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The gap in the front doors and the air manager make for adhesion problems...


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Posted · The gap in the front doors and the air manager make for adhesion problems...

I love my new S5. The print quality is exceptional. But, I have discovered a simple design "issue."


The issue is when printing close to the center front of the build plate with ABS. I was having adhesion problems so I found Magigoo for ABS. Works like a charm! Except, center front of the build plate.


I have solved this with blue painters tape. The issue is the air manager pulls cold air right in through the gap in between the two doors. If you have anything thin right in that area to back about 2 inches it will peel up, Magigoo or no Magigoo.


Ultimaker folks, a rubber or silicon thingy to clip to one door and overlay the other door to fill that gap would be perfect. I would pay money for this, painters tape is a hassle.


Hopefully this hack will help those who were seeing the issue but not fully understanding why.


I have tested same print, with and without tape. Night and day difference. You only need the tape down as far as the plate will travel to print the part. I even tested half way down and right when it got to the cut off the part came peeling up. Made a cracking sound as the Magigoo let go of it.


Happy printing!


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