I had my first attempt at printing ABS. Needless to say, I ran into problems, but it also pointed out one important issue to me.
We were promised that the bed would go from 20 degrees to 100 degrees, as noted on the campaign page:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/snapmaker/snapmaker-the-all-metal-3d-printer/description – under the “Specification” heading.
So why are we only getting 80 degrees? My readings on ABS state that we should be printing anywhere between 100 and 120 degrees Celsius. 80 degrees is a LONG way from that. This seems like it is going to be a serious fetter to printing ABS and other higher temperature plastics.
I’m more than a little irritated by this. Changing the laser from 500w blue to a lower wattage blue/violet, I understand. Changing the rotational speed of the CNC bit, I understand. But this… it would have been so easy to just give the bed a little more juice to bring it up to a workable temperature, why stop so short?
Please tell me there is a good, working solution for raising the bed temperature…