Prints #2, and #3 – One Ring attempts 1 and 2

I found a great One Ring stl file on Thingiverse! Tons of great ideas and files on there. So I eagerly sliced it, validated it, loaded it to the printer, and it printed… what looks like a gasket?

Print #2 - One Ring Failure. Stuck to FEP bed.
Print #2 – One Ring Failure. Stuck to FEP bed.

The print had stuck to the FEP film and not the print bed. Fearing that I caused this by not properly wiping the print bed after washing the validation print earlier, I printed it again and ended up with…

Print #3 - One Ring Failure. Stuck to FEP bed.
Print #3 – One Ring Failure. Stuck to FEP bed.

Another failed print! Getting pretty good at printing gaskets, just not rings. Upon doing some research, I discovered that the printing surface area is too small to stick to the build plate, so it was adhering to the FEP film instead of the build plate. My next post will outline my journey in trying out supports.