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Posted · quick removal of prints from the build plate.

when trying to pump out consecutive prints from my printer, i dont have time to wait for the build plate to cool down to get the print off. what is a quick way to cool down the glass plate and remove the print? is there a highly thermally conductive sheet of something i could put in contact with the glass to take away the heat?

i have found that running water over the bottom of the glass cools it quick, but wont this damage the glass?

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Posted · quick removal of prints from the build plate.

Get a couple more plates? You could likely get some glass cut by your local glass guy for cheap if you don't want to buy from UM.

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Posted (edited) · quick removal of prints from the build plate.

Get more glass, or get an air duster and hold it upsidedown and spray it at the edges of the model and lightly pull at it so the cold spray leaks/goes underneath of the model. I used to do this all the time as i had super tight deadlines and couldnt wait for the model too cool. but it ruins the glue a bit due to liquifying it. If you dont mind reapplying the glue id do it this way. Or just get a scraper and use the sharp edges to pop it off, if done right you wont damage the model.

Just be carful as dont forget you model will bend irreversebly very easily if you pull at a thin point as it is still warm just after printing finishes.

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Posted · quick removal of prints from the build plate.

What I do is use blue tape. then there is no cool down time. most of the time you will not damage the tape and print again immediately.

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Posted · quick removal of prints from the build plate.

When I wanted to autoprint without tape, for the show, I went through the process of finding the right temperature that keeps the print on the glass while printing, but can be removed with some force.

Perhaps in your case just having a little colder bed might do the trick?

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Posted · quick removal of prints from the build plate.

What you REALLY need is a Peltier heating/cooling system!!! ;)

Heating and cooling in one package.

The parts will positively fly off the plate. :)

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