Questions tagged [heated-bed]

Use this tag for questions about the Heated Build Platform or Plate (HBP) for 3D printers.

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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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How to properly use Polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam with the heated bed?

From what I understand, it takes a really long time for the heated bed to heat up using an MK2a heated bed. I've heard some people suggest that using Polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam (insulation that ...
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Broken Print Bed

I have a Robo 3D. However A while ago, the print bed was fractured, and now it has a long crack cutting it in half. The bed still works because it is held together, by the screws holding the bed to ...
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Applying Kapton Tape To Bed Plate

There must be a trick to doing a good job of applying Kapton tape on a printer bed plate… We built a Bukobot and even with a great deal of care ended up with bubbles under the tape and occasional ...
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Does the material a bed is made out of affect the cooling time of a part?

Let's say I print a part out of ABS and wait for it to cool. I could theoretically do this with several copies of the same printer, modified to use print beds of different compositions. Will the ...
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How to minimize damage when removing an ABS print from a heated glass print bed?

Usually it will either will rip the tape, or break the print somehow. Currently using ABS on a taped glass bed with a layer of hairspray for adhesion.
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Issue with weird heated bed temperature fluctuations

I have a strange issue with my heated bed. It has been working well for a long time, but recently it has developed an issue where the temperature reported by the thermistor will occasionally jump by ...
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My heated glass print bed keeps chipping and cracking. How can I prevent this?

My thermoplastic FDM printer has a heated bed and uses glass as the printing surface. Sometimes the glass will chip or break entirely when I'm removing my print. This happens most often when the print ...
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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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