Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

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Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Tue May 01, 2018 12:01 pm

Difficulty getting your 3D Print to sticking to your Print Bed ?

If and when you are having difficulty with your 3D print sticking to Print Bed,
there are many things which can cause this problem, which some are:

1) Printing Z-Gap between Nozzle and Print Bed is improper.
2) Print Bed not level (Tramming) (http://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopic ... 85&t=10815).
3) Print Bed surface is dirty (with oil and debris).
4) Print Bed surface does not have the proper printing temperature setting.
5) Different band of filament.
6) Moisture in filament.
7) Using a poor quality band of filament.
8) Bad Gcode.
9) 3D SLICER program needs its settings made proper to correct bad writen Gcode.
10) Broken Hardware.
11) Failed hardware (worn out and/or not adjusted properly hardware.
12) Bad build surface (no to little adhesion to printing surface).

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I have been trying many of the common fixes or methods to obtain Proper Print Bed Adhesion.

1) tape
2) glue stick
3) hair spray
4) stick on build surface

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Yesterday I tried something new and it seem to be working very well.
3D Carbon Fiber Vinyl Adhesive Wrap For Car 1500 X 300 mm Sticker Self Adhesive:
(https://www.ebay.com/itm/323221113409)

Vinyl Adhesive Wrap.jpg
Vinyl Adhesive Wrap, For Cars that looks like Carbon Fiber
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Re: Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Tue May 01, 2018 3:57 pm

I applied the Vinyl Adhesive Car Wrap to one of the (Home Depot) Glacier Bay 12 x 12 inch,
Plain Edge Bath Mirrors (6-Pack): (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Glacier-Bay ... /205513215).
Applying this car Vinyl Adhesive carefully so that there is no air bubbles was easily done
and after cutting it to fit around the top edge of the mirror, it looked very good.
How to install video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... mlK_NUC0cY)
and (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzY2LzDjquU).

Also because I am using the TH3D EZABL mod (http://openrcforums.com/forum/viewtopic ... 85&t=10815)
and with the different thicknesses of glass and/or mirrors, the EZABL auto-adjusted so that there is
no need to manually re-adjust the Z-Gap between the Print Nozzle and Print Bed.


3D Vinyl Adhesive Print Bed.jpg
3D Vinyl Adhesive Print Bed Surface
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Re: Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Sat May 05, 2018 2:47 pm

3D Printing using the Car Vinyl Adhesive Wrap


3D Print using Vinyl Adhesive Wrap.jpg
Using Car Vinyl Wrap applied to 12" x 12" Mirror
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Re: EZMat Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Tue May 08, 2018 1:56 pm

Just received the TH3D EZMat Build Surface for my CR10, so will try this soon
to compare it to the 3D Carbon Fiber Vinyl Adhesive Wrap.

TH3D EZMat Build Surface.jpg
TH3D EZMat Build Surface for CR10
Works with filament types (PLA, PETG, ABS, PC, ASA, TPE/TPU, and Nylon).
0.6mm Thick for durability and longevity – Can be installed directly on the bed or glass.
Once you start losing adhesion, just lightly sand surface with 100 grit sandpaper
to bring adhesion back to like new TH3D EZMat Build Surface !
You can find the TH3D EZMat Build Surface here: (https://www.th3dstudio.com/product/th3d ... -s5-sizes/).

Looks good, lets see how it works !
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Re: EZMat Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Tue May 08, 2018 8:17 pm

The first results using the new TH3D EZMat Build Surface is that my first Test Print Part sticks a lot,
even after the TH3D EZMat Build Surface has cooled down.
So using the new TH3D EZMat Build Surface I find it has a very high adhesion to the Heated Print Bed Surface.
After the TH3D EZMat Surface had cooled down and taking my time to carefully get my Test Print Part to release,
I was able to get this done without damaging the new TH3D EZMat Build Surface.

TH3D EZMat test Part.jpg
new TH3D EZMat with first Test Part

Note: I found when beginning the first Test Print part, the TH3D EZABL Z-Offset did not maintain its
proper Printing Gap between the Nozzle and Printing Bed.
I had to change the Z-Offset setting by adding 2mm to correct this difference Z-Offset between the
3D Carbon Fiber Vinyl Adhesive Wrap Printing Surface and/or the Glass Printing Surface.
Remember after changing your Z-Offset, to save your new Z-Offset setting (go to: Control / Store Settings).

I will have to use the TH3D EZMat Build Surface more before I can make a proper comparison between
the 3D Carbon Fiber Vinyl Adhesive Wrap and TH3D EZMat .
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Re: EZMat Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Thu May 10, 2018 4:09 pm

Update about using the TH3D EZMat Build Surface

The first Print adhered to good to the TH3D EZMat Build Surface and after several prints I had Failure to have
any adhesion to having some small spots of adhesion to the EZMat print surface.
TH3D EZMat Build Surface Failed Adhesion.jpg
TH3D EZMat Failed Adhesion
I need to purchase some 100 grit sandpaper to see if it may be able to be restored EZMat back to working properly.
Tim says: (Once you start losing adhesion, lightly sand with 100 grit sandpaper to make it like new!).


So for now I went back to the 3D Carbon Fiber Vinyl Adhesive Wrap For Car 1500 X 300 mm Sticker Self Adhesive,
which I like a lot better so far: (https://www.ebay.com/itm/323221113409).
GOOD 3D Carbon Fiber Vinyl Adhesive.jpg
The 3D Prints adhere to the Vinyl Adhesive Wrap very well and after it cools down the 3D Prints releases very easily.
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Re: EZMat Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Wed May 16, 2018 2:03 am

The 3D Carbon Fiber Vinyl Adhesive Wrap continues to work well for me.

Today I changed back to the TH3D EZMat to see if it will work properly,
as the last time using it had lost the ability for the 3D Print to adhere to it.
I lightly sanded with 100 grit sandpaper roughing up the surface
and cleaned the debris from the EZMat with 91% isopropyl alcohol.
But still was not able to get any to very little adhesion to the EZMat.
EZMat Failed Adhesion_e.jpg
EZMat Build Surface Failed Adhesion_e
EZMat Failed Adhesion_c.jpg
EZMat Build Surface Failed Adhesion_c


I also tried, cleaning the sanding debris off with Window Cleaner
and same results with failed adhesion to the EZMat surface.
Tried several 3D Prints, adjusting the Z-Offset up and down a little,
which made no improvements. (Add Edit: the problem was Z-offset was to high).
EZMat Failed Adhesion_b.jpg
EZMat Build Surface Failed Adhesion_b
EZMat Failed Adhesion_f.jpg
EZMat Build Surface Failed Adhesion_f

I will contact Tim at TH3D about this problem with the EZMat Build Surface to
see what he may be able to suggest to get the EZMat to work properly.
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Re: Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Tue May 22, 2018 2:56 pm

Tim at TH3D saw the problem that I was having with the EZMat very quickly,
which it turned out to be the printing nozzle height (Z-offset) was too high. :D

For some unknown reason the printing nozzle height change
and when trying to adjust it using the Z-Offset adjustment,
my adjustments were to little.
I had removed the CR10 Heated Print Bed to make
and install an insulation pad for the bottom side
and after reassembling and resetting the print nozzle
gap to print bed, this corrected the problem.
Adhesion to the EZMat surface is working properly now. :D 8-)

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Re: Adhesion to Heated Print Bed (3D Printing)

Post by bob195558 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:01 am

Update:

Been using the EZMat for all my 3D Printing and I like it a lot ! :D



Printing Part5_fb.jpg
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