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3D Print Lifter

by SteveCaplin, published

3D Print Lifter by SteveCaplin Jan 29, 2013

Description

It can often be hard to remove a print from the bed. This holder grips a flexible razor blade that's then supple enough and thin enough to slide between the thing and the bed, so enabling it to be lifted off easily.

The surprising thing about this object is that 3D printers are able to cope with a horizontal slot of just 0.4mm high into which to slide the blade.

The scraper was created with the free app 123D Design, and you can read about how it was made on 3dgeni.us

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It worked fine for me. Are you printing at too high a speed? If there's just a little stringing in the slot, you can use the razor blade to clean it out. It shouldn't be sealed shut!

the print was nice, however useless for me as other comments stated there is no slot for the blade to go it is sealed shut. :( lol I just glued the blade on there) didn't want it to go to waste. but thank you for the file, if modified I will print again....

Ha ha that's because you need to have one already...

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3D Print Lifter by SteveCaplin is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

Print with medium fill. The razor blade should slide into the slot easily, where it will be held tight.

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Bluesmurf on Sep 14, 2013 said:

the print was nice, however useless for me as other comments stated there is no slot for the blade to go it is sealed shut. :( lol I just glued the blade on there) didn't want it to go to waste. but thank you for the file, if modified I will print again....

SteveCaplin on Sep 14, 2013 said:

It worked fine for me. Are you printing at too high a speed? If there's just a little stringing in the slot, you can use the razor blade to clean it out. It shouldn't be sealed shut!

tomemmerson on Jun 11, 2013 said:

having trouble getting it of the build plate...

SteveCaplin on Jun 11, 2013 said:

Ha ha that's because you need to have one already...

haiyan on Mar 21, 2013 said:

Can't wait to print this. Could really do with a cap as well for when you're not using it.

how_eee on Mar 12, 2013 said:

It is great thing!!! I printed it to remove old silicone sealent in my beathroom.

ramai on Mar 1, 2013 said:

Thought this was cool, printed it at .4 layer height on a printrbot jr. I don't have a fan. The razor won't fit in the slot, in fact, i don't really see a slot. Should I have printed it at a different layer height or is my printer not able to manage the slot?

SteveCaplin on Mar 4, 2013 said:

.4 layer height is perhaps too coarse. You could try it at .2, see if that works. But without a fan, it could just be that the filament isn't cooling fast enough to be able to bridge the gap.

I assume you're printing in ABS... are you able to try PLA? With its lower melting temperature you might just find you see a gap appearing.

SteveCaplin on Feb 13, 2013 said:

As it's no longer on the front page of 3DGeni.us, you can jump straight to the feature here:

http://www.3dgeni.us/the-simpl...

lions3 on Feb 13, 2013 said:

great idea. I'll have to print one later this week. Any chance you might add a cover for the razor?

xonegon on Feb 6, 2013 said:

looks great ! I mostly use dental-floss to get underneath the piece

carlosgs on Jan 30, 2013 said:

...and how are you supposed to lift this print then? ;)

SteveCaplin on Jan 30, 2013 said:

Ha ha good point - check out the workthrough on http://3dgeni.us and you'll see that I started off just printing the head. So I used that to lift the whole thing!

MyMeltingBrain on Jan 29, 2013 said:

This is a great idea! Thanks for adding this and for the walk-though on 3DGenius; I'm really glad I found the site, very informative!

Keep up the good work, Steve.

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