Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Aluminum FTW

I went down to the metals supplier in Ann Arbor today and grabbed a hunk of 1/8″ aluminum plate from their scrap pile – it was even almost exactly the right size (close enough) without cutting.  I replaced my glass print surface with this and started a print this evening.  It’s very nice, I like it better than the glass.  It heats more evenly and weighs less, and is plenty flat.  Just have to make sure that there’s tape over the edge where it might touch the power leads to the circuit board.

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