Friday, May 18, 2007


Dropping foamboard

After printing the first five layers of the polymer pump this morning I finally had to admit to myself that foamboard was not going to work as a surface for printing HDPE objects on. While you can print a raft and a layer or two on it the repeated heating of the foam substrata warps the board to where you simply don't have a flat surface worth the name any more.

This was not a happy denouement for me. While I haven't exactly cornered the market on foamboard I have bought several pieces and it hurts my Scots-Irish soul to know that I'm not going to be able to use it. It was also not a very convenient time for this sort of development to manifest.

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