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Which glass for heated bed

I am building my CoreXY 3D printer with 350x350 mm heated bed at about 4 mm thickness. I just found out that borosilicate glass is unavailable at the local glazier. He offered tempered or ceramic ...
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How can I correct *second and third layer* elephant foot?

I'm attempting to print this print-in-place bag clip (in the 80 and 100 sizes). Early prints came out well, except that my persistent elephant foot resulted in locking the hinge. Oddly, a few days ...
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Where the plastic sticker should be installed?

With my Anet ET4, I also received a plastic sticker. I assume this should be stuck onto glass, not to a metal bed. If I understand this right, when sticking this to glass, I will damage the glass and ...
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BLTouch goes behind print bed

I want to install Marlin 2.0 on my CR20 Pro but when I try to level the bed it goes behind the bed (in my direction on the Y axis). Here is my bed config: ...
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What can cause the center of the bed to be higher than the sides?

I find it impossible to level the printer recently. I read a couple of articles on bed warping but that refers to having the center of bed lower than the sides (collapsing on its own weight warm up ...
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Why does a raft adhere to the bed while skirt does not?

I'm experimenting with my new Ender 3 V2 using PETG filament on the textured side of the included glass bed without any additional adhesives. I'm been having trouble with adhesion until I found out ...
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BLTouch does not compensate for differences in bed level

Printer: Ender 3 Bed: Creality Glass ABL: BLTouch Everything else: Stock Few weeks ago I had a meltdown during a failed ABS print. My hotend was completely wrapped in plastic and trying to remove said ...
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Can't get bed to level properly

I am new to 3D printing and just purchased an Ender 3 V2 about two weeks ago. Since I've got it, I've been having trouble leveling the bed. I've tried watching videos, but they don't say how much ...
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Filament residue sticks to bed and wont come off

There is filament residue on my glass bed that is so thin that it wont come off. I have had residue buildup for over a year now and none of it has come off. This residue appears with both the PETG and ...
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How to prepare bed for printing ABS filament?

I have never used ABS filament before, so my question is, how do I prepare my glass build plate for printing ABS filament? My second question, is, after you have prepared it, and have finished ...
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I mistakenly used 90% ethyl alchool to scrape some PLA off my bed; did I ruin it?

I just printed my first cube from my newly arrived Artillery Sidewinder X1. I am totally new to 3D printing but I managed to correctly unbox, assemble and prepare it for printing. I used PLA filament ...
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What can cause Z height loss in the first few layers?

All my prints come out about 1 mm too short in the Z dimension. So for example a 20 mm cube comes out 19 mm high. A 10 mm cube comes out 9 mm high. The X and Y dimensions are fine. There's a little ...
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Expansion in bottom skin after first layer

I'm having an issue where prints with narrow tolerance come out fused. This makes it pretty much impossible to print anything with narrow parts. It seems to be mostly (maybe only) an issue in the ...
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Why is glass a widely recommended option for the print bed?

Glass is really bad at transferring heat. Therefore using it with heated bed seems to be a strange solution since it will not be transferring heat from bed to the print. However every article I see ...
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Thermal Stress Cracking During Heat-Up on Glass Heated Bed

About two months ago, I added a heated bed to my custom 3D printer in order to print larger ABS parts for my research project. The heated bed (the PCB kind) was not new, but taken from an old printer ...
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New glass bed, should I glue it?

I have an Ender 3, I got a new glass bed, the bed comes with glue on the back. Should I stick the glass bed to the aluminium base? or just use it with the clips? I saw other people just use the clips,...
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Is there any way to correct uneven bed temperature?

I'm using an Ender 3 Pro with stock heated bed & glass build surface on it (without any base of stock magnetic plate). My heated bed looks completely flat too despite of many uneven Ender 3 heated ...
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Why could my opaque PETG be printing "transparent" in certain places?

I'm printing with opaque grey PETG on glass. The intention is to produce a house number plate, so a shiny, production quality finish on the bottom. For this reason, extruding at 245 °C with a bed ...
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Should I remove Cmagnet base for installing glass bed?

I was using Ender-3 Pro's CMagnet bed but I switched to glass bed (because original bed is warped) and left the magnet base (not the bed itself but the glued bed which CMagned sticks) on heated bed. ...
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FDM printer first layer infill swell upward

My Kossel Mini printer was working well. Recently I made some changes including replacing the nozzle and throat, adding a silicone heater cover. Now it has the problem of first layer adhesion. The ...
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Altering the print bed temperature at different layers

I am using Cura for slicing, and OctoPrint for the actual printing. On small pieces with roughly one square cm of surface area prints over about 6 mm have a risk of coming off at 60 °C. ...
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How do I remove a 3D print stuck to the glass build plate

I printed a model and now I can't remove it. I have been chiselling away with a putty knife and made little or no progress. I even heated the bed up to 70 °C. That really didn't seem to ...
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Setting up UBL for the first time on Marlin 2.x on a Prusa i3, how often should I level the bed using G29?

I used to use the Marlin 1.x software that would level the bed by probing the 4 corners of my print bed (a long time ago, it's been at least 2 years since I used my printer, wasn't able to set it up ...
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Removeable Glass Bed vs. Removeable Springsteel Beds

Removeable beds are starting to get more common in low-price consumer-grade printers. There are pretty much 3 types: Unheated beds Heated beds from steel held by magnets or clips Heated glass beds ...
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When installing a glass bed, what do you change?

I have an Anet A8 clone printer with a heated aluminum print bed. I'm considering purchasing a glass bed to add on top of the aluminum. When adding a glass bed on top: How would I go about installing ...
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How to level bed after applying glue stick for bed adhesion

I'm pretty new to printing PETG, and my Creality Ender 3 now has a glass print bed. I've done some research, and it looks like a pretty bad idea to try and print PETG on a pure glass surface for fear ...
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Adhesion problem when printing calibration test

Here is my first attempt at printing a "Bed Leveling Calibration test". It obviously didn't come out as I would have hoped, but what can you say just looking at this picture? Is it possible to tell ...
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Clamps / clips for glass on heatbed

I'm looking for clamps to fix the glass on my heatbed. After some search I found that some people use clamps printed of PLA. Can I use PLA clamps for a heated heatbed (~60 °C)? I also tried ...
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Will a glass bed warp as it is heated?

I purchased a glass bed to use with my still-in-transit Ender 3. Since the bed came in before the printer, I pulled it out and used a flat edge ruler to see how flat the glass surface is. It appears ...
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Can I have a glass bed with only the center heated?

I have a 15x15 cm heating resistor from my current printer (printing area: 12x12 cm). I would like to switch to a glass bed and to rework my printer to increase the printing area to 20 cm (22x22 cm ...
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How do you heat a large glass print bed?

I have printed a MPCNC machine. It has a print area of about 30" x 30" and up to 11" tall. (yes, those numbers are correct). I found a perfect piece of glass at a garage sale for $5.00 to use as my ...