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How can you prevent the build plate from slipping?

I use kapton tape to fixate the glass plates to the heated beds on two of my printers, one a Prusa i3 clone, the other a CoreXY. The tape is able to withstand higher temperatures, and is very thin, so ...
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I am using a stereo 3D pen. What surface should I use?

You could use a piece of glass, that's what most people using 3D printers have as a build surface. An easy source of glass for pen use would be a picture frame but the edges are likely sharp so be ...
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Paper as build surface - how will that work?

Blue masking tape is a common bed surface, especially for unheated beds. It is effectively an adhesive applied to a paper, although I suspect the paper is treated in some manner to serve as a barrier ...
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What is the best build surface for PETG?

Removable steel spring sheet with PEI textured coatings I have been using textured PEI string sheet for most of my prints, just love it. Prints attach so good but not hard to remove(with proper ...
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How can you prevent the build plate from slipping?

I'm not sure what "the build plate keeps slipping while printing. I tried to use binder clips to keep the plate in place" means, but if you have a build surface and a bottom heated bed, you ...
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Do unused PEI sheets degrade over time?

The PEI will be fine. It's widely used in industrial high impact, high heat and high repetitiveness parts because it doesn't degrade easily. Probably some in your car.
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How to remove ABS from PEI Sheet

Heat up your bed to the print temperature; maybe even as hot as 100 °C. This will soften the ABS and make it easier to scrape off. It will distort a print to remove it this way, but is good for ...
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Rough surface coated PEI textured build surface to fit Anycubic Kobra Max?

Considering that the PEI coated build surface is smaller than your actual build platform size you should be able to fit the build surface onto the build platform at the expense of a smaller print ...
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How can you prevent the build plate from slipping?

Build Plate If your clips aren't holding down your build plate, make sure your nozzle isn't crashing into the plate and moving it. A build surface between the clip and surface or adhesive might help ...
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Add base to STL mesh?

I don't know how surf2stl works, but in principle, given that you already have a way to make a single gridded surface, all you need to do is do that five more times:...
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Add base to STL mesh?

You generated a single mesh surface from a mathematical formula. If you can export this surface, you have the first step to a 3D model! To turn the mesh into a solid item, you are just a couple steps ...
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Is a lighter magnetic pad better?

If you want/intend to print fast (high acceleration), adding mass to the moving bed is a big problem. It both decreases the resonant frequencies of the system (making it harder for input shaping to ...
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How to clean / remove frosting from build-surface

Acetone should not be used for cleaning build surfaces. It attacks most plastics, probably including whatever Buildtak-clone is made of. It probably won't immediately ruin it, but it will degrade the ...
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Are magnetic hotbed plates interchangable?

Usually the build surface is not the magnetic part, it is just a flexible steel PEI coated plate, so yes you could use a magnetic build platform sourced somewhere else. Currently, there is no hotbed ...
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Will glue sticks form a barrier on a build surface to prevent PETG from damaging the surface?

I don't know about PVP but PVA sticks more at room temperature and gets weaker at higher temperatures, see "Influence of temperature on the strength of bonded joints" I remember using ...
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Resin printer build plate scratches/ damage

One of the resources I've found is a forum with a discussion of the impact of scratches. The general consensus is that scratches are not a problem, as long as there are no burrs above the surface of ...
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Ender 3 build surface is sticking up in the middle

So your (clone) BuildTak bed surface is not sticking to the bed anymore, time to remove the surface and clean the heatbed and apply a new one. These build surfaces (usually) have a sticky 3M sticker ...
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