PP3DP UP Printer
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:
And the base support after being removed:
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:
Here is one picture of final printed part after removing the support:
Prusa Mendel frame vertices at 0.35mm layer
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: