Just getting into 3d printing and really enjoying it.
Yesterday I printed something in T-Glase (for the first time) and I didn’t coat the print bed with anything. While the bed was still warm, I managed to get the part off but it left a few 0.3mm-0.5mm residual bits of plastic.
I’ve been looking on the internet for a few hours now for the best way to clean this but haven’t really found what to do in this situation.
I did learn a few things to make life easier in the future, listed below.
- Prints are best pulled off at a certain temp listed in this post [Re: Tips for removing objects from the bed? Postby nickp » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:48 pm] Most are around 45 to 50 deg c
You can design the part with a sort of mesh that can be pulled off
Applying freeze pack to create a difference in temp from the plate to the part (once the bed has cooled down to room temp)
Tapping gently with rubber mallet
It’s best to try and slide the prying tool under all corners to get a part off instead of twisting from one side.
Any other suggestions as to how to get the residue off safely without damaging the PEI?
Also had I used the Isopropyl alcohol wipe as suggested in the Start Here book, would it have been easier to get off or even harder?