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Posted · Taking of the bed to remove finished object?

Oops, just saw a video from Ultimaker where they took off the whole printing bed after the print and then took of the object from the bed.

I usually pry the object loose from the mounted bed - is it recommended to remove the bed? I mean, it makes sense - the bed is constructed to be easily removed - but who of you does remove it to get the print?

Just curious... :-)

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    Posted · Taking of the bed to remove finished object?

    You'd usually only move the bed off if you've got a heated build platform or something which is easily removable.

    You wouldn't usually remove the standard bed as it is unlikely to be level when you replaced it.

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    Posted · Taking of the bed to remove finished object?

    It's recommended not to take off the bed, because if you take of the bed you usually have to level it again. But sometimes your object won't come off and you'll need to use a hammer to get your print off, which goes easier outside of the machine.

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    Posted · Taking of the bed to remove finished object?
    hammer to get your print off ?

    what situation do you need a hammer ?


    Sometimes, an object with a larger footprint ( like the owl: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:18218) is easier to "knock off" with a hammer. With a tap against the (back)side and off it goes. But that induces shock into the bed and the arms which carry the bed.

    Yes, technically one would not need a hammer - other weighted things would also work - and "hammer it off" sounds maybe a bit too harsh, as I don't smash the hammer into the object as you would when hammering a nail into wood =)

    But some objects really stick well. I use yellow TESA 4840 tape instead of the scotch one. Got the idea from Gregor Luetolf and his Blog: http://www.3drucken.ch/2012/07/auf-der-suche-nach-dem-abdeckband.html

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