How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by Jules » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:45 pm

Oh, forgot to mention - if you do get the Amazon stuff - it's a bee-yatch to cut, pick up one of these as well - makes it a lot easier! :D

http://www.amazon.com/Hyde-Tools-45730- ... utter+tool

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by PcS » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:26 pm

I cut mine with a pair of good scissors and it worked perfectly. I could never get it to lay flat enough for my liking . I am looking at a better way to glue it down . If I find it I will be running the pei as well.

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by dramsey » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:33 am

jimc wrote:i think almost everyone on the forum has one already. in the past year i have made more of those than i can remember. :lol:
Um, no. Not everyone.

Do you still offer them?

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by jimc » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:47 am

sure send me a pm

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by dramsey » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:43 pm

OK, here's a question: if I'm getting good results printing PLA on bare glass-- cleaned meticulously between prints-- what's the advantage of a PEI bed surface?

(I ask this as someone who has the PEI and tape right here on the desk beside me, uninstalled.)

More reliable bed adhesion? (How hard is it to pop prints off PEI anyway?)

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by Jules » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:05 pm

No more meticulously having to clean the glass between prints. That's your only advantage if you currently like what you are doing.

PEI acts like an adhesive that you don't have to keep applying. Keeps prints from warping up at corners if you don't have the gap set perfectly. (And don't forget to sand it first with some superfine grade sandpaper.) Once it cools, prints pop right off.

But if you're not ready, just hang on to it, or apply it to your spare borosilicate. (That's what I did....then wound up switching to that entirely.) :D

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by dramsey » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:10 pm

AH, see, I didn't know about the "sand it" thing. Thanks!

But can you define "super fine grade": 1200 grit?

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by sthone » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:39 pm

Think it's about time to try this PEI... I broke out chucks on 3 different pieces of glass this week running ABS :x Jules did you find the 3M tape for attaching the PEI on amazon too? (if so do you have a link?)
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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by Jules » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:47 pm

dramsey wrote:AH, see, I didn't know about the "sand it" thing. Thanks!

But can you define "super fine grade": 1200 grit?
Yeah, automotive grade - (1000 and up.) Actually, a Magic Eraser is just about ideal. (It works by micro-abrasion.)

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