18
Views: 16346

Re: Glass on an Up Plus 2?

It has for the dozen or so prints I've done on it so far. I'm sure that it won't last as long as pyrex, but it's cheap and readily available.
by lukeott
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass on an Up Plus 2?
Replies: 18
Views: 16346

Re: Glass on an Up Plus 2?

cordawg92 wrote:I'm thinking of picking up some glass for my UP Plus as well. Could I use regular picture frame glass for this? It's quite the hassle to find Borosilicate glass locally.
I used picture frame glass, seems to be OK.
by lukeott
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass on an Up Plus 2?
Replies: 18
Views: 16346

Re: Glass on an Up Plus 2?

As a follow up from this I have added some rubber discs under the bed as per Drew's instructions and it makes it so much easier to level. I've cut some picture framing glass to 140mm square and used that with a wipe of Pritt stick glue (UK equivalent to Elmers I guess) and it worked a treat for smal...
by lukeott
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass on an Up Plus 2?
Replies: 18
Views: 16346

Re: Glass on an Up Plus 2?

My main reason for thinking about putting a rubber disk under the table was to make it easier to level the bed. I'd never considered the rigidity issue before it was pointed out.
by lukeott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass on an Up Plus 2?
Replies: 18
Views: 16346

Re: Glass on an Up Plus 2?

you are trying to create a solid connection between the build plate and nozzle
I've just put some pressure on the table, yes I see what you mean.

I have some 3mm thick nitrile rubber, I think it's good to 160 deg C. Will cut out some disks and follow your instructions.

Regards

Luke
by lukeott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass on an Up Plus 2?
Replies: 18
Views: 16346

Re: Glass on an Up Plus 2?

I'll be interested to hear how you get on. My table is currently levelled to within 0.2mm across the surface and I was considering doing this mod by Drew Petitclerc to make it easier to level in future: http://pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=753&sid=b370cfb928759617c090a8f77e84be6f#p5471 Howeve...
by lukeott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass on an Up Plus 2?
Replies: 18
Views: 16346

Re: Glass on an Up Plus 2?

Hi Peter

The table on the Up Plus 2 is 140mm wide x 160mm deep, so that confirms the extra 20mm is just room for locating the sensor.

I'm going to try to get a 140mm sq sheet of glass next time I pass a picture framing shop and have a go using some glue stick.

Luke
by lukeott
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass on an Up Plus 2?
Replies: 18
Views: 16346

Re: Glass on an Up Plus 2?

I've been wondering this myself. I don't think you will lose any build volume as the table is rectangular yet the build area is square. I'm guessing that the original Up Plus had a square table, but I don't know. So I think the new table has been extended to allow for the nozzle height detect sensor...
by lukeott
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First impressions Afinia VS Cubify
Replies: 21
Views: 19004

Re: First impressions Afinia VS Cubify

ALL the raft and support settings, as well as the slice settings of the model are stored with the model file, so when you choose it from the USB drive, it just works.... Models can be saved as UP projects (*.UPP) which saves the parameters. In this way it will be quicker to get up and running next ...
by lukeott
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2
Replies: 9
Views: 10876

Re: Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2

That seems to have done the trick.
by lukeott
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2
Replies: 9
Views: 10876

Re: Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2

I've tried that, but if I pull the strip out far enough to get underneath the nozzle it falls out of the plug holding it in place completely. I've also whipped the X-axis cover off and checked the micro switch is secure. However the roller arm on the switch is really quite loose, is that normal? I w...
by lukeott
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2
Replies: 9
Views: 10876

Re: Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2

wackojacko wrote:What you need to do is loosen the screw that holds the height calibration. Then slide the sliver metal pp3dp switch forward by a couple of mm and then tighten it.
Just the silver part or the little board with the plug it is attached to also?
by lukeott
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2
Replies: 9
Views: 10876

Re: Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2

That's what I wondered too, but (with the machine off) when I push the table away in X as far as it will go I hear the switch clicking just before it hits the hard stop. It's also the first thing that Graham at Denford thought but he said he's never encountered it before. If I have to send it back I...
by lukeott
Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2
Replies: 9
Views: 10876

Nozzle Height Detect - Up Plus 2

I'm having a problem with my Up Plus 2. I've been speaking with the UK supplier (Denford) and they are speaking to PP3 about it, but at the moment it is looking like the machine may have to go back to them. So before that happens I thought I'd ask if anyone else has had this problem on their Up Plus...
by lukeott
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Nozzle Height/Platform Calibration - Up Plus 2
Replies: 3
Views: 5600

Re: Nozzle Height/Platform Calibration - Up Plus 2

Thanks for the explanation, that's why I can see the first couple of raft layers being different across the span of the perfboard. I'd already decided I was going to level the table using a DTI, just to be sure. Any idea why I might be getting the variation in Nozzle Height? I would have thought tha...
by lukeott
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Nozzle Height/Platform Calibration - Up Plus 2
Replies: 3
Views: 5600

Nozzle Height/Platform Calibration - Up Plus 2

Hi I've had my Up Plus 2 for a couple of weeks now and I'm really pleased with it. I've now had the nozzle block up 3 times and after asking for advice on this forum I think that Julia's comment about soft ABS being pushed into the nozzle is causing the problem. This has led me over the weekend to l...
by lukeott
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Can't Initialize
Replies: 2
Views: 3173

Re: Can't Initialize

I've had this same issue twice on my Up Plus 2 (under Win 8). Both times I tried rebooting pc, checking drivers, etc, and both times it was fine after I turned the Up off an on again. I should have remembered the sage advice from the IT Crowd: http://youtu.be/nn2FB1P_Mn8 :D Hope this works for you i...