Printer bed

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Printer bed

Post by L51 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:58 pm

Hey all. Just curious to see what everyone is using on the hot bed for a better part finish. If you could leave some links to what your using or know of some thing better than mask8ng tape as I'm not happy with the first layer quality.

Printer in an anet a8 in case you wanted to know!

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Re: Printer bed

Post by moooarcuuuus » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:21 am

I have kapton tape on my printer bed (200mm wide tape on a glass). The first layer is 200% of the normal thickness and 40% speed. The bed is regularly cleaned with acetone. It holds very well and is clean.
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Re: Printer bed

Post by ICMF » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:47 pm

Glass on a properly leveled/trammed heated bed.

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Re: Printer bed

Post by wermy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:29 pm

I use a PEI sheet. Gives a nice matte finish and everything I've used on it sticks great.
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Re: Printer bed

Post by ThompsonTinkers » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:38 pm

Late to the thread, as usual.

I’m using glass, with a quick coat of the best hairspray $3 CAD can buy. Works great. Glossy finish.

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Re: Printer bed

Post by lordmaul8 » Thu May 31, 2018 6:10 am

Hi, I am also after printer bed and pls let me know where could I get PEI sheet here in Adelaide Australia.

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Re: Printer bed

Post by Camble » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:51 am

I use the Anycubic Ultrabase on my Anet A8. Prints stick amazingly well, pop off when cooled, and the surface is just wiped clean with alcohol.

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Re: Printer bed

Post by jpe » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:08 pm

I also use Ultrabase with my Anycubic I3 Mega : Camble said everything about it, I reall like this bed !

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Re: Printer bed

Post by goodBEan » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:01 pm

Borosite glass with aquanet, if its a large abs print I add abs slurry

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Re: Printer bed

Post by 0xF0F0F0 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:24 pm

Gluestick and a proper brim. After applying a thin base coat of glue I can basically use the bed forever. I print with a brim for added stickiness, just to be on the safe side.

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