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    Post Sticking your Part to the Build Plate...

    Hair spray!

    Okay, said.

    Now, for those playing with build plates and finding that adhering your parts is more science than luck.

    I'm up for exploring the science.

    Our build plates have limited life. And at USD$99 plus shipping, I prefer to stretch the lifetime of my plate.
    Unfortunately, I already killed one... fortunately, I already killed one.

    The original glue on the plate method works well. I've had a lot of trouble removing prints when using PLA.
    Then you have ABS that just wants to curl up on the plate.
    And guess what, if you cool your PLA parts during printing, they too will curl.

    So we've done some homework already on the glue. It could well be a clear washable Elmer's school glue.
    I'm on the lookout for it on shelves but I haven't run across it yet.

    Only recently did I discover painter's tape. Being a cyclist lets you pick up lots of junk.
    Part of that mountain of stuff were two rolls of painter's tape. One is the 3M #2090 available everywhere.
    Another is an off brand called IPG. They both act -very- differently. The IPG holds as well as the glue!
    Funny thing is, I have a different material on the build plate now. And with the 3M tape, I need to use the Cube Glue.
    I don't know if others have trouble with this on a standard build plate, but would love to hear about it here.

    So, about hot-beds... what do you do if you get the bed up to 100*C?

    Alright people. This is a place to talk about sticking it to the build plate. Give us your best and your worst.
    Last edited by TommyDee; 02-21-2017 at 10:17 PM.

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    This is everything that you need to know: http://www.print3dforum.com/showthre...-Build-Surface

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    Agreed. At least for PLA, sticks hard as hell.

    For ABS seems you still need heated bed tho.

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    Did you get yours, Bo?

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    nO, not yet

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    Really curious as to what substrate they are using.

    I have worked with very fine sandpaper glued to Mylar.
    Put an adhesive backing on that and you should get sticking.

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    I ordered some lokbuild and will give that a try when it gets here in 2 days.

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    Looking forward to your review, Mythandar.

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    Hopefully it works good with abs. I accidentally ordered 2 spools of abs that I had meant to order as pla. I had been planning to re-spool my pla cartridges, but now i'm printing with my 2 abs cartridges and will re-spool them when they run out.

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    ABS is still problematic for me. I print a lot of turned parts for work reference. Curling parts are kind of a detraction.

    Do remember that 3DS did default ABS prints to include the sidewalk.
    This helps as a sacrificial "peel" with the hopes the print will be short enough to keep it from failing.
    This type of feature should help an ABS print hold long enough to finish reasonable print times.

    If the print is somewhat organic in nature, you just want to lift it on supports that are gathered in a smaller footprint.
    The peel worsens as the footprint increases.
    Last edited by TommyDee; 02-22-2017 at 02:33 AM.

 

 

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