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Posted · ABS, Nylon, Polycarbonate

Any tips on printing with ABS, Nylon, or Polycarbonate so that it will adhere to the bed and actually finish a print?

I also have a Solidoodle printer that prints mostly with ABS. On it, just using the heated bed seems to do 98% of the trick. Hairspray or some other adhesive will then usually hold the print onto the bed.

With my Ultimaker, however, I can't seem to get anything but PLA to actually print without massive warping.

I have a heated bed now, but so far, I have not been able to successfully print with anything but PLA.

Tips, suggestions, ideas?

Thanks!

 

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    Posted · ABS, Nylon, Polycarbonate

    I have good luck printing ABS on borosilicate glass that is covered in super wide polyimide tape (Kapton). I just clip that right to the top of my heated bed with some large metal binder clips. Also, be sure to setup a "skirt" around the part to help it both stay attached and keep the air from flowing around the adhesion point. I use six lines on the skirt and that works well for me.

    -John

     

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