Favorite Print Surface?

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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by Farr0wn3d » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:50 pm

My vote is for a 1.5mm sheet in addition to the borosilicate with 6 larger binder clips. I mostly print in PETG and similar materials and PEI has been amazing, and clipping it to the glass makes removal of the sheet and flexing the sheet to pop the part off a breeze. Nylon and TPE aren't suited to PEI but the glass works for those, (PVA on the glass for Nylon)

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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by rsilvers » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:34 pm

Made this Mic-6 plate today:

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I use purple gluestick. Gluestick or certain types of hairspray are the way to go.

I am always surprised when I see people still using obsolete surfaces such as Kapton tape, painter's tape, ABS glue, etc.

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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by Mach » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:53 pm

I've been using PEI glued to the glass. Works well for PLA and ABS. After breaking the glass the other day, I stuck a build tak sheet on the replacement. It works too well. I'm having trouble getting PLA unstuck. Its back to PEI when I get a new piece of glass.

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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by rsilvers » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:30 am

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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by Farr0wn3d » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:56 am

could just put a piece of electrical tape on the surface and take the temp of it, no?

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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by Lateralg » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:31 pm

Zebra Plate:

1) Good settings for ABS?
2) Mount on top of glass plate, or don't use glass plate?
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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by Jules » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:14 am

Lateralg wrote:Zebra Plate:

1) Good settings for ABS?
2) Mount on top of glass plate, or don't use glass plate?
It's a stand alone - no glass plate. (You will need to reset your Starting Height.)

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2482&hilit=zebra+plate

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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by pyronaught » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:45 am

Having to put ANYTHING on your plate for adhesion is not the way to go. Gluestick, hairspray, ABS slurry... all of it adds two extra steps: putting it on and cleaning it off. Screw that-- just use PEI and be done with it. One plate does all, never have to muck it up with anything and it is indestructible.
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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by Lateralg » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:49 pm

Sounds good; I'm ready for something better.

What's your success rate with ABS?
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Re: Favorite Print Surface?

Post by 3dPrintingMD » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:02 pm

I honestly can't get anything to stick on a consistent basis with PEI.

I primarily use my MIC-6 with hairspray, but would love to get away from the hairspray if I could by using PEI.
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