We have been using the Creator Max with PLA and had great success with printing on the blue sheets that came in the box. The issue is PLA does not stick without brims or rafts, but then some printed pieces break when trying to remove the raft or brim (articulated lizard, frog). We had loads of trouble with PETG.
To solve this, we upgraded to the borosilicate glass bed, 3mm, sprayed on Aquanet, printed off the PETG shim (perfect) and now we are not getting the PLA to stick at all. Original setting was 210 print head and 50 bed; We tried out 210 print head and 60 bed. The filament threads are visible when they were not prior to the glass bed upgrade. We keep getting what looks like warping and delamination. My settings are always to keep the fans off.
We are total noobs with the 3d filament printing and don't know if this is still cold - does the print head also need to be raised on temperature with the bed?
On my brand-new Adventurer 3, the print bed sticker just failed after a total of at most 15 prints. The failure mode is that a bit of it peeled off in an irregular triangle when I removed the printed object from the print bed.
Is there a proper way to handle this kind of print bed so that it lasts a bit longer? I read about people applying glue to the print bed to get the prints to stick, but I have had no problems with lack of stickiness ... if anything, it's the opposite.
I just thought I had figured out that the trick was to flex the flexible print bed a little to get prints off the bed, but if that's likely to tear holes into the surface, that's a bit too costly in the long run.
Any tips you might have would be highly appreciated!
I have a new Creator Pro 2 coming and am having trouble finding a decent slicer for this printer.
I downloaded FlashPrint and as most already know (and now myself) this is not very functional and lacks many (if not most) features of other slicers, such as Cura 4.8.0.
Anyone have options? What are you using with your Creator Pro 2?
Have ventured into using PVA, everything going fine until I required a PVA support to stick to the PLA, it can make a raft no problem and can also make supports on a PVA base but for whatever reason when it comes to producing a support in the middle of the Model it just goes to crop.
Any advice here would be much appreciated, using this on the Creator Pro 2 (idex).