Adam, Peejay, Justin, and I met Saturday to see just how fµ¢%ed our old enterprise Stratasys FDM 2000 is.
To catchup: we got a Stratasys FDM2000 from a garage sale for a song and it came with lots of unknowns. It has sat in our hackerspace and moved with us for almost 2 years.
These things are in good order:
- All 3 axes
- Two extruder steppers and gearboxes
- Two extruder heaters and the envelope heater
- Onboard controllers
- Model liquefier hot end
Problems that we found:
- Support liquefier blew out. Need to tear down and fix.
- Can’t connect via software. May be related to Adam’s serial adapter.
Great news! We have tons of consumables! Spools and spools of ABS, support material, some cool looking elastomer and foam for the build platform.