The beast is alive. Electronics showed and all sorts of other bits and bobs showed up last week and we’ve been squeezing in a couple late nights to get the mendelmax up and running. You can see from the photo that the coffee pot was an integral part of the process. We’ve got a heated pcb for the build platform but at the moment we’re going to get calibrated printing PLA so we don’t need a heat bed yet.
First calibration cubes off the printer show impressively tight clean layers for a first go and also illustrate that PLA needs a fan for cooling, otherwise you get the drooping and sagging that you can see halfway up the prints.