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How to remove a print?

Posted by Jon Steward 
How to remove a print?
January 01, 2014 10:44AM
I've managed to do my first print. (I was lucky)
But not sure how to remove it or prep for the next one.
Re: How to remove a print?
January 01, 2014 11:07AM
I let the bed cool, then try to push the piece off sideways. If that doesn't work, then I push a paint scraper under it. At the start of the next job, I spray a little isopropanol on the bed and wipe if off with a duster. But I'm a novice when it comes to 3d printing, so there may well be better advice available.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/2014 11:08AM by dc42.

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Re: How to remove a print?
January 01, 2014 11:49AM
If I have problems removing a peice, I remove the glass then use an air duster upside down to rapid cool the piece/bed works great smiling smiley


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Re: How to remove a print?
January 02, 2014 04:59AM
I use water pump pliers to grab the object and bend it a little to lift one of its sides,
if it is still stuck I bend / lift one of the other sides until the object pops off the bed.

  • The energy is directed to the object and not the bed.
  • It gives me a lot of grip on a very small part of the object.
  • It prevents me from touching the bed with my greasy hands.
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