[EMS Discuss] Is the 3d printer working?

Tue Jun 11 09:15:08 PDT 2013

Tom and I played with it some last night.

It was strange that my test parts printed very well, but his looked like 
they were printed by another poorly adjusted printer. One problem was 
that the parts weren't sticking very well to the bed but if the bed temp 
was too high, then the layers wouldn't cool properly and you would get a 
rubbery mess. I haven't really seen that problem before. I wonder if the 
green plastic has slightly different properties than the others we were 

Maybe we need to clean the bed or put new tape on it? Skeinforge has 
better control over bed temp than Slicer, so that might be the one to 
use for demos.


Rick Osgood wrote:
> Are either of you going to be there tomorrow to get the printer going?  I
> haven't used it since the upgrade so it will take some learning for me to
> get it going.  I'm going to try to get there by 5 if not a little sooner so
> I can try and get it going but it would be nice if someone familiar with
> the new version were there too.
> On Monday, June 10, 2013, Bob Miller wrote:
>> I tried to print another wide flat thing Friday night.  One corner
>> came off the bed.  If we print small, well-attached things, we should
>> be okay.
>> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 5:48 PM, Mr. Clif<EMAIL HIDDEN<javascript:;>>
>> wrote:
>>> I'm not sure how Bob's part came out but I printed something and it was
>>> perfect! Granted it was a simple test print. I was hoping to try some
>> more
>>> but may not have time tonight.
>>>      Clif
>>> Rick Osgood wrote:
>>>> I've heard mixed reports lately about the thingomatic.  Is it working?
>>>>    KVAL is going to be at EMS tomorrow at 6 to get video of it working so
>>>> we
>>>> need to make sure it's in working order.  Can someone please let me
>> know?
>>>>    If it's not working I'm going to have to go try and fix it.
>>>> Rick
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