This will be my build thread for the new FMC Karl released.
I started yesterday with the 2 front panels, Sadly my build plate is not big enough for the single print, but Karl managed to split the 2 parts really nicely compared to other 3D prints out there so you don't even see the seam.
The top part came out pretty nice. My ender has some issues sometimes so I was actually very happy with the result. 0.1mm layer height with ironing on. Will require a little bit of filler and sanding but all in all a pretty decent part. This took about 9 hours with 25% infill. The support material came off very easy.
I did a quick screen fit test and it was a perfect fit!
I've had this screen for almost 2 years now, just laying around waiting for a perfect FMC. Karl, you have supplied and I'm a happy man! The screen protector is still on even ;)
One good giggle I had while looking at the fit on the back, Luckily this is a "Good Display". Thanks China!
Next up was the bottom half, the final couple layers didn't really go that well and I feel like the ironing made things a bit worse. But again, nothing a bit of filler and some sanding won't fix:
This print took another 9 hours, this time with 0.3mm layer height and ironing. With the 0.1mm layer height it would've taken about 20 hours. I want to get this build together and working before I start making things extra pretty! When it's all functional and together I'll hopefully have saved up enough to get a bigger printer to print everything in one part. Hopefully I can have someone print the buttons in resin for me. I would love to have the backlighting!
The 2 parts fit snug together and make a solid part. Currently printing the backplates (I am following the build guide and it asks to print the buttons first, but I want to have it all screwed together first!)
That's all for now, I'll update when I have more to show.