I’ve had my Up Box+ for more than two years now. My ownership has been a mix of happiness with a lot more frustration than I’d like. When printing ABS it’s a joy to use. Try to print pretty much any other material and it’s pure hate.
I was considering adding an UP300 to my print lab. But I’ve decided not to. I’ve had enough.
I’ve tried and tried and tried to be able to print PLA on either glass or the build plate that looks like buildtak. No go. In my opinion Upstudio is crap. I cannot get a PLA part with no supports or raft to print well. Never. Not once.The software either adds a thin raft or support or something. Or it loses several layers exposing features inside the part.
Other top shelf (and lesser) slicers are more configurable and powerful than Upstudio. We should not be shackled to this misery.
I have other complaints about Upstudio but we all seem to know them so I’ll not belabor us here.
To further insult us GCODE is not a viable option. This is more than a decade after 3D printing has become mainstream and GCODE is the lingua franca of the motion control world.
In short, I’m about to buy or build a new machine just to print low-temp parts direct to build surfaces and avoid the hassles of The Up Box with PLA.
Teirtime, if you are about to release something now is the time to say so. Otherwise I’m done with the Up line of printers.