An opportunity arose to get a hold of a sheet of flat ceramic. This is a little bigger than the heat bed, but the corners are rounded enough to make it fit. It is flat and parallel within .0002" but failed due to a large chip on one of the edges. Instead of letting it get shattered in the dumpster I asked permission to test this $1095 plate as a print surface.
Monday, April 23, 2012
New Print Bed
So previously I had mentioned that I upgraded to printing on a piece of glass from the Home Depot. Well, that was working very well but I was still getting some warping issues and sometimes the glass wouldn't seem that hot. It was suggested to make ABS juice out of dissolved ABS scraps, but I didn't really want to store acetone in my apartment.