Engineering Report – October 20th
We successfully made the 3D printer work today. Its far from being
perfect especially from the firsts layer, but near the end it look
pretty good. Next time we will try to make a fully successful print of
The reason the printer didn’t work before was the nozzle was
completely blocked. We use a rather powerful technique to clear it. We
undid the nozzle and melted the PLA stuck inside with heat and
punching the exit hole with a needle. At the end we were able to claim
it was clean form obstruction once we could see trough.
The reason the firsts layers didn’t print properly was probably
because the first layer didnt hold right in the plate, the glue was
probably too dry.
We will keep cleaning the other colors some other day soon.
Mars160 – Crew Engineer