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by Lawrence
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC
Replies: 15
Views: 23066

Re: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC

Hi I agree. I have always received good service from both Caitlin and Lee at Bilby. While here, I must add that recently I also received prompt service from Jamie (wilsonj) when the platform heater died. I phoned Jami on Monday 4th November to enquire if he had the part in stock, ordered it and rece...
by Lawrence
Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: New Octave Temperature Controllers - Very Nice
Replies: 5
Views: 10719

Re: New Octave Temperature Controllers - Very Nice

Hi
I could have been interested in the $49.00 eight settings controller but Octave don't ship to Australia, and on Amazon the shipping costs appear to be very expensive.
It's a shame that a local supplier doesn't stock them.
Regards
Lawrence
by Lawrence
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Another day, another 3D printer but..
Replies: 19
Views: 17977

Re: Another day, another 3D printer but..

Hi Sam My laser engraver is a 50 watt water cooled machine with a 500 X 300 mm work area. I use it t9o engrave labels cabinet labels in acrylic for local manufacturer.The thickest acrylic sheet I have used is 10mm and it cut through it easily. The laser well engrave but not cut metal. I am also cons...
by Lawrence
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: what convinced you to buy an Up!
Replies: 31
Views: 27403

Re: what convinced you to buy an Up!

Hi again ... may I say that there is a great deal of satisfaction in designing specifically a part to fit in a project, then making the part, fitting it and see it working, instead of sourcing parts that don't quite fit then having to modify the project to make the part fit. I do guarantee that you ...
by Lawrence
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: what convinced you to buy an Up!
Replies: 31
Views: 27403

Re: what convinced you to buy an Up!

Hi again When I say I have not printed the big ball bearing, that wasn't strictly true. I have never printed it at full size, but I have printed numerous copies of it - reduced to both 10mm and 12mm inside diameter. I always carry a 10mm bearing and an M2.5 nut and bolt (a pic is on Bruce's website)...
by Lawrence
Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Another day, another 3D printer but..
Replies: 19
Views: 17977

Re: Another day, another 3D printer but..

Hi Sam,
I have a laser engraver/cutter, so cut them myself. Also 3D printed the nuts bolts and brackets on my Up.
If you send me a private message we can arrange something.
Regards
Lawrence
by Lawrence
Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: what convinced you to buy an Up!
Replies: 31
Views: 27403

Re: what convinced you to buy an Up!

Hi I was trolling through Youtube and came across the "Impossible print" in which an Up!Plus was used to print a large working ball bearing assembly made in a single print. I was in awe, and must have watched it 10 times. I was hooked, and had to get an Up! to be able to do the same. Interestingly, ...
by Lawrence
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC
Replies: 15
Views: 23066

Re: Poor customer service from Bilby CNC

Hi Sam I can going offer my experiences with Bilby CNC. I have bought two 3D printers from Lee at Bilby CNC. I bought an Up!Plus a little over a year ago. The delivery was prompt, and when I later had a problem with the extruder heater cable, Lee was prompt to rectify the problem. Recently I took de...
by Lawrence
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Warranty condition in paper?
Replies: 3
Views: 4095

Re: Warranty condition in paper?

Hi Also depends whether you buy it locally from a reseller and the rules of the jurisdiction. It is important to buy through a local reseller. I bought a laser engraver from a Chinese seller falsely claiming to be an Australian reseller. After only 2 days a stepper motor driver failed. Despite numer...
by Lawrence
Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Another day, another 3D printer but..
Replies: 19
Views: 17977

Re: Another day, another 3D printer but..

Hi Sam. Yes, I do have the a Flashforge Creator and an Up!Plus. Just to complicate it more, I now also have an Mbot Cube 2. Each has its own good points and bad points, but each is a winner in certain uses. Up!Plus was my first printer. It is an open design with a robust metal frame. It has one extr...
by Lawrence
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: up 3d printing for primary schools
Replies: 6
Views: 7168

Re: up 3d printing for primary schools

Hi DON'T LET KIDS NEAR 3D PRINTERS. my primary school age grandchildren (and with my first great grand child due in February, and before too many years also at primary school) can already use the cable TV remote and other devices around the house better than me. I'm not sure I want to see 8 year old...
by Lawrence
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: printsheets / boards
Replies: 15
Views: 15036

Re: printsheets / boards

Hi all Recently I tested Matt's printsheet, the Gekko, and another from another supplier, for the purpose of testing the adhesion properties of the sheets while printing. Using genuine Up! filament (I only use genuine filament in my Up!Plus), each was tested twice using the following model: Print sa...
by Lawrence
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: 8-Step Rotary Temp Controller
Replies: 24
Views: 26358

Re: 8-Step Rotary Temp Controller

Hi Julia
Simply brilliant. Both the controller, and you.
Regards
Lawrence
by Lawrence
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3d printer + pet safety? (birds)
Replies: 10
Views: 9617

Re: 3d printer + pet safety? (birds)

Hi all I tend to think that keeping 4 cocketiels and the possibility of catching some ailment from them in the confined space if your bedroom may be a greater health risk than inhaling ABS fumes. Also they drop feathers and spread seed husk that may get onto and into you printer - causing print prob...
by Lawrence
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Buying
Topic: Ordering from pp3dp.com
Replies: 5
Views: 7338

Re: Ordering from pp3dp.com

Hi all Regarding: I'm from Russia and want to buy "UP! Plus 2" printer direct from your website, instead of official resellers, which set too expensive price (1841 USD if I'll buy by myself instead of 2419 USD if I'll buy from resellers). Is it possible? And in case of "yes" I want to know can you s...
by Lawrence
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Part of the model missing?
Replies: 6
Views: 5792

Re: Part of the model missing?

Hi
I agree. A pic of the model on the Up! software would be good. Was part of the model shown in red? Did you use the FIX option to repair the model?
Regards
Lawrence
by Lawrence
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: 3D printed Earthware
Replies: 14
Views: 10409

Re: 3D printed Earthware

Hi Jamie
that is very impressive. What are the dimensions of the antique earthenware vase you just 3D printed.
Regards
Lawrence
by Lawrence
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: botObjects full color fdm printer (desktop)
Replies: 9
Views: 10606

Re: botObjects full color fdm printer (desktop)

Hi my attitude to all "announced" new technologies it that because there is regularly "ground breaking technology breaking inventions or innovations" that then are never to be heard from again, until they are available to purchase, they don't yet exist. Afterall, in the 1950s and 1960s we were being...
by Lawrence
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: other open source softwares to use with UP! Mini
Replies: 4
Views: 5627

Re: other open source softwares to use with UP! Mini

Hi I agree with you Jamie in your praises of the Up! software. But I would have to put Makerbot Makerware software along side the Up! software for ease of use, slicing speed, and support generation. Where Makerware nudges ahead is that the extruder and printbed temperatures are adjustable. Where the...
by Lawrence
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: PVA
Replies: 5
Views: 5206

Re: PVA

Hi An interesting figure that has been quoted is that only 10% of users of multiple extruder/nozzle 3D printers actually use more than one of the extruder/nozzles when printing. Plus, it seems reasonable that those 10% only use more than one nozzle for some prints. I own a twin extruder/nozzle Repli...