Hi all- question regarding how to adhere pieces you build together. If the item you are building has multiple pieces, what do you use to adhere them? Superglue? Is there a special glue or method for PLA filament?
I have successfully used superglue on PLA and I have read that the Gorilla Superglue Gel is very good for PLA gluing. I guess this is like what @kelvin8r suggested with the Loctite version
The little spatula that came with my Snapmaker works wonders for getting almost any filament residue off the print bed. I use a putty knife tom scrape off glue stick.
Thank you for the reply! I am afraid that I might scratch the surface… this is my first print…! Is it possible that I damage the bed?
That’s a sticker you see on top of the bed. You should have gotten a spare with the printer. It’s pretty tough too and the spatula isn’t that sharp.
Really appreciate the responses as i am a real newbie!!
One last question, if the bed is scratched or has some residue from previous prints will it affect next printings? I have seen some photos in thingiverse that are really not clean…! Thank you again very much!
If your bed has some residue from previous prints, the bottom of your next print might pick up the leftover residue. Not a problem if you’re using the same or similar colours, but if you’re printing white after black, then it might not look good.
BTW, make sure your calibration is good and the hot end is not too close to the bed. Too close and first layer will be too thin. Brim and skirts will be hard to remove.
Not usually a problem I’ve had pieces of brims left over on the build plate.
Occasionally it has built up around the nozzle, but it didn’t affect the print in any way from what I could tell.
If you’re worried about residue and glue and stuff, some isopropyl alcohol cleans the build plate really well
Hi I am currently having the same problem and do not have access to a linux based pc. Have you found a solution? Does anyone at Snapmaker like @Rainie or @Noah know what this problem could be? It is also happening to my usb stick and I am using a windows 7 system as well. Literally the exact same problem and it is awful. I can’t keep my laptop tied up while printing as I need to use it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Another post here mentioned the same problem, which I was also having. The easy fix is just to put a .nc at the end of the file name, as only .nc files show up on the usb when laser engraving. It worked for me.
Hope it works!
Hey Guys, a quick question please : do you know how much an empty snap maker PLA spool weighs? thanks
Anyone know which filaments can handle frequent exposure to isopropyl alcohol?
Based on what I was able to Google, nylon appears to be one of the few that is completely resistant to isopropanol.