3D Printing of PLA and ABS
PRINTING ON BLUE TAPE (taken from matterhackers)
Blue Tape, or Painters Tape, is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get a great print from PLA. Here is a quick checklist of things you want to make sure you are doing.
- Check that the Blue Tape creates an even layer. Don’t miss any spots. Don’t overlap the edges.
- Don’t heat the bed when using Blue Tape, it will not stick well to your PLA
- Replace any tape strips that get damage when removing parts.
- Replace the tape after 5-10 prints or when parts stop sticking.
- If your first layer is not sticking – make sure the print head is close enough to make a nice squished line of PLA. If that doesn’t take care of your problem, you may want to increase the ‘first layer temperature’ 5 to 10 degrees (start with 5 and increase if necessary).
Heat, Heat, Heat!!!
Kapton Tape works well for me – put down a layer on you heated bed. This can be fun but easiest method is using water/soap mixture. See here
ABS Slurry – Acetone plus ABS about 10 to 1 mixture but up to the user.
Hair Spray – try this on your Kapton tape or even give it at try on blue painters tape – Try Aqua Net – Shop
Some links to more info: