Alright, for my latest problem..
I am starting to print with ABS plastic and I am having trouble getting my
bed up to 110 degrees. The highest temperature I can get the bed to, and
have it hold steady, is 85. At this temperature the ABS is just not
sticking well and so I am having problems printing. I have checked through
old posts and found that I was not using both 12V lines form my power
supply so i corrected that problem but it didn't help. I have also tried
putting layers of aluminum foil under the heated build platform to help
insulate it but that did not help much either. I have had success getting
the bed up to 110 if i put towel onto to insulate the top of the bed, but
the temperature quickly drops when I remove it.
Any suggestions to help get this thing to 110 degrees and hold it there? I
would be fine with just using the towel to get it to 110 degrees, and
starting my print as the bed temperature is most important at the start so
if it dropped while printing I likely would still be okay, but I cant even
get it to start printing as the software is always waiting for the
temperature to be at set point and steady and it never is. since the temp
is constantly dropping once I remove the towel (using slic3r).