PP3DP UP Printer

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This pages were written with the intention to help RepRap developers, on seeing how closed source PP3DP UP Printers works.

There are a technical details which we can learn just by seeing it printing -- UP Printer have high print quality then any RepRap printer and also prints support material in a way that is very easy to remove, something not done on RepRap.

Printing "Beefed up idle bracket for Wade's Extruder"

The next video were recorded while printing "Beefed up idle bracket for Wade's Extruder" at 0.4mm layer and "fine" quality (the slowest way UP printer prints). In the end the support material is removed and we can see how easy it is done.

Note that UP Printer software takes small computer resources and it was running on some Windows XP "costumized version" installed over Virtual Box. The PC Operation System is Linux Ubuntu 10.10 (version from 2010 and were Virtual Box is installed).
The computer is old and have just 512MBytes of RAM memory (256MBytes RAM to Linux Ubuntu + 256MBytes RAM to Virtual Box/Windows XP "costumized version").

Here is one picture of final printed part: Beefed up idle bracket for Wade Extruder.jpg And the base support after being removed: Beefed up idle bracket for Wade Extruder-02.jpg

Printing a test part with support

To this part, the UP printer software adds automatically support material. The support is relativity easy to remove.

Here are some pictures of final printed part: Test part with support-01.jpg Test part with support-02.jpg Here is one picture of final printed part after removing the support: Test part with support-03.jpg

Prusa Mendel frame vertices at 0.35mm layer

Prusa mendel-frame vertices-01.jpg

The next photos were taken while printing at 0.35mm layer and "fine" quality (the slowest way UP printer prints). The latest photos shows the printed part.

This pictures details how PP3DP UP Printers prints support:

Prusa mendel-footed frame vertices-03.jpg

Prusa mendel-footed frame vertices-04.jpg

Prusa mendel-footed frame vertices-05.jpg

Prusa mendel-footed frame vertices-06.jpg

Prusa mendel-footed frame vertices-07.jpg

Prusa mendel-footed frame vertices-08.jpg

Prusa mendel-footed frame vertices-01.jpg

Prusa mendel-footed frame vertices-02.jpg