Can Up! Mini print unsupported items?

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by Yonih, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Yonih
    Yonih New Member
    Hey there

    I'm looking into buying the Up! Mini for model and props making.. I was wondering though of the capabilities of the printer and would like to receive some feedback from those who know..

    Let's say I want to print some masks.. A full enclosed mask and just a front mask. Since a mask is bigger than 12cm ill print it in parts and glue them..

    But I'm wondering if the printer can actually print the mask as there is a gap where your face comes in and it cannot be supported by plastic because it needs to be empty..

    I have seen a YouTube video by a prop maker that had his Iron Man suit parts printed by ShapeWays and they did the part with quite a bit of "free of plastic" places that weren't supported by anything so it looks like its possible but I don't know of any printer can do it.. Hope I'm explaining myself right here

    Found the item ShapeWays printed for better clarification
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/531376/iron-man-hip-pod-life- size-from-xrobots-co-uk.html?li=productBox-search

    If you get what I'm asking and can answer my question, much appreciated
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2013
  2. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    The Up (mini) usually generates removable supports :)
    But I such questions are better suited for the up/pp3dp forum, it is here:
    http://www.pp3dp.com/forum/
    And contains a lot of user experience with the Up.
    Much more so than here, as only an handful here has a printer at home.

    Cheers,

    Stijn
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013