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Using PLA with UP Mini

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:11 am
by halfluck
Hey Guys,

Just thought i'd touch base to see how I could improve my prints with using PLA on the UP MINI, I've tried temps from 190-230 (in 5 degree bumps) with both doors open and the fan on full. Every job comes out grainy and not smooth like the ABS prints i've been doing.

http://i.imgur.com/ArJlSC1.jpg

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Cheers Rob.

Re: Using PLA with UP Mini

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:05 am
by halfluck
Hey Guys,

Havent heard back so i thought i'd post my progress, Im having more luck with a fan and braket i've created
PLA is printing much better

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2430875

Cheers Rob.

Re: Using PLA with UP Mini

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:20 pm
by rishi06
Hi Rob!

I've been printing PLA for well over 5-6 months now and ironically, it runs more smoothly than ABS on my specific Mini :o I don't know, I have rarely had trouble with PLA once I started printing with the doors open and an extra fan attached to the extruder.

But since it makes the extruder block heavier, and I am already having problems with the magnets, I will borrow your design for the BIG fan that I was thinking of using - externally plugged via USB.

Thanks for the design! :D