This looks like a cool project:
File this under things that look really cool and would be fun to play with but serve no purpose.
I got a couple prints last night completed with ABS on extruder #3.
Everything came out really well and stuck onto the bed.
Thanks for all the help Pierre!
The spool is still loaded if anyone wants to use it.
To get the ABS to stick I had to set the print settings on the first layer at 1.2mm wide. Anything less and the parts will lift mid print or not adhere at all.
If anyone is printing ABS and needs support material down to the print bed, I’d recommend building a small raft into your part that the support material prints onto and make sure that raft prints with a big fat bead of filament. Ultra thin layers like support material won’t stick to the bed at all with ABS.
Hey all, I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting my prints in ABS to stick to the bed.
Thin extrusions won’t stick at all, peeling off as they are laid down. This is especially problematic if I am trying to use a brim or raft, or any support material.
The only thing I have found to work so far is turning up my extrusion width on the first layer to 0.7mm (2x default width), which gets things started. I’ve had a few failed prints after that due to part shrinkage lifting the material corners off the bed.
My thoughts on the subject are:
Would bundling all these things together make sense for myself or a tech savvy consumer?
Just a thought that needs a couple numbers to go into a spreadsheet…