06/27/2016 at 14:55 •
I tried printing something else in ABS with less surface area and it refused to adhere to the BuildTak even at 80deg C. So keep in mid if you want to print ABS you need to give the model as much surface area on the bed as you can and keep the bottom shell thin as you can.
I'm not a huge fan of ABS anyways, so I tried PETG at 235C and 60C respectively and had no issue with the prints. I used .2mm height and 35mm/min speed.
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06/26/2016 at 03:11 •
I fixed the Z-Axis Rods and added it to the instructions.
I put Blue Loctite 242 on the screws for the limit. You have to be careful not to get any on switch it can eat the plastic. I'd like to move it in the future to allow me to easily set my Z-offset.
I also made a test print in ABS, it came out very well for a $200 ish dollar printer.
06/24/2016 at 20:14 •
I didn't like using the logs for work progress. I did wan't the most important stuff at the bottom, so I moved everything to the step-by-step section. I'll just use the log for general comments going forward.
06/24/2016 at 13:23 •
My next task is going to make sure the Z-Rods are square with each other and stop them rattling. Also, my Z-Limit switch is starting to rattle loose so I need to fix that as well.