Thursday, 15 June 2017

Resume printing

After a few life changing 6 months, it was time to get the printing back on track. However a wee incident with the Up Plus 2 occurred after being packed up for that period of time.
After setting the printer up in my new location in Auckland, It wasn't even an hour into printing when the mainboard & CPU chip blew up, and a rather familiar "burnt ionized" smell originated from the printer. I remember vividly going through the expected range of emotions (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) not to forget the many expletives..
Rather frustrating as I had a number of designs in 1:24 scale ready to print, & a UP Mini that despite best efforts simply wasn't up to the task of a big print. I did however get more detailing done on the diesels in terms of decals & a few details & cab interior on the Di finished using the UP Mini so its still a useful printer to have while the Plus 2 is engaged with sections.
Procrastination ensued but eventually I made the quick visit or 2 to 3D Printing Systems in Pakuranga Heights, Auckland.
With many thanks to the great guys at 3D Printing Systems I've secured a replacement. Let the printing resume!

UP PLUS 2 printing a 1:24 eeDF section
Whilst there I took a snap of their latest offering, being the UP Box. Impressive specs, the print area being 255 mm width, 205 mm depth, 205 mm height. I could double the length of each section & print 4 sections at once. It could as an example, print the 1:24 eeDF's entire shell in 1 go & leaving 4 sections to join instead of the current 8. I can't guess how many hours it would take until I tried it, but it certainly would eliminate all that micromanagement involved printing 1 section at a time.

1 comment:

  1. the upbox would be great....ill just dream abit more!