Questions tagged [heated-bed]

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How to center my prints on the build platform? (Re-calibrate homing offset)

When I print large prints close to (but not exceeding) the maximum dimensions of the heated build platform on my Anet A8, the brim or skirt or the print itself is printed outside the heated bed, while ...
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Should you use hairspray on a metal bed 3D printer?

I've heard that using hairspray is useful for keeping the 3D objects from peeling off of the bed, but every example I have seen where someone uses hairspray, they use it on a glass bed. Is it okay to ...
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How to clean up my build plate for a new build surface?

My ender3 came with a BuildTak-clone surface, and as I was a little too vigorous in getting the print off the bed (I had failed to level right and printed a bit too tight to the bed, resulting in ...
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POM filament not sticking to the build plate?

In the creation of the process of printing my own bearings to reduce noise, minimize play/tolerances and size the bearings to the actual size of the application, I obtained a spool of Polyoxymethylene ...
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How to get Sunlu PLA to adhere to the printing bed?

I have a Creality Ender 3 that printed a spool of Sunlu PLA with no issues, so I bought a second to replace it, just in a different color. The problem is I can’t get it to stick. The bed is level, I’...
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Why do the corners of my ABS object lift off the bed?

I print ABS on a LulzBot Taz 5 and frequently have issues with the corners of objects lifting off the bed. My extruder is at 230 °C and the bed is at 90 °C for the first layer and 100 °...
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Ideal print bed: Glass or Aluminium?

Glass is always level, easy to clean, easy to work with. Aluminium allows for the addition of automatic bed leveling with an inductive sensor and distributes heat a little more evenly. When printing ...
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Do I need a heated bed for printing PLA in an enclosed printer?

I am planning on building a large enclosed (Cartesian XY-Head) 3d printer. I want to keep the inital build time minimal and it is very likely I would need to build the ~50x50cm heatbed from scratch, ...
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Adhesion problem (heat bed or extruder issue)

I am having an issue with the transition from the first layer to the second. It seems that the first layer isn’t staying put on the hot bed and the extruder is dragging it around creating a ball of ...
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Ender 3 displaying wrong temperatures for hotend and bed

I've had issues with my hot end and decided to replace the whole assembly with this. After the replacement, my printer started reading about 135/185 °C for the hot end and bed are both at ...
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Printing PLA on PEX surface - is heated bed needed?

I have a WhamBam build system on order. A magnet attaches (glues down I think) to the Aluminium printing bed (or add a glass sheet? Separate question), then PEX material on flexible steel sheet gets ...
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How can I remove my print from the bed safely

I have printed two objects with my new 3D printer (Anycubic Mega S) and everytime, my prints are stuck to my bed (sort of glued to it). I cannot remove them by hand. I have tried waiting until it ...
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Why keep the bed heated after initial layer(s) with PLA (or PETG)?

I'm printing on an Ender 5 with the default flex/magnetic build surface. I read that PLA and PETG may sometimes be printed without any bed heating at all and also that bed heating is the main ...
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Why is a heated bed important?

I hear that heated beds can help with removing finished prints, but not all printers have them! Is this a nice to have or must have feature? Are there any downsides to heated beds?
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What is the power consumption of the heatbed and hotend?

What is the power consumption of your heatbed (size) and hotend (model)? I want to verify that it is possible to use a battery to power them.
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Wanhao duplicator i3 print bed support warped

As you can see in the picture, my heated bed support is too low on the right side, even touching the Y-axis chassis end plate. This is only the case on the front of the printer. The back is ...
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Non-Heated Beds affect on 3D Prints

I'm looking to buy my first 3D Printer, on a tight budget of $250. Unfortunately, this printer that I found on Amazon comes with all the bells and whistles, except for a heated bed. I want to know ...
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Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer heated bed turns off after first few layers: normal?

When I run prints on my Creality CR-10S Pro 3D printer (using Ultimaker Cura as slicer), I set the heated bed to around 70 °C for PETG. after the first few layers, the heated bed set point ...
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What does “Uses Mains Voltage” mean on this 200*200mm Square Silicone Heater Pad?

I keep thinking it means that I can plug it directly into my power supply instead of running it though my RAMPs 1.4; is that correct? Here is the link to it, 200*200mm Square Silicone Heater Pad.
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Tevo Tarantula I3 firmware

I've been trying to get something decent printed for days but nothing works! I have a Tarantula Tevo i3 MKS Base V1.4 and have done a lot of trial & plenty of ...
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Has anyone experienced scorching or burning of cork heatbed insulation?

A comment to my question How much insulation do I really need? has made me paranoid about using cork as a heatbed insulator: Why worry -- other than the fact that it's flammable. All that's needed ...
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Filament sticks to nozzle

Normally, I'm all fine with my printer and filament. But today I changed the filament for another brand and no matter what, it sticks to the nozzle so nothing comes to the bed and soon my nozzle is ...
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Heat bed troubles

I am currently building my own 3D printer, it is all set and ready to go but I seem to be having issues with the silicone heat bed I purchased. The motherboard I use is from the Flashforge Creator ...
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Bad PEI plate adhesion to heated bed

I'm (surprisingly) having a problem getting my PEI substrate to stick to the heated bed surface. The ABS item being printed stuck great to the PEI surface. I've not seen anyone else post on this ...
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How much insulation do I really need?

I have been looking at cork sheet insulation for my 200 mm x 300 mm aluminium PCB heatbed, by I am not entirely sure how thick it should be. There seems to be a trade off between losing a few ...
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Do aluminium PCB heatbeds reduce hotspots?

TL;DR Do aluminium PCB heatbeds suffer from hotspots as much as standard PCB heatbeds, or is the presence of hot spots smoothed over by the fact that the PCB "substrate" is aluminium, and so its ...
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Would a steel, instead of an aluminium, plate be reasonable?

I have a Flashforge Creator Dual. One corner of my print bed is warped down. I am thinking about having a steel print bed made so it would tend to stay flat. Has anyone tried this?
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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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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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Access Temperature sensor data of 3D printer via Serial connection

I want to access the bed and nozzle temperature sensor data of a 3D printer via serial connection. Could someone please guide me in the right direction? Thanks! Edit: Response from printer: ...
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Small part bed adhesion

I am trying to print a model that has (at the start of the print) several small parts attached to the bed. Some of these parts have bed contact 2.5mm x 20mm. After a few layers, if there are any ...
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Anet A8 Hotbed Not Heating Correctly

For my Anet A8 I replaced the stock power supply 12V/20A with a eTopxizu 12V/30A, plus I added a fused 250V/10A power switch and mosfet. The issue that I am having involves the hotbed, it has no ...
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G-code (M-code?) for Get Bed Temperature

I'm familiar with 3D printing, and the G-code concept. I'm also comfortable with programming. Can anyone give me the G-code (or probably the M-code, actually) to read the bed temperature? Is there ...
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How to increase bed temperature over 103 degrees

I am having problems with my tevo tarantula large bed 12Volt power supply, I am getting the thermal protection message when heating my bed with target temperature set to 115 degrees. The process slows ...
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Can we apply more voltage to a PCB heated bed to get faster heating?

From my understanding, the power of heater must higher than heat dissipate to ambient air so the bed can heat up. The reason why a bed heats up too slowly is due to its heat capacity compared to ...
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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 ...