Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
Gush

Flexible material won't stick to build plate

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

 

this is my first topic, I hope I am not re-opening an existing one!

 

I appear to try some exotic and very flexible materials. I can not manage to have it stick correctly on the build plate. I tried basically all options I usually do : glue, PEI film on aluminium build plate, "naked" aluminium plate, different levelings. The best I reached was on naked aluminium and with a relatively high flow on a not-to-from-bed leveled nozzle...

 

Would any of you guys have experience on soft materials ?

 

Thank you very much!

Gush

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What material exactly?

 

I have printed ninjaflex on heated glass bed with extremely thin layer of PVA glue and it was fine.  If you use glue stick then take a wet tissue and spread it around evenly.  The tissue will remove most of the PVA which is what you want.  I'm not sure but I think ninjaflex is TPU.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi guys

 

The material is a relatively low shore elastomer, I am not sure of the chemical composition... I managed to have it stick to a sanded aluminium plate and adjusting the bed level. 

 

@gr5 : I tried the dissolved glue but the heat seemed to make the first layer move on the bed

 

thank you so much for your answers!

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

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 85 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 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!