Success!

I have worked out most of the problems on my 3D printer and successfully printed a large, reasonably complicated part. It is a custom fixture for a hex copter. Here is a video of part of the build process.

Here are some pictures of the finished product.

I have since installed a better webcam to take periodic pictures. I am using Yawcam to post the images through FTP to my web site.

New webcam added to 3D printer

New webcam added to 3D printer

And here is the quality of picture I can now capture.

newest

The edges of the part are lifting off of the heated bed. I plan to try an ABS-acetone slurry to keep the part stuck down. Ever since I made the two halved, aluminum plate print bed cover, I can reuse my Kapton tape several times. If I use fresh tape and clean it with Acetone, adhesion also improves.

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