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mann-properties
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heated bed

Post by mann-properties » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:35 pm

on long prints should you turn off the heated bed after you are pretty far along?

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Re: heated bed

Post by ednisley » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:11 pm

mann-properties wrote:turn off the heated bed after you are pretty far along?
At least for my PETG-on-glass-with hairspray process: the first few layers would shrink as the platform cools, the part would eventually pop off the glass, and the finished object would resemble an attractive bird's nest sculpture.

If you're chiseling parts off a platform chilled to freezer temperatures, then it probably doesn't matter.

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