My first prints

My first prints were an extremely good learning experience. Some of them went flawlessly, others had quite a few issues.

The translucent pla was already setup in the machine so I chose to use it for my test prints. I downloaded 2 stl files from http://www.thingiverse.com/, one for a desktop cell phone holder, and one of batman.  My favorite by far is the batman head which came out perfect.  The cell phone holder curled a little during the printing process and so the sides came out a little messy.  We think that the translucent pla might be cooling too fast or have more shrink to it because the projects have had a tendency to curl up off the platform while using it.  Sometimes we’ve seen the plastic goop up a bit too.  Either way, Batman came out pretty cool.

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