3D Print Lifter

by SteveCaplin, published

3D Print Lifter by SteveCaplin Jan 29, 2013
21 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps



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

Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

14518Views 2661Downloads Found in 3D Printer Accessories


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 http://3dgeni.us


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

More from 3D Printer Accessories

view more

All Apps

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Print through a distributed network of 3D printing enthusiasts from across the US, at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. We want to change the world for the better through technology, an...

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

3D Print a wide range of designs with Treatstock. Easy to use tools to get the perfect result. The global 3D printing network that connects you with high-quality and fast working print services nea...

App Info Launch App

works fine, blade does fit very well, thanks for the design!

Glad it works for you!

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....

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!

having trouble getting it of the build plate...

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

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

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

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?

.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.

Thanks for the advice. I am printing in PLA. I'm gonna do a slice at .2 and see if that makes a difference. If that still doesn't work, well then this will be the first excuse for me to add a fan.

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

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

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

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

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.