Questions tagged [build-surface]

The surface the print is created on as part of the build platform.

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Add base to STL mesh?

How do I add a base to the surface I'm trying to print? Target machine is a Creality Ender 3 Pro. I'm using numpy-stl and surf2stl to come up with the desired surface in python: ...
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Is a lighter magnetic pad better?

I've had a magnetic sheet on my Ender 3 for some time. It came with a Creality 3D flexible bed. I've since got a couple of PEI coated steel plates and use it with that. I noticed it had a lot of crud ...
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How to clean / remove frosting from build-surface

I recently got into 3D printing. Printer Setup Model: Ender-3 Board: 4.2.2 Firmware: Manufacture version of Marlin with BLTouch (Aug 2022 update) Auto-level: CR-Touch Bed Type: Stock --- Textured PEI ...
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Are magnetic hotbed plates interchangable?

The Anycubic Kobra Max comes with a glass plate. I need to use a textured PEI plate for my Kobra Max. As I understand it, the PEI plate needs to be used on a magnetic bed plate. Currently, there is no ...
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Rough surface coated PEI textured build surface to fit Anycubic Kobra Max?

I have an Anycubic Kobra Max. It has a bed size of L430*W410. I would like to print a rough surface as shown here: To do that, I need a coated PEI build plate, and I need to print the surface ...
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Do unused PEI sheets degrade over time?

Will build surfaces coated in PEI lose their qualities, such as adhesiveness, if left unused but removed from packaging for long periods of time?
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How to remove ABS from PEI Sheet

Recently building a new printer, I went with a Wambam PEX system. When I began printing ABS I found it did not stick very well and eventually purchased a new build plate and a PEI sheet since PEX isn'...
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How can you prevent the build plate from slipping?

I have just set up my new 3D printer. However, the build plate keeps slipping while printing. I tried to use binder clips to keep the plate in place, but this makes the build plate unlevel, messing up ...
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Will glue sticks form a barrier on a build surface to prevent PETG from damaging the surface?

Will glue sticks, such as Elmer's All Purpose, Cra-Z-Art washable or Scotch Permanent, form a barrier on a build surface to prevent PETG from damaging the surface? While forming a barrier that holds ...
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What is the best build surface for PETG?

This question doesn't necessarily have one answer. I'm looking for a build surface that doesn't tear up when removing the PETG print, but still holds the PETG down and keeps it from warping. I am ...
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Resin printer build plate scratches/ damage

I have an anycubic photon, and occasionally have trouble removing prints from the build plate. While trying to removing prints I've put some scratches into the surface, as I guess I've come in at the ...
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Paper as build surface - how will that work?

I have a Creality Ender 3 that needs a build surface (both the build-tak sticker and the removable stiff backer). My dad has been pestering me to try using paper as a disposable surface. I am hesitant ...
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Ender 3 build surface is sticking up in the middle

I have had my Ender 3 for a few months now and have loved it! I recently noticed that the build plate, the black removable part of the print bed, is sticking up in the middle. If I poke it, it goes ...
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I am using a stereo 3D pen. What surface should I use?

Using a 3D pen I printed a small box. However, I was doing it on plain paper and of course the paper didn't come off the plastic very well. It didn't matter for that specific case, but if I want to ...
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