Cartridge install, take one.Attempted to push the filament through the tubes with some success, but the motors were not grabbing the thread. Turns out I had not cur the end at a sharp enough angle. Once I did that, I was able to push it through enough for it to catch, and out came the stringy stuff.
Test projectI didn't have an immediate work-related project, so I wanted to do something somewhat simple, to make sure the Cube worked, and have something useful. So I decided to print a new case for my Galaxy Note 2. These really aren't made any more, so this created opportunity! I installed the Mac version of the Cube program, then went to the Thingiverse to see if I could find a model. I did, and downloaded the model. It came in 4 different thicknesses, so I opted for the 2mm version for the first try. I imported the file into the Cube program, and flipped over the model so it would not have to print in midair. I exported the Cube file to the USB drive, and inserted it into the Cube.
PrintingThere is a slight odor, not terribly unpleasant. Hard to describe, but a light plasticy-type smell. It's about as loud as a typical inject computer, although a bit louder at times. The estimated time to print is 2 hours. Hopefully it won't be too much of a disturbance today, but it may be good to let others know next time in case anyone wanted to do any quick audio recording.
|Cube at work|
|One more hour|
|25 minutes left|
|2 hours, 12 minutes total|
The hole for the camera and light match okay, though rough. And after I snipped away some of the loose material, it still holds the phone fairly well, but loosely.
I'll sand it a bit and make it look cleaner - I think it picked up some of the glue used on the plate, making it look dirty.
So a number of things to do differently next time, but proof that the machine works as advertised?