Monday, October 12, 2009

Plastruder done!

The plastruder's done, so I set it up and gave it a try.

Good news: I actually got my first plastic out of the nozzle!

Bad news: at some point, the plastic clogged up and pushed the heater barrel right out of the PTFE plastic.

I'm waiting for things to cool down enough so I can figure out what happened. My guess is that I had the feed speed too high, or maybe the plastic was melting too high up, or maybe the plastic rod kinked.

This oughta be a fun repair...

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