The left is (roughly) the same model as the right, but printed at low quality; left is PLA printed on the 5th gen, right is ABS printed on the 2X; but notice the curling on the bottom of the 2X print, while the 5th gen is perfectly flat – HUGE improvement.
Tips for printing on a 5th gen from our friend Alex at Amtek. We may be purchasing one in the near future…
I had to figure out a way to zip tie this thing to a flat wall, so I created a custom wall mount on the Makerbot. How I did it in this PDF.
We only use ABS plastic for the MakerBots that we have, but to give you some context, here is a great, short article from Make: magazine that describes the differences.