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Posted · Post Printing Cooling Fan

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Does anybody else use a fan to cool parts down after they are done printing?

I find this makes them easier to remove from the print bed.

I could just wait longer, but I am impatient.

Is there any reason this is a bad idea?

Eventually I plan to get a second build plate so I can swap them out.

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    Posted · Post Printing Cooling Fan

    Most other people on the net from what ive read use an air canister held upside down and just spray the model where it touches th base (ive tried it and it works) with it hyper cooling it and then it also come off very easy. But to tell you the truth after you've been printing for a while, you wont need any of this as when you use the right glue and the right amount it always comes off easy, no matter how big or flat it is. I have't had a problem removing anything for many months now, i cant even remember the last time i had a tricky model to get off. I used to get them stuck so hard, i would put a plastic chisel and hammer type setup to the glass! lol, but after a few chips i gave up on that idea and have to print on the other side as a result of my actions, lol.

    Also when you find the right glue, you don't need to keep re-applying it. I change my glue about every 20-30 models now. The only reason i would get a new plate is because the old one was chipped. or has holes in it as tends to happen over time.

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