Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Sign in to follow this  
corngolem

Fiber glass bed to replace heated bed for ABS printing

Recommended Posts

A sales person from mbot3d.com is telling me that their MBot 3D printer has a fibre glass unheated bed that is suitable for ABS printing. ABS sticks so well that you need a blade to separate the print from the bed. The sales person also says that Bits From Bytes has been doing the same.

If it's true it would be a little miracle as any printer could be made to print ABS just by switching for a fiber glass bed of the same dimensions.

What is known about this ?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there are a number of printers that use fiberglass (PCBs) as printing surface. It doesn't eliminate the physical shrinkage of ABS, and the resulting delamitation forces, with easily warp even standard 1.6mm boards, while the ABS is attached to it. it may get better when you use 2-3mm boards, but then it becomes a struggle to remove the print from the board as well (unless you use a pegboard with pins to push off your print)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Our picks

    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!