EPIC 3D Printing Fail

Today’s Lesson: BOX
mightysox:

Last night’s print, in the top 2 photos. It was a large piece of a multi-piece print I’m getting started on now that I like how the printer is behaving.The top photo looks great. I’ve never seen the printer be this consistent. Really excited.The middle photos shows some pretty serious layer separation. This is because ABS likes it hot. Real hot. The extruder is set to 230C, and the bed is at 85C. Unfortunately, the house is cold. Real cold. So - as the print lays out, the ABS starts cooling at different rates, and that makes it curl and eventually split.The fix for this is to keep the entire print environment at a higher temperature, then let it all cool simultaneously. You do this with an enclosure.Tonight’s “print” is the bottom photo - the bigass box. It’s MDF on 4 sides, and would have a hinged acrylic front if Home Depot labeled their acrylic sheets with their actual dimensions. (I’m exchanging soon) So! The printer goes in the box. The box shuts. The box keeps the printer warm. My ABS prints get better layer adhesion!I love box.
Today’s Lesson: BOX
mightysox:

Last night’s print, in the top 2 photos. It was a large piece of a multi-piece print I’m getting started on now that I like how the printer is behaving.The top photo looks great. I’ve never seen the printer be this consistent. Really excited.The middle photos shows some pretty serious layer separation. This is because ABS likes it hot. Real hot. The extruder is set to 230C, and the bed is at 85C. Unfortunately, the house is cold. Real cold. So - as the print lays out, the ABS starts cooling at different rates, and that makes it curl and eventually split.The fix for this is to keep the entire print environment at a higher temperature, then let it all cool simultaneously. You do this with an enclosure.Tonight’s “print” is the bottom photo - the bigass box. It’s MDF on 4 sides, and would have a hinged acrylic front if Home Depot labeled their acrylic sheets with their actual dimensions. (I’m exchanging soon) So! The printer goes in the box. The box shuts. The box keeps the printer warm. My ABS prints get better layer adhesion!I love box.
Today’s Lesson: BOX
mightysox:

Last night’s print, in the top 2 photos. It was a large piece of a multi-piece print I’m getting started on now that I like how the printer is behaving.The top photo looks great. I’ve never seen the printer be this consistent. Really excited.The middle photos shows some pretty serious layer separation. This is because ABS likes it hot. Real hot. The extruder is set to 230C, and the bed is at 85C. Unfortunately, the house is cold. Real cold. So - as the print lays out, the ABS starts cooling at different rates, and that makes it curl and eventually split.The fix for this is to keep the entire print environment at a higher temperature, then let it all cool simultaneously. You do this with an enclosure.Tonight’s “print” is the bottom photo - the bigass box. It’s MDF on 4 sides, and would have a hinged acrylic front if Home Depot labeled their acrylic sheets with their actual dimensions. (I’m exchanging soon) So! The printer goes in the box. The box shuts. The box keeps the printer warm. My ABS prints get better layer adhesion!I love box.

Today’s Lesson: BOX

mightysox:

Last night’s print, in the top 2 photos. It was a large piece of a multi-piece print I’m getting started on now that I like how the printer is behaving.

The top photo looks great. I’ve never seen the printer be this consistent. Really excited.

The middle photos shows some pretty serious layer separation. This is because ABS likes it hot. Real hot. The extruder is set to 230C, and the bed is at 85C. Unfortunately, the house is cold. Real cold. So - as the print lays out, the ABS starts cooling at different rates, and that makes it curl and eventually split.

The fix for this is to keep the entire print environment at a higher temperature, then let it all cool simultaneously. You do this with an enclosure.

Tonight’s “print” is the bottom photo - the bigass box. It’s MDF on 4 sides, and would have a hinged acrylic front if Home Depot labeled their acrylic sheets with their actual dimensions. (I’m exchanging soon) 

So! The printer goes in the box. The box shuts. The box keeps the printer warm. My ABS prints get better layer adhesion!

I love box.


Not a complete failure, but the uneven borosilicate build platform resulting in an interesting pattern when the first layer of the raft was being applied. View Larger

Not a complete failure, but the uneven borosilicate build platform resulting in an interesting pattern when the first layer of the raft was being applied.


Vapor Bracelet Epic Fail
Submitted by printedsolid
This was a experiment in vapor polishing and dying colorFabb XT amorphous biopolymer.  It started out as a printed Emmett Stretchy Bracelet.  Then was polished to a beautiful transparency.  
Then I mixed up a batch of black RIT dye.  Boiled water mixed with some vinegar.  Mixed in the dye.  Dropped in the bracelet and…  epic fail.   View Larger

Vapor Bracelet Epic Fail

Submitted by printedsolid

This was a experiment in vapor polishing and dying colorFabb XT amorphous biopolymer.  It started out as a printed Emmett Stretchy Bracelet.  Then was polished to a beautiful transparency.  

Then I mixed up a batch of black RIT dye.  Boiled water mixed with some vinegar.  Mixed in the dye.  Dropped in the bracelet and…  epic fail.