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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/3dprinting

Print failed because the layer adhesion is shit on my printer.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

What did you do to that poor build plate?!?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

A lot of printing. It's basically impossible to clean it well.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Are you removing your prints when the build plate is still hot? If so, and your plate is PEI, it'll get destroyed

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

It looks like a glass carborundum Creality plate. I have one of them, they work really well until one day they just don't.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

I second that. Mine worked for quite a bit of time until it stopped working properly.

[-] wjrii 1 points 1 month ago

Glue stick helps, as does cleaning with ISO between every. single. print. Also praying.

I got an old school build-tak style sticker for one of my glass beds once I finally got sick of it. Ender 3 style glass beds are just bizarre, ornery little things.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Buildtak is fantastic, I've swapped over to all buildtak on my voron and for abs on my prusa, A little bit of 99ipa between prints and you're good, never had to worry about adhesion. I had a glass bed on a Mendel Max 2 literally a decade ago that I ended up selling about a year later when I moved cross country, ignoring bed leveeling and z axis issues I had, adhesion was always a mess, ended up doing the coat in polyimide tape and gluestick thing with success but it was always a bit how you doing. It's great how far things have come.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

With that one (creality textured glass carborundum something or other) I kept hitting it with 95%+ IPA, it just gives out eventually. I switched to a textured spring steel plate recently, world of difference for petg, PLA, and tpu. It's just another consumable :/

If you're not ready to switch yet a layer of masking tape can get you by for awhile, it's just a pain because the masking tape will need to be replaced about every other print depending on your settings.

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