Anti-warping Disks

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Anti-warping Disks by ctheroux Feb 16, 2013
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The worst nightmare of ABS printing is warping. These disks almost reduce completely warping.


Add a disk at each corner of the 3D object you want to print at the bed level. Most of the time, a 1 cm disks does the job. More details are available at http://www.ctheroux.com/2013/02/preventing-warping-when-printing-3d-abs-objects/.

The best way to use the anti-warping disk with Slic3r is:

  1. Add the anti-warping disks you need on the platter.
  2. Add the object you want to print on the platter.
  3. Align properly the object you want to print with the anti-warping disks.
  4. Save the platter as an STL file. Too much plastic will be extruded if you save the platter as a GCode file right away.
  5. Empty the platter.
  6. Load the saved STL file.
  7. Save the object as a GCode file.
  8. Print the GCode file.

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Thank you for this! I was having trouble using a build plate that doesn't heat. This really helped!

Files not working??

OK sorry, im reading the instructions now ;)

Hello, need to print with the desing in each work? Or print one disc for various designs?


Corrected the filenames and added some useful sizes.

This is one technique among others. Brim does not always work well for example with http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:35064http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... . Also, when the object is tick, brims are not strong enough (tick enough) to fight warpage.

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You know Slic3r has a feature called 'brim' that works wonders to combat warping. If you don't use slic3r, this openscad file generates one on STL files - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:16728http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

I find brims to work much nicer than rafts, and the cleanup post-printing is much easier

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