Questions tagged [heated-bed]

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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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Heated Bed not heating on original Prusa i3. Using a Ramps 1.4 EFB

So as the title said my heated bed stopped heating mid print. I'm pretty confident the bed itself is not the problem as I've ran continuity tests from the wires and a resistance check (which showed ...
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How do skirts aid print bed adhesion?

In cura one of the options under "build plate adhesion" is "skirt", which seems to simply print a loop around, but not touching, my print. How is this supposed to help my prints stick to the bed?
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Speeding up the heating of the heated bed

Currently I am using a 12 volts, 20 amperes power supply (Model S-240-12) The stepper motors and the extruder need 5 amp, and the heated bed build plate needs 11 amp. Technically you only need to ...
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Monoprice i3 clone heat shuts off printing abs

I have the Monoprice Select 3D Printer (i3 clone). I'm trying to print ABS. I set the temperature to 230°C for the extruder and 110°C for the bed. I can see the printer warming up to those ...
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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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Print slipped away

I try to configure my 3D Printer properly. I printed this boat model https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2763854 (with a scaling of 0.6):The quality of the print looks nice but at the last roof the ...
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Mains powered heatbed safety

I'm building a 40x40x40cm corexy and I am quite impatient so I want the heated to reach the target temperature as fast as possible, so I ordered a Keenovo silicone heater It is a 220VAC 1200Watt bed, ...
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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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Flat heated bed replacement for uneven bed

So the heated bed I got with my anet a8 is not entirely even. The middle of the bed is lower than the outer edges of the bed, which always causes issues with the first layer, especially with a larger ...
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Heated bed for the XYZprinting Davinci mini w

Anybody ever tried to retrofit a heatbed to the Davinci mini one with the proper dimensions (165 mm x 165 mm or 6.5" x 6.5"). Where can I find a heatbed that fits and a corresponding power ...
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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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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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Anet A6 heat bed stopped working

Just last night the heat bed stopped working. It was fine up to 75 % of the print, then when it was done the bed was not on anymore. The display said it was set to 50 °C, but it was at ...
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Heat bed won't heat above 70°C [closed]

I am currently heating a silicone heat bed through the 110v/220v AC mains and for some reason it only seems to heat up to 70°C, but it is heating the bed evenly. The power supply I am using is 24v ...
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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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Problem With large prints on Lulzbot Taz6

I have got a Lulzbot TAZ6 3 days ago. Last night I started a print which is 21 hours long and when I returned check on it this afternoon it was a complete mess. These are the objects that I wanted to ...
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24 V heated bed from -12 V and +12 V ATX power supply?

As long as there's a MOSFET in between, can I supply 24 V bed/extruder heat from an ATX power supply using -12 V and +12 V and ignoring the common rail? I assume so, I can't think of a ...
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3Dtouch triggers way too close

Today I finished building and adjusting a Prusa-Clone printer. The brain is a 32bit board with Smoothieware on in. To run the auto bed leveling routine I installed a 3DTouch (BLTouch clone, sorry low ...
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How can I get PLA or PETG to stick to a glass bed permanently without adhesives?

3D printing gurus, I've read on several forums that people have had issues with printing with PETG or even PLA on glass and it sticks so well to the glass that chunks of glass rip off due to thermal ...
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Turn off heated bed in Repetier?

I have a printrbot simple metal with the heated bed upgrade. I think theirs a problem with my board, so long story short, I'm just trying to print without actually heating up the bed. The problem I am ...
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XYZ cube's layer is shifted, How can I check my TEVO Tarantula axis?

I just bought new TEVO Tarantula and tried to print xyz cube. I found that my cube's layer was shifted as showed in picture. How can I fix this ?
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Nozzle always “randomly” moves to 0 during print, then resumes

I recently bought an Anet A8 (https://pevly.com/anet-a8-3d-printer-review/). I've managed to get everything up and running, leveled the board, but am now running into a problem. At the start of the ...
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Why some corners aren't sticked well?

Is this a leveling problem? or it's because the bed temperature isn't equal in everywhere? If it's because of leveling, it means the distance between nozzle and bed in this not-sticked corners are ...
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Strange leveling problem by PrusaI3

I have a PrusaI3(Chinese kit that I assembled myself). my strange problem is that: when I try to leveling the bed, upper-left and bottom-right corners of the bed, are more far than the nozzle, respect ...
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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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MOSFET problems!

