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3D modeling design tip to prevent curling

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This was also posted on hackaday:

http://hackaday.com/2011/11/15/a-techni ... 3d-prints/

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A combination of using PLA and a heated glass bed has eliminated warping entirely for my RepRap. No matter how large the print is, nothing warps, not even the corners. PLA on hot glass is magical like that. At 70C, PLA will stick to hot glass well enough that you’ll need a hammer to knock it off, but as soon as it cools to 40C, the piece will pop off by itself.
I really like the "pop off by itself" part. Because I still have removing issues from the blue tape.

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