Last night Kurt tried out the Mankoti e180 3d printer. This was from his email:
I grabbed the prints this morning. The raft for that print really squeezed through the print bed so it took some time and effort getting it off print bed. you notice that hole on the bed needs to be cleaned out. I couldn’t find a heat gun to help with that. hum… now that I think of it, I probably could have warmed up the bed again to help get the print off the bed.
Attached are a couple of images of the pieces, you’ll notice that print lifted off the raft on one side it does seem to have affected the print I think it happened late enough in print that it didn’t cause a problem. the other little glitch is the shafts all have a slight offset in the, not sure what going on there. Also, the supports are difficult to remove, next time I would reduce the density of the supports if I used ABS.
overall I think the prints turned out well, minus the little offset on the post.
I’m learning a lot about the printer which I hope to post about soon. Bruce, Steve and Ed have given lots of useful advice. My goal is to have a, more or less, plug-n-play 3d printer that any hackspace member can rely on.