Good afternoon Lulzbot users.
We bought a Taz 6 to print fit and function fixtures to check brackets we fabricate. We use Cura as our slicing software and when printing using polylite PLA, the printer has performed fantastic. We received our printer 2 weeks ago and have already used over 2kg of PLA.
I am in the process of making a few spare parts before I turn the printer over to our fixture team and ordered the preferred ABS Chroma Strand to make the spare herringbone gears and extruder parts I felt may be suspect in the case of an accident.
Our Lulzbot Taz 6 is open to office air. With the PLA, this has not caused any issues. However, this was disastrous as our prints warped causing a crash and the blowing of one of the quick acting fuses for the servos on the Rambo board.
After cleaning up and replacing the fuse, I fabricated a cardboard box to cover the unit and act as a heat box to keep the ABS from being effected by air drafts. I use this technique on my own personal Davinci 1.0A and it helped when printing ABS. Is the heat box required/recommended when printing ABS?
I am using the easy settings in Cura on standard moder with Chroma Strand 1800 selected. Extruder temp is 245 and bed is 80. I have used a glue stick on the bed as well.
Any suggestions to what I need to do? I am printing the (4) corner posts for the clear acrylic cover from Printed Solid.com I still need to print the other spare parts as well. Looking for suggestions to print as well as the parts on the machine are.