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Projects and Models / Re: How to print a large model in sections...
« Last post by joemar on January 28, 2015, 05:34:53 PM »
Thanks to the guide, will try how I can work perfectly for this one. Is that a simple guide anyway? I prefer first the simple steps and forward.
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Projects and Models / Re: First project - Wunderlich window latch
« Last post by joemar on January 28, 2015, 05:30:42 PM »
Can I request one of this from you.. is it possible? haha... thinking to get the window and door latch fix..
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UP Mini / Hello, and nozzle temperature pegged at 361 C
« Last post by Thread on January 27, 2015, 12:41:20 PM »
Hello,

I was changing spools using "withdraw" someone asked a question and in explaining I missed the cycle. I re-initiated the cycle and all seemingly went well. I did hear some clicks, for the first time though.

Later when I started a print cycle I got an "extruder too hot" error and a continuous beep tone. And the nozzle "temperature" stays at 361 c, though it's cool to the touch.

Also it will neither extrude or withdraw. I have also tried jiggling wires coming from the hot side of the extruder head.

Any thoughts and or other help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx.



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General Discussion / Re: Base Height
« Last post by SteveA on January 11, 2015, 06:30:02 PM »
I am wondering the same thing.  I hope that this does not indicate that the guys at 3Dprintingsystems have lost interest in providing support :-(
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General Discussion / Troubleshooting: No longer feeding
« Last post by Russell Mullens on January 11, 2015, 04:02:05 PM »
I've been loving my up mini for a while now. Today was the first day I've had some hardware issues.

Whilst trying to extrude, the plastic was 'clicking' as it tried to go through the hot end but wasn't making any progress.
I thought the time had finally come for me to clean the printer.

Took the nozzle off and soaked it in acetone. That didn't help. Made the nozzle look like new though.
Took the hearing element off and drilled out the dried plastic. It looked like it needed the cleaning.

My problem was that I was still getting the clicking whilst extruding and nothing was coming through.

Turns out, the plastic was a little thicker from the roll. Flaw in manufacturing or maybe the weather here in Melbourne (Australia) has had its way with it.

Cooler heads prevailed and I just chopped off a length of filament from the roll and am happily printing again.

May this story save you some stress.
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UP Mini / Up mini table won't preheat
« Last post by Vasily on January 09, 2015, 01:52:46 PM »
Just got the printer, everything was working fine. Now, I try to preheat the table and its temperature doesn't change a bit.

I tried turning the printer on and off, tried both the 15 minutes preheat and the 1 hour one.
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UP Mini / Top surface rough or unfinished
« Last post by SteveA on January 05, 2015, 09:38:01 AM »
Hi, I'm a newb playing around with my new Up Mini,

So far most things are going well, but in the objects I have been printing with recently the top layer is not sealed where you would be expecting it to be,  It is only a small object (a keyring tag) that is 50mm X 20mm X4mm so has a reasonably flat surface.  But the honeycombing is visible at several points on the top, especially near the edges.  All the other surfaces are good.

I have Quality set to fine, Z resolution 0.20mm, Fill set to the second finest setting, and all the other settings set to default. The "door" at the nozzle is closed. None of the model is red in the Up app, although the whole thing is very light pink.  In the latest print I did click on the "fix" button to see if that would help.  I don't really understand the 'Unsolid' setting is for, but I have not ticked that.

Can anyone think of a reason why the top layer would not be sealing and what settings I could try in order to get a better result.  The model was created in 123D Design, but I have had the same problem with a downloaded file from Thingiverse.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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UP Mini / Re: "Printer Disconnected" Computer wont recognise 3D printer
« Last post by Chris Call on December 15, 2014, 10:32:19 AM »
I have the same issue. My main board is toast and a replacement board is at least 400.00. I have yet to hear back from the support people on whether they can repair or replace the main board with a used part.
I can get a whole printer for 599.00 so I cannot justify a 400.00 main board.
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General Discussion / Re: Base Height
« Last post by ali76j on December 14, 2014, 03:52:30 PM »
Thanks mate,

I am wondering why there is nobody from 3D answering this question as for support!!!
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General Discussion / Re: Base Height
« Last post by Stuartblarg on December 13, 2014, 01:25:36 AM »
It looks like they may have removed the option in an update to the software, as you have noticed the picture in the manual is different from the current UI.

It's possible that the fuction has become obsolete because the printer builds only the amount of raft that is necessary and minimising it further could cause the job to fail.

There is an option for "Support - Dense: This represents how many layers of ‘solid’ (dense) material form part of the support structure directly beneath the model. Default = 3 layers" im not sure if lowering this will get the outcome you desire, you can only lower it by one layer so it wont make much of a difference.

Sorry if this wasn't the answer you were looking for.
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