Talk:Calibration

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How to fix?

This page doesn't say what to do if there is a problem, only how to find the problem. I'd write it in, but I don't know...

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Someone just added text suggesting that blue tape be laid down in multiple layers. Is this real advice based on experience? I've always laid down exactly one layer of blue tape (on MDF) with great PLA adhesion. I don't see how multiple layers would help the bed at all. It would seem it actually increases the variability in the build surface. If someone has actually compared the two, however, and has experience to back this up, that's something else. (I print on glass now, but printed on blue 2090 for over a year). - Jkeegan 13:42, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Heated Bed and ABS Sticking

I found that sugar-water solution works (around 10g in 100ml) for my ABS on glass with no taping. Extruding at 220C, heated bed at 90C. Sam0737 00:34, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

I found that ABS glue works the best for my mendel. 60/40 mix of Acetone and ABS, heated bed 76-86C. Apply a thin coat with a sponge brush directly to glass, (should be only slightly foggy in appearance. Upon completion of print, blow air across surface and the ABS glue should release from glass. Caution, this can get kind of messy to clean up between prints (thin sheets of ABS flake off the glass), however it is far easier than changing tape. Aznoohwee 16:45, 16 Feburary 2013 (UTC)

Correct X-Y Calibration steps

It's mentioned that the simple scaling method for X-Y distance calibration is not the recommended method. The correct method, or a link to that method would be good.--Msbealo 08:36, 29 March 2013 (UTC)