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|"Rose"||Beijing Tiertime Technology Co., Ltd.||UP Plus 2||[[Workshop||Rooms]]||Tool: 3D Printer - UP3 (Rose)|
|"Violet"||Beijing Tiertime Technology Co., Ltd.||UP Plus 2||[[Workshop||Rooms]]||Tool: 3D Printer - UP3 (Violet)|
These machines print physical 3D objects, making them ideal for prototyping product designs.
How it works
- Build Volume: 140mm (W) × 140mm (H) × 135mm (D) (5.5” × 5.5” × 5.3”)
- Layer resolution: 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, 0.30, 0.35, 0.40mm
- Print speed: ?
- Travel speed: ?
- Filament diameter: not sure which: 1.75 mm or 2.85?
- Nozzle diameter: ?
- Operating nozzle temperature: ? - 260°C
- Operating heated bed temperature: ?
- Printing technology: Melted Extrusion Manufacturing (MEM)
- Supported Printing Material: ABS, ABS+ and PLA; for best results use ABS or ABS+
- Supported File Formats: STL, UP3, UPP
Using the machine
To use the machine, you'll need to:
- Follow safety precautions
- Design your object
- Obtain materials (filament)
- Set filament in printer
- Position and print
Let's get started...
The machine is generally safe to use, but there is a risk of injury if you start poking around inside the printing chamber.
Step 1: Design your object
Step 2: Obtain materials
See Materials: 3D Printer Filament - you'll need 2.85mm ABS, ABS+ or PLA filament.
Step 3: Set filament in printer
Step 4: Position and print
- Connect your computer to the printer via USB cable
- Install the software on your computer and launch it
- From the menu:
Initialize- the printer will find its reference point
- Drag and drop your
.up3file onto the app window
- Position the object on the printer bed shown in the app window
- From the menu:
- The time to completion is pretty accurate.
Hints & Tips
Filament can come on a coil, rather than a roll, so you will need to roll it up on one of the empty spools before you can use it. Take care not to get everything tangled by looping the coil on a broomstick, and wind it as tightly as you can. Recommended also to stand the spool on a heated bed of the printer for ten-twenty minutes to adapt it the tighter curvature so it doesn't spring loose when you feed it into the machine.
- Reduce: Does a solid object need to be solid inside? Often it doesn't - a hollow object will use up less filament.
- Recycle: Depending on the plastic used, it can go in the recycling bins near the kitchen.
- Disposal: If all else fails, put waste in the workshop bin
It would be nice if we could create a Precious Plastic recycling system.
If the advice below doesn't solve the problem, please create a new issue to let us know.
The print is curling up off the bed
Set the platform to pre-heat:
- From menu:
- Before you print, you should get the temperature of the platform as close to 110°C as possible.
- Using the a cover (upside-down box) will help, but you'll probably still only get it to around 105°C
- Follow the instructions in the UP Plus 2 user manual (see link at top of this page)
Printing from Linux
Use a Virtualbox VM with Windows installed on it. Before the Windows version will see the printer, you'll have to enable USB sharing:
- Install the UP Plus 2 software and drivers the same as you would for a normal Windows install
- Install the [Virtualbox Extension Pack](https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads Oracle VM) so you can use USB 2.0
- Add yourself to the vboxusers group so that Virtualbox has access to the USB devices:
sudo usermod -aG vboxusers <your username>
- Reboot your computer to ensure changes are applied fully
- In the settings for the Virtualbox VM, enable
USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller
- Either add a USB device filter to pass through all devices, or add one for the UP Plus 2 specifically (it will need to be plugged in to show up for that)
It's run out of filament
Obviously, from time to time our filament will run out - either that, or you might want a particular colour. If you want to purchase filament, you can do so from 3dfilaprint.
- If the machine is broken or needs maintenance, create an issue in the issue tracker (link in Troubleshooting above)
- Label the issue:
Tool: 3D Printer - UP3 (Rose)or
Tool: 3D Printer - UP3 (Violet)as applicable
- If broken, add
- If maintenance required, add
- If parts or consumables need purchasing, add
- Label the issue:
- Consumables: Materials: 3D Printer Filament
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