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I am using this space to share a couple of general 3D printing tips that I have discovered.
1) Some prints require extreme adhesion. To maximize adhesion for printing PLA I use high adhesion beige tape (Scotch #2020). It sticks to the build plate much better than painter's blue tape. Unlike the blue tape which can be printed on many times, the beige tape is more of a one use only tape. I also use LePage glue stick on the beige tape as it helps the first layer stick and it also makes it easier to remove the print from the tape after it's completed printing. The print pretty much bonds to the beige tape if you don't use glue stick. I've tried Elmer's glue stick and UHU glue stick and they don't work nearly as well for adhesion as LePage glue sticks. It's not easy to find them as Elmer's seems to be cornering the market here in Canada, but I've found them at Giant Tiger.
2) When changing filament, I never yank the old filament out as that seems like such a harsh action to inflict on my printer and if I'm doing it while the printer is paused mid-print I don't want the extruders moved even the slightest. Instead, I cut the filament off where it enters the extruder and just start a load filament process on the printer. It extrudes the filament left inside the extruder and I just feed in the new spool of filament following it. If you use this method be very careful to not cut any wires.
I Am A…Maker, Designer
Tools I Use…
Printers: Creator Pro
Design Programs: OpenSCAD, FreeCAD, Inkscape, Gimp, Blender
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