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  1. Hi geert-2 , The Titanium is a sandblasted type finish, the spacer idea under the clips would work, I might give that a try if the weight becomes an issue. I haven't tried to print anything anything directly on the plate I will try some PLA and see how it goes. Mike
  2. I chose titanium because it is tough, temp stable, doesnt rust, it has a much harder surface than aluminium so unlikely to be damaged when my scraper is used. so I thought I would probably only need to buy 2 plates for the life of the printer where as with the glass plates its a continuous problem, the cost was around £90.00 per plate. the plates were laser cut so i had to smooth the sides and corners before use. Titanium is a lot lighter than steel and I was trying to not add too much weight to the bed as the springs under it are not that strong especially at the back where half of
  3. I have printed with PETG many times with different printers and it is one of my favourite materials I currently use an Ultimaker 3. The glass flake problem was a constant problem so recently i had a metal supplier make me some 3mm thick titanium plates the same size as the glass plates and i print on them instead, i use Dimafix on the plate and when i need to release I lift up with a thin spatula when cold, it can also help to pour a little water on the plate to soften the Dimafix. Top Tip! - I have also found that as Dimafix is water soluble I just add a few drops
  4. I noticed in CURA 4.91 one of the headline changes was the addition of PETG to the platform, it doesn't point out that this is only for the latest S line of printers, it seems that the Ultimaker 3 either isn't capable of this feat of engineering or that Ultimaker has thrown users of its previous flagship product under the bus. If ultimkers is not willing to ssupport its products then i dont see a reason to upgrade in future with ultimaker products, they are cost wise at the high end of the spectrum and for that investment you expect better support for the life of that product.
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