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Print Surface

Posted by DeLaVega 
Print Surface
March 10, 2010 10:25AM
Hi guys,

Well I have a functioning Mendel but I still can't print properly.
The print just doesn't stick to the surface, what are you guys using?

I tried MDF and plexiglass (acrylic).

I need a long term solution that isn't a heated bed.

I'm using ABS.

Re: Print Surface
March 10, 2010 11:20AM
ABS should stick to acrylic even if it isn't heated. That is what the both the Makebot Cupcake and the BfB RapMan use. You will need a raft though if you aren't heating the bed. If the raft does not stick make sure the nozzle is low enough to squash the filament against it.

Re: Print Surface
March 13, 2010 03:16AM
Using blue masking tape (aka painter's tape) works very well too. And it has the advantage that it's easily replaceable, so you don't need to worry about damaging the surface.
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