ninjaflex bed sticking?

Help with printing with specific plastic filaments.
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KungPowCbitt
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ninjaflex bed sticking?

Post by KungPowCbitt » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:38 am

I have been printing with cheetah flex and it can come off the bed with ease no glue or other prep needed but when I switched to ninja flex I kept running into the problem of over sticking. ninja has actually stuck so well to my heated bed that I have shattered two beds in the process of trying to get the print off. is there any way I can prevent over sticking with ninja?

PdxSteve
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Re: ninjaflex bed sticking?

Post by PdxSteve » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:35 am

KungPowCbitt wrote:I have been printing with cheetah flex and it can come off the bed with ease no glue or other prep needed but when I switched to ninja flex I kept running into the problem of over sticking. ninja has actually stuck so well to my heated bed that I have shattered two beds in the process of trying to get the print off. is there any way I can prevent over sticking with ninja?
Lulzbot suggests using a glue stick.
From "parts and specifications" section https://www.lulzbot.com/store/filament/ninjaflex :
Print Surface:To make removing 3D printed NinjaFlex objects easier, we strongly recommend applying a glue stick (such as UHU® brand) applied to the print surface prior to powering on your LulzBot 3D printer. Maintain the print surface by powering off your LulzBot and cleaning the glue stick residue with a soft cloth and water.

killacycle
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Re: ninjaflex bed sticking?

Post by killacycle » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:27 pm

We print NinjaFlex on a plain glass bed. Works great. Seems to stay in place while printing. Finished parts peel off the naked glass easily.

It is a bit of a pain to swap the heated bed when printing flexible filaments, but it is much easier than getting NinjaFlex parts off the standard bed, that is a fact.

Bill D.

KungPowCbitt
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Re: ninjaflex bed sticking?

Post by KungPowCbitt » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:37 am

thanks for the help! I will try out the glue tomorrow and see if that works first.

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Re: ninjaflex bed sticking?

Post by A.ash » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:34 pm

I print Nija flex on a non-heated bed with blue painters tape. Comes right off

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Re: ninjaflex bed sticking?

Post by logan » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:36 am

I have had the best results leaving the bed heat at 0 and using the gluestick.
If you're dual extruding ninjaflex and ABS (or anything that requires heat for bed adhesion) I found a lower bed temp, around 80c and a layer of gluestick works great.

KungPowCbitt
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Re: ninjaflex bed sticking?

Post by KungPowCbitt » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:20 am

yes the purple Elmer glue work perfect. thanks for the help

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Re: ninjaflex bed sticking?

Post by gghouck » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:23 pm

A couple of layers of Aquanet hairspray works well. Make sure it dries completely before printing.

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