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by Lawrence
Sun May 12, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Small nuts and bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 10731

Small nuts and bolts

Hi all A few days ago some one on the forum asked about small nuts and bolts. So, here are a few: Small bolts2.jpg From the left, the 1st is a purchased 3mm diameter nylon nut and bolt. Next is a printed 2.75mm diameter set, then a 2.5mm set and on the right is a 2.25mm set. All nuts do screw on to ...
by Lawrence
Sun May 12, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Video: Unboxing of Formlabs
Replies: 4
Views: 6331

Re: Video: Unboxing of Formlabs

Fantastic! And now I have to save up for this one!
by Lawrence
Sun May 12, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taulman 645 Nylon
Replies: 76
Views: 60612

Re: Taulman 645 Nylon

Hi all I really like the 618 supplied to me by Jamie (wilsonj). It bonds well and when printing at 0.15mm layers, the layers tend to "crystalise" together to make a very strong bond. And even more so at 0.1mm layers. I will be receiving a digital microscope soon - when it arrives I hope to be able t...
by Lawrence
Fri May 10, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Looks like we are up and running
Replies: 101
Views: 82194

Re: Looks like we are up and running

Hi I cannot honestly say that I have printed M2.5 nuts and bolts, but I do print M2.75 nuts and bolts. To test it, just download a nut and bolt from Thingiverse and try it. These ones: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8796 are M15, and print well. Load a nut and bolt from these, then down-size them ...
by Lawrence
Thu May 09, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio
Replies: 142
Views: 103679

Re: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio

Hi Roller.
I closed in my carport to turn it into a workshop. So, my car is out in the weather also. Now I am using the workshop and a bungalow. I don't really have to worry about space, because when my wife gets fed up with it all and moves out I will have the whole house to use.
Regards
Lawrence
by Lawrence
Thu May 09, 2013 6:09 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: UP! 1.18 Display Language
Replies: 5
Views: 6022

Re: UP! 1.18 Display Language

You could try removing it from your computer, then download and install it again. Or you could learn Chinese!
by Lawrence
Wed May 08, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio
Replies: 142
Views: 103679

Re: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio

Hi Julia
I have already had to upsize my workspace. With all the cool gear available to tempt us, I might soon need to rent a warehouse ... and it's only a hobby for me.
by Lawrence
Tue May 07, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is the print quality?
Replies: 18
Views: 12940

Re: How is the print quality?

Hi Roller So far my Up! has only printed ABS as my repraps do all the work with the other plastics. I now do similar to you. In my Up!Plus I only use the genuine Up! filament. For ABS and now nylon also, I am using my Makerbot clone. I am now printing with either ABS or nylon through the 0.4mm nozzl...
by Lawrence
Tue May 07, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Printrbot become smaller,simpler and cheaper
Replies: 2
Views: 4489

Re: Printrbot become smaller,simpler and cheaper

Hi all
Louertuy has posted more spam here.
by Lawrence
Tue May 07, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D printing service needed in Beijing
Replies: 4
Views: 4423

Re: 3D printing service needed in Beijing

Hi all
the posy by Louertuy is spam. It has nothing to do with 3D printing
by Lawrence
Wed May 01, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Question about Up! Plus hole capabilities
Replies: 9
Views: 10545

Re: Question about Up! Plus hole capabilities

Hi I have just printed this sample showing holes and curves, using genuine Up! filament with 0.15mm layers, and set to Fine. The holes from left are 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm. Yes, there are small gaps in the print around the holes because I did not optimise the settings for the model, but these a...
by Lawrence
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Question about Up! Plus hole capabilities
Replies: 9
Views: 10545

Re: Question about Up! Plus hole capabilities

Hi Bruce
I will be going to Austechexpo next week.
For any others in Melbourne interested in going, here is their website with details and online registration.
http://www.austechexpo.com.au/
See you there Bruce.
regards
Lawrence
by Lawrence
Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Question about Up! Plus hole capabilities
Replies: 9
Views: 10545

Re: Question about Up! Plus hole capabilities

Hi I had this model on hand with 2.81mm diameter holes - three each side of the small enclosure. I also made the nuts and bolts that secure the lid on it. holes.jpg Showing the accuracy of the Up!Plus, I also made the M2.8 nuts and bolts that were used to secure the lid. holes2.jpg If that does not ...
by Lawrence
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio
Replies: 142
Views: 103679

Re: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio

Hi hajime
I always use a Gekko sheet. See: http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 960#p16254
by Lawrence
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio
Replies: 142
Views: 103679

Re: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio

Hi hajime I have not tried the Cubex software. The only software I have used is Up! software and ReplicatorG (for my Replicator clone from Flashforge). While Cubify restrict users to using only their filament at what appears to be highly inflated prices, I will not consider their products. I do use ...
by Lawrence
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio
Replies: 142
Views: 103679

Re: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio

Hi There are plenty of large format printer that have a better print quality than the Up!Plus, that is, is you have deep pockets. It would be easy to spend many tens of thousands of dollars on a 3D printer - if you have a use for it and can justify that amount of money. Last year I posted a comparis...
by Lawrence
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio
Replies: 142
Views: 103679

Re: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio

Hi Hajime You can keep looking and comparing for ever. It seems that every other day a new 3D printer hits the market, and it gets more and more confusing. Go ahead and buy the Up! Plus and enjoy this great little printer. I am sure that after you buy it something better will come along - hopefully ...
by Lawrence
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: Polycarbonate part
Replies: 4
Views: 6184

Re: Polycarbonate part

Hi amd-tec
I checked out the supplier.
I am guessing it prints a very strong model ?????
What extruder temperature did you print it at?
Regards
Lawrence
by Lawrence
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio
Replies: 142
Views: 103679

Re: UP! Plus or CubeX Trio

Hi I have also been taking a peek at the printers offered by 3DFactories. For me the PROFI3DMAKER looks good. Enclosed built area, max 280c extruder, large print area. All it needs is a heated print area and it would be hard to beat. Having said that, I have not found the Up!Plus build size to be to...
by Lawrence
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Raft keeps lifting from perfboard
Replies: 6
Views: 10968

Re: Raft keeps lifting from perfboard

Hi When I started with my Up! Plus I also had rafts lifting off the printbed. Luckily, I found out about the Gekko sheet. Very little problems with lifting, even printing large models. I should mention that in my Up!Plus I only use the genuine filament. Gekko kits are currently available on eBay: ht...