I ordered a MOSFET module on eBay for my 3D printer and I did not get the one in the picture but I got this: If there is any way I could use this on my Anet A8 could someone tell me how, as it only ...
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Tevo Tarantula home offset

Following Beny's advice, I've just setup JimBrown-MarlinTarantula firmware. However, my X0 & Y0 points are off the bed. ...
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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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Tevo Tarantula I3 filament clogging up

I have just finished assembling a TT I3, with a large heated bed 220x280, a couple of weeks ago and my first print went well. After a few initial experiments I noticed that the filament will not ...
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Correct amount of force on piece of paper when leveling bed

I am having some problems with bed adhesion and curling of the edges. Also my printer causes alot of stringing when creating the first layer, this can cause the print to let go of the bed and then it ...
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Heated Bed vs Heated enclosure for large scale printer

I'm /relatively/ new to 3d printing (I'm getting pretty good prints from my Wanhao di3 plus, but haven't done any DIY kits or anything) and materials engineering is probably the furthest thing from my ...
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How thick does an aluminum print bed need to be

I am extending the bed of my TronXY X3 FDM RepRap printer. I am extending the bed from 220 mm x 220 mm to 220 mm x 300 mm. For now, I will keep the existing bed and add and ...
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Extending TronXY print bed

I have a TronXY printer (i3 Clone). It has a 220x220 mm heated aluminum bed and I print with a Borosilicate glass plate. I have a slightly longer print (245 mm) I would like to do and I ...
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Does the Da Vinci line of 3D printers come with a heated bed?

I'm now currently looking at getting my next 3D printer, after my success with the Prusa i3 Reprap Build, and I have had my eyes on the Da Vinci line of printers for some time now. What I want to ...
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Bed won't switch off after Marlin firmware update

After I updated the firmware on my Prusa i3, the Bed won't switch off anymore. It worked perfectly before the update, but now, the moment I power up my printer, the LED on the bed turns on and it ...
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Why does the Ultimaker 3D Printer has a Heater + Heater transfer plate (aluminium) + Glass?

Why does the Ultimaker 3D Printer has a Heater + Heater transfer plate (aluminium) + Glass? I wonder why a glass plate, and if is possible to remove the glass and print directly in the aluminium ...
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What kind of aluminium grade for a heated 3D printer bed?

I'm replacing my standard MK3 Aluminium printing bed with a custom sized bed paired with a silicone heater. I came across a few on Amazon and they all have grades such as 6061, 3003, 5052 etc. I know ...
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Error: Dry mode when moving Z-Axis

My printer just stopped working. It seems like it's working perfectly, but it gives me an error whenever I move the Z-Axis (Error: Printer set into dry run mode until restart) then, the bed ...
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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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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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Prints falling off the bed towards the end of the print

I have been trying to print an object that is 4 inches tall. About at 3 inches it falls off the bed. I am using tape on the heated bed and right before the print I am wiping the bed with rubbing ...
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Turning off heatbed for the last few layers. Good idea or not?

My heatbed won't let go off the prints until it considerably cools down. The cooling process takes decent amount of time. I was considering putting the M140 S0 (...
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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 to print a 6" wheel in ABS?

I'm using a Flashforge Pro and attempting to print a wheel about 6mm thick to serve as a platform. In other words, the wheel doesn't have to be solid, but spokes won't do the job. I've experimented ...
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How do I enable Expert mode in the Craftware slicer?

I'm using craftware, and I'm trying to figure out how to enable expert mode so that I can adjust the extruder/bed temps. I looked all over the application, the user manual, and googled it, but I ...
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Is a heated bed necessary if printing with PLA? [duplicate]

I'm looking at getting this printer, the da Vinci 1.0w 3D Printer, very soon as my first printer. Since this is an enclosed printer, from what I can tell from the pictures, and given that it is a PLA ...
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PLA and bed heating?

I've read different things about PLA and heat-bed. Some say it is not needed, others recommend 60-70°C, but not for the first layers. For larger objects I often have the problem that the object does ...
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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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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 ...