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Printing Laywoo on an UP?

Post by cordawg92 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:23 pm

Hey Guys,

I recently bought some Laywoo filament, but I'm still too nervous to try it on my UP Plus 2. I have an octave temperature switch, but I'm assuming that I would be better off trying it on the PLA setting? Also, I'm assuming that Laywoo filament needs to be printed on glass rather than the perfboard?

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Re: Printing Laywoo on an UP?

Post by scubamatt41 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:23 pm

FYI

" When you print Laywoo 3D on the mini at ABS setting, it looks more like plastic rather than wood. But when you print it with the PLA setting it looks like MDF. Sort of woody effect without the typical wood structure, just one color.
I guess it will work on the your UP plus 2. When you use the temp control while printing (if it can be done?) it will create a more wood like effect I guess. But don't go near the ABS extruder temp ( my advice )

If you want I can send you one of my own special brand of print sheets, they stick like crazy, drop me a PM if your interested.

http://pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6805

Matt
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Re: Printing Laywoo on an UP?

Post by cordawg92 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:43 pm

Hey Matt, I would very interested in buying one of your sheets. I was actually thinking about this a couple of weeks ago, but I couldn't figure out how to contact you. I'm not really used to how this forum works so I'm not sure how to send PMs. Maybe you could send me a PM? or contact me through my website: http://www.cperlman.com

Thanks for the tips! I guess I'll try to print on the PLA setting to begin, since I want the material to look closer to MDF rather than plastic.

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Post by DrewPetitclerc » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:48 pm

I print on glass with a temp mod from:
http://www2.artaylor.co.uk/pp3dp.html
If you check my posts an the phone covers I make you will find 2 I made with the light cherry.
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Post by cordawg92 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:55 pm

DrewPetitclerc wrote:I print on glass with a temp mod from:
http://www2.artaylor.co.uk/pp3dp.html
If you check my posts an the phone covers I make you will find 2 I made with the light cherry.
Do you think that it's worth the cost? That's pretty expensive for a temperature mod. I've considered buying it before, but I haven't heard too much about it. Also, is there a way to be able to post instantly, without having my posts verified before appearing?

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Re: Printing Laywoo on an UP?

Post by josejuako » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:13 pm

Hi Drew.
If I need 285 degrees for example for a polycarbonate wire , with control temperature measurement of Taylor I can put over 260 degrees ? . Or the limit is 260 ?.

Thanks

Jose

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Post by cordawg92 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:11 am

scubamatt41 wrote:FYI

" When you print Laywoo 3D on the mini at ABS setting, it looks more like plastic rather than wood. But when you print it with the PLA setting it looks like MDF. Sort of woody effect without the typical wood structure, just one color.
I guess it will work on the your UP plus 2. When you use the temp control while printing (if it can be done?) it will create a more wood like effect I guess. But don't go near the ABS extruder temp ( my advice )

If you want I can send you one of my own special brand of print sheets, they stick like crazy, drop me a PM if your interested.

http://pp3dp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6805

Matt
Hey matt, I really want one of your print sheets, but I'm not allowed to PM yet.

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Re: Printing Laywoo on an UP?

Post by scubamatt41 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:49 am

Hi cordawg92,

I read your posts and PM's I hope the price is okay for you!

Cheers, Matt
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Re: Printing Laywoo on an UP?

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:34 am

josejuako wrote:Hi Drew.
If I need 285 degrees for example for a polycarbonate wire , with control temperature measurement of Taylor I can put over 260 degrees ? . Or the limit is 260 ?.
Jose
Yes Jose,
The controller lets you run the temp up to 300c and down to 190c in 5c increments.
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Re: Printing Laywoo on an UP?

Post by roller » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:42 pm

But you can do the same yourself with less than $10 worth of switches and resistors.

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Post by JuliaDee » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:06 pm

josejuako wrote:Hi Drew.
If I need 285 degrees for example for a polycarbonate wire , with control temperature measurement of Taylor I can put over 260 degrees ? . Or the limit is 260 ?.

Thanks

Jose
If you want to go the inexpensive way, I calculate you need a 4,300 Ohm resistor in parallel with the thermocouple in order to get 285C. Since it's in parallel you can just clip or tack-solder it across the connector terminals to test; no need to cut any wires.

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Re: Printing Laywoo on an UP?

Post by doraemon » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:58 pm

roller wrote:But you can do the same yourself with less than $10 worth of switches and resistors.
True. But that assumes you know where to buy the parts and how to assemble it. For work, I didn't bother; I just bought the mod. My soldering skills are awful and I don't have the time to try to cobble something together. The mod comes with a nice LCD display for temperature and it's easy to use. With dozens of users potentially using this printer, that's a plus.

It this was for a home printer, I'd probably try to make a mod like you've done. It all comes down to how much your time is worth.

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