REMOVING A PART FROM YOUR PRINT BED
Problem: “I can’t remove my part from the build platform.”
Sometimes, a part can be stuck to the print surface really well and you’re unable to get good leverage to pop it off. When printing a pyramid shape, it’s even difficult to get at it with conventional tools. Here are a few tips:
COMBAT WARPING WITH PADS
Sometimes, when you’re printing a large flat object, such as a simple box container, or a very long thin feature, like a stick, you may see warping at the corners or extremities. One trick is to add little pads to your part where the warping would occur. These can be any size & shape you’d like, but generally, diameter 10mm cylinders that are 1-2 layers thick work well. After the part is printed, just trim them off. Here are two techniques to add pads to your part:
WELCOME 3D Printing Tips & Tricks
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Bruce Mui is a 3D Printer hobbies, 4 years experience in DIY set 3D printer printing and repair service.