This is my last ABS print on UP!
Tag - UP!
In the last days I've been printing Hairygael's InMoov robot's left hand.
It works pretty well but I need it for a punch server robot that will have to hold a glass.
So I need the thumb to be able to close in a "C" shape with the index.
The UP! software doesn't allow for raft smaller than 2mm. But you can still disable it.
Compared to other slicers I have used (Kisslicer, Skeinforge) the UP! raft is very thick !
The UP! raft structure is made of tunnels and so far it has proved to be efficient. But making such a thick raft is a big waste of material ! (could it be a commercial strategy ?)
Let's see how to print with just a single layer raft...
Some months ago I encountered Hairygael that had printed a fantastic robot hand using his BfB 3000.
Having no luck with the Rapman due to warping, I decided to print it with the UP! printer.
It turned out very well except...
One of the thing I liked on the different videos of the UP! I've seen is it's original filament unrolling system. It used a very clever system with a dedicated motor that could free some filament from the spool when needed. It seems that this feature has disappeared, or maybe it's an option.
The fact is that the UP! I'm testing doesn't come with it and the way the spool gets hold could be improved...
So I decided to build up a better spool holder.