Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Keep the Bed Temp. When Print is Done

Recommended Posts

I do not think there is a setting in Cura to do this but I have not used vs. 3.n so I could be wrong. It is easy though, just add a command to the end of your g-code file; M140 Snn where nn is the temp. you want.


However, you may find you need the bed temp to drop down from the printing temp. so that you can easily remove the print from the surface. Better to wait 5 mins than damage your plate:) 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think you'll damage the glass any more than if you let it cool.  I could be wrong about this.


But you *are* more likely to damage the print.  For PLA and ABS the bed is kept above the softening temp of the material meaning the bottom mm or so is quite soft and can be easily deformed.  For PLA you want it to cool to 50C before removing.  For ABS let it cool to 95C before removing.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of the time I simply can't remove my models as long as the glass is above 30...35°C, or this would damage the model and decalibrate the glass bed. However, you can speed up cooling quite a lot by putting a 25cm desktop fan in front of the printer, as soon as it is finished.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, tinkergnome said:

...but one can imagine printers with swappable build surfaces and auto/active-leveling..., right? :p

Yes, indeed. Buy a second glass, buy a cheap electronically controlled oven, and preheat the second glass in there when the other is almost finished printing...


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

  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | People
      The goal of this contest is to design a set of people figurines that could be used in such a project to make an area, office or mall seem populated. 
      Think of different types of people in different environments, like walking people, people standing still, working people, and both men and women.
      • 31 replies
    • 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!