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by lukeott
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Layering 'side-steps' during printing
Replies: 8
Views: 6558

Re: Layering 'side-steps' during printing

I've just had exactly the same problem on a print at the weekend. I'm afraid I don't know what caused it (next print was OK), but if you find out I'd like to know.
by lukeott
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distorted print
Replies: 15
Views: 13021

Re: Distorted print

Fortunately I don't have any ovality problems at the moment, but I'll remember this if it does happen.
by lukeott
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distorted print
Replies: 15
Views: 13021

Re: Distorted print

Result!

I did as you suggested and changed the Support Angle to 80 degrees and ticked Stable Support, then wiped the warmed perfboard with acetone just before printing and it's come out nearly perfect.
Thanks again.
by lukeott
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distorted print
Replies: 15
Views: 13021

Re: Distorted print

Thanks Julia

I'll try all those suggestions and let you know how I get on.
by lukeott
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distorted print
Replies: 15
Views: 13021

Re: Distorted print

Hi Julia

Understood. From memory it seemed about right, but I might run the first layer again tonight just to be sure.

Regards

Luke
by lukeott
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distorted print
Replies: 15
Views: 13021

Re: Distorted print

That bit about the squashed radius makes perfect sense, as it's most pronounced on the corners of the print. make sure the initial platform height is high enough that the first layer gets well-pushed into the perfboard holes. I'm not too sure what you mean. Are you saying the nozzle height should be...
by lukeott
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distorted print
Replies: 15
Views: 13021

Re: Distorted print

Yes. I used the Auto Level feature which takes 9 platform readings and offsets them, then checked it afterwards using a slip of paper as a feeler gauge.
by lukeott
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distorted print
Replies: 15
Views: 13021

Re: Distorted print

I should probably also mention that I printed with a raft (default settings) and before printing calibrated the nozzle height and platform level using the built-in tools on the Up Plus 2.
by lukeott
Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distorted print
Replies: 15
Views: 13021

Distorted print

Hi I've had my Up Plus 2 for a week now and am pleased that it's been as simple to use as I had hoped. However I've printed an item a couple of times now and it's coming out really distorted. Here is what the part looks like: up screen dump.jpg and here are a couple of photos I've taken of one of th...
by lukeott
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Difference between Mac and Windows software
Replies: 8
Views: 7656

Re: Difference between Mac and Windows software

Thanks for your input. I was planning on using TinkerCAD to create simple models to begin with. If I do anything more than that I will probably use the package we have at work. It's called Part Modeller from EdgeCAM and of course it is Windows only! It's no Solidworks and I haven't used it yet but i...
by lukeott
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Difference between Mac and Windows software
Replies: 8
Views: 7656

Re: Difference between Mac and Windows software

roller wrote:So ... if you run the Mac version don't look at the Windows software and you will be naively happy!
Ignorance is bliss!
Thanks very much for your help.
by lukeott
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Difference between Mac and Windows software
Replies: 8
Views: 7656

Re: Difference between Mac and Windows software

Oh.
Can't say I'm warming to the idea of running the Mac software after your glowing review :lol:
I obviously don't know what the latest printing features are that I'd be missing out on but I figure that as a newbie I could do with all the help that's available in the software.
by lukeott
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Difference between Mac and Windows software
Replies: 8
Views: 7656

Difference between Mac and Windows software

Hi I'm new to 3D printing but after a fair bit of research I am going to buy an Up! Plus. I've read on this forum that there are differences between the Mac and Windows version of the Up software. Could anyone tell me what those differences are? I am planning on running it with a Mac running Mountai...