Blogging from the bot farm, previously reprapatopolis.com
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I've read a few places that PLA is difficult to use in the warmer places of a reprap, that it can warp, and deform. I haven't seen anything definitive, just some anecdotes, so I have some testing to do. I'm printing up a prusa X-axis and extruder to replace the ABS bits on my reprap. I'm making them as a direct snap in replacement. I should be able to keep the same Skeinforge settings, print for a while and see how it comes out.
In other news I'm using my heated bed again, it makes PLA prints almost perfect. I still get little the "character" of PLA issues; blobs, hair-like strings, but distinctly much better than anything I've done before. Unfortunately this bed, as it is, will not work for ABS, I can only get it up to about 60C.