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by mr6k
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Website and Forum
Topic: new forum and website feature request
Replies: 9
Views: 10087

Re: new forum and website feature request

Jason, It is under annoucements, not discussions, my error sorry

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Website and Forum
Topic: new forum and website feature request
Replies: 9
Views: 10087

Re: new forum and website feature request

Jason,
You seem to have ignored for a long tome that there is already such a topic wish list under the up plus heading called dissciussions, then wish list. If you cannot even respond to this why should we believe starting a new forum would help!

peter
by mr6k
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very weird model shift issue
Replies: 9
Views: 10709

Re: Very weird model shift issue

also check for dirt, dust build up in the belt drive area especially the top belt, i have found abuild up here fouls the bearings.
cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Waffle surface
Replies: 11
Views: 10304

Re: Waffle surface

Personally to really clean bearings and rods I soak in a bath of clean petrol (gasoline). Give the whole bath some good agitation spin the bearings in the bath and then blow through with air to dry them. Even if the bearings are still attached to ABS plates, the short time in petrol does not seem to...
by mr6k
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions from new Up Plus 2 user
Replies: 13
Views: 14140

Re: Questions from new Up Plus 2 user

doreamon advised that th UP plus waits for the bed to heat up before it starts printing. Not sure this is the case. while I am not running the latest softwarem mine ignores the actual bed temperature and only uses the extruder up to temperature before printing. For the bed temperature I tend to go i...
by mr6k
Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowden Tube
Replies: 8
Views: 7217

Re: Bowden Tube

Roller, I do believe the tube that guides the filament from the spool to the extruder can be regarded as a bowden tube, a type of bowden cable. The Bowden patent basically describes its use on the UP. A means of guiding a inner cable (the filament) allowing the inner cable to curve /rotate etc witho...
by mr6k
Sat May 10, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: perspex (acrylic) platform height
Replies: 2
Views: 3476

Re: perspex (acrylic) platform height

hi R-A, I ran it for about 20 jobs of various sizes but then needed a heated platform for some other material. So I built a new wiring scheme to the platform. Used silicon flexible cable taken from the connector by the vertical axis, took it out of the back of the horizontal axis and around to the t...
by mr6k
Sun May 04, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A few issues
Replies: 45
Views: 31702

Re: A few issues

to test whether it is PLA or ABS is easy. ABS will melt in acetone (nail varnish remover) or MEK, PLA will not.

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: X-Axis Drifting
Replies: 8
Views: 9779

Re: X-Axis Drifting

Check for dust build up under the x axis runner between runner bottom and top of sheet metal below it. I found the build up started to jam the X runner, subtle at first but got so bad stepper lost steps. With UP turned off gently move the head along the X axis, if it gets tighter at certain points t...
by mr6k
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Time remainning
Replies: 5
Views: 5715

Re: Time remainning

Hi Roller, Software V1.16, ROM 6.02 , Firmware 3.00, I like to keep using what I find as a stable setup ! I guess I believe there is layer feedback as the layer number changes precisely when a new layer starts, I know the time is out, largely because the timer starts before things are up to temperat...
by mr6k
Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard ABS usage. What to expect?
Replies: 6
Views: 5397

Re: Standard ABS usage. What to expect?

Woofy,
I have tried several non oem white abs reels, one from cd writer, several from other sources on reels marked makerbot. Apart from the odd undersize sections I fond they work ok at standard temperature
cheer

Peter
by mr6k
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: Time remainning
Replies: 5
Views: 5715

Re: Time remainning

Roller,
The printer does continue to talk to the pc, at least it does in terms of layer count, and any fault flags. you may well be right about time remaining.

cheers
Peter
by mr6k
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: post printing - how to safey park it
Replies: 8
Views: 6698

Re: post printing - how to safey park it

You could place a lump of foam below the platform, sufficiently unthick to not effect a tall print.
cheers
Peter
by mr6k
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard ABS usage. What to expect?
Replies: 6
Views: 5397

Re: Standard ABS usage. What to expect?

It may depend on your ambient room temperature. I use cheaper ABS and have done so without any temperature mods for 2 years here in the UK, ambient between 17 - 27 degrees c. I only added a temperature mod when I wanted to print Ninjaflex etc.

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: A few mods i plan to make
Replies: 11
Views: 9262

Re: A few mods i plan to make

Jose, I presume you believe MingTai has copied Drew's bracket. But I don't think he has and it seems neither does Drew. If you compare Mingtai's bracket with Drews there are subtle differences. Drews has a small guide stop protruding from one face, MingTais does not. Also MingTais radiused edge whic...
by mr6k
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Placing of part above the print board
Replies: 1
Views: 2804

Re: Placing of part above the print board

any vertical offset above or below the platform is ignored, and the software always sets the lowest part of the object to the platform base. It was on a wish list somelong time ago to fix this, so that one could start a print, on top of another, or slice a print so it did not print anyqthing shown b...
by mr6k
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber plastic advice
Replies: 13
Views: 15775

Re: Rubber plastic advice

I have been using Ninjaflex on an UpPlus. Because it is so "floppy" it tends to jam in the feed tube and needs, as Julia stated elsewhere, a spool holder with near zero friction (proper ball bearings). Even in these conditions I found I had to continuously push the Ninjaflex into the extruder. So I ...
by mr6k
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Filament to make rigid objects
Replies: 10
Views: 9002

Re: Filament to make rigid objects

I reckon ABS is the most rigid material with some bending strength. PLA maybe be a bit more rigid, however it is also brittle and biodegrades. Taulman nylon is strongest in terms of bending, but is a lot less rigid than both ABS & PLA.

Just my twopenceworth.

cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommendation of 3D scanners please
Replies: 8
Views: 7551

Re: Recommendation of 3D scanners please

Roller,
I stand corrected.
cheers

Peter
by mr6k
Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommendation of 3D scanners please
Replies: 8
Views: 7551

Re: Recommendation of 3D scanners please

Or you could use the free Autosketch 123d Catch. All you then need is a digital camera and an internet connection. of course Autosketch will also have rights to use any 3d models created !

cheers

Peter