Trying PrintBite

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  1. Dr Jeep

    Dr Jeep Well-Known Member

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    Not heard much about this and certainly not in the context of a BB so I thought I'd give it a go, bought a 300x300 mm sheet from 3dfilaprint.com.

    Specifically I'm looking for something to make my old K8200 as new user friendly as possible as I am preparing it for a new newb and young user as an entry into 3D printing. But couldn't resist trying a sheet on the BB first.

    Not the cheapest build surface in the world but they say it is maintenance free and long lived. I must say I popped it on a spare glass bed, reset the Z offset and did a PLA print which previously has given me a lot of problems with edges lifting off the bed. and it just worked.

    Seems consistent with the IR probe as well (though I haven't seen the problems others have experienced) gonna try it with Edge (as I have been really struggling with Edge and adhesion)

    Has anyone else used it ? The claims seem almost too good to be true given the range of materials (including tricky ones like Nylon) they claim it works well with.
     
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    Well just an update, I am digging it. run 6 prints off (two in PLA 2 the rest in Edge) and had zero adhesion problems, and not had to do a thing to it between prints, just let the last job self release, remove any skirt with a plastic scraper and start the next job. It almost grips edge too well at 230/80C (a thin part with a large surface area in contact took a long time to release, you have to be patient)

    If you want hassle free and newb friendly then this might well be it, the only limitation is if you find a material that doesn't work on it then you are pretty stuffed as it won't like any other bed prep like glue stick being put on it. I have 2 spare glass plates so I intend to leave them plain.
     
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