Quick post(or update);
Inconsistent, scattered instruction/documentation(problems of a wiki) Misaligned prints (holes did not line up properly and had to re-drill holes) Missing parts – Customer Support had to mail me the missing parts… twice. Product recall/workaround (power Y-splitter Defective chip on board – Customer Support was able to diagnose and send replacement chips to solder Varied, conflicting instructions on calibrating Z-Axis(outside of main Makerbot site)
- confusing directions(maybe related to first item?) regarding ABP
So, it turns out the Z-axis issue, including the warped rod was due to the top lid applying varied amounts of pressure on the rods – it is no longer an issue and z-axis movements are smooth and controlled!
I give up on the ABP – the belt has warped and stretched AND the ABS no longer sticks. I’ve resorted to using the acrylic base. As long as I don’t have ANY changes in the temperature, I don’t have any warping!
Detailed post to come.
But, at this point, I can say that I’m finished with assembly of the product! …only took 3 months. 😐