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Build plate is tearing up a little when you remove the print.
I suggest purchasing a glass replacement to go over the top of your build plate. Note: You'll have to calibrate your Z-axis a little unless if you get super lucky and the glass plate is exactly the same thickness as your current plate. Amazon has one for $20
I think this borosilicate glass is probably better for a printer bed. It's what I'm using under my PEI.
Glass Printer Bed 235x235x3.8mm Borosilicate Glass 3D Printer Glass Print Platforms for Ender 5/Ender 3/Ender 3 Pro [link]
Do u know if this is a good one (Glass Printer Bed 235x235x3.8mm Borosilicate Glass 3D Printer Glass Print Platforms for Ender 5/Ender 3/Ender 3 Pro [link]) and do u just clip it on or do u have to modify anything
That's the bed I bought, I had to change the gcode for the starting position and raise the bed a little otherwise it's completely the same, the metal head needs to be a bit hotter than normal but it works much better than the stock extrusion. Completely worth the 100 dollars in my opinion
This is the one I have installed on my 3D printer.
There are others that have a coating that makes the filamet stick to the glass without the need for glue sticks but I prefer using the plain one and rubbing some glue stick on it. I guess it depends on your preference.
I had the same problem. Either I wasn't able to get a successful first layer or one corner of the part would start to warp and become unstuck from the bed. After switching to a borosilicate glass platform, I no longer had adhesion issues. I purchased this one from Amazon and it works very well:
These are the steps I always follow:
Level the bed by placing a post-it note under the extruder nozzle on each corner. Gradually adjust each leveling knob as you drag the post-it until you feel a slight resistance.
Apply a liberal amount of Elmer's purple glue stick to the print area on the glass bed.
When you are setting up your print in your slicing software, make sure to print a brim. This will put down a layer of fillement outlining the print area. If the brim is sticking well then you know you will have a successful first layer. If not, stop the print and re-level your bed.
If you have difficulty removing the completed print, run warm water over it or apply a warm washcloth for a few hours. The warm water will dissolve the glue and your prints should come right off. Just make sure it isn't too hot or it will warp your parts. You can also use dental floss if the part will still not release. I tried using a spatula but found that they are too thick to get under the part.
Since the glue is water soluble, clean up is very easy. Just run warm water over the glass and it rinses right off.
I had the same issue. I was never able to get a successful first layer with the stock platform. After switching to a borosilicate glass platform, I get a successful print every time. I purchased this one from Amazon and it works very well:
These are the steps I always take:
Level the bed by placing a post-it note under the extruder on each corner, gradually turning each leveling knob as you drag the post-it and feel a slight resistance.
If you have difficulty removing the completed print, run warm water over it or apply a warm washcloth for a few hours. The warm water will dissolve the glue and your prints should come right off. Just make sure it isn't too hot or it will warp your parts. You can also use dental floss if the part will still not release.
Since the glue is water soluble, clean up is very easy just run warm water over the glass and it rinses right off!
Let me know if you have any questions.
It's a fairly generic glass bef from Amazon.
Glass Print Bed Borosilicate... [link]
I originally ordered the creality, but recieved a used one (complete with deep scratches from bad levelling). They couldnt replace it so i went with this one. Zero regrets at all. That bed snd aqua net is amazing.
I've had my Ender 3 Pro for a few weeks now and I had issues similar to that, but much worse actually. The best I could get it would be the middle was perfect, the right hand side was too high and would almost scrape the extruder along it and the bottom was too low and I had adhesion issues.
I bought this glass bed, a little more than just getting glass from your local hardware store, but I was a bit concerned about temperature cycling over time, and I've seen some conflicting info when searching around about it, I thought the extra $10 was worth knowing I wouldn't have it crack/shatter at some point.
After installing that, and moving up the Z-stop a bit to compensate, it was like having an entirely new printer. It takes some effort to get it perfectly level, but once it's there it's rock solid across the entire bed, and I get pretty much perfect adhesion. I've made several prints, one was a day and a half long, and I haven't had to adjust it once.
Also, I don't use glue or tape or anything else for PLA, just clean the surface with isopropyl alcohol and go. In fact, I tried the glue stick method the first print and it took me quite a while to get the print off of it, so I stopped and never looked back.
I also upgraded the bed springs at the same time, but I'm not sure what impact that had...it was more of a cheap upgrade that couldn't hurt and since I would have to start over leveling it anyway...
> It’s like a $3 investment if you buy from Lowe’s or Home Depot.
Dont you need borosilicate glass or did Lowes have that. All I have here is Menards and they just have regular glass. Been looking at this one on amazon. Good reviews and its just cut to fit glass with no coatings like the Creality brand does. I think I will switch to glass because I have already printed all the upgrades and upgraded to a metal extruder, better bed springs and bowden tube. The skr mini e3 v2.0 board comes today (It sits behind me in my home office so I would like it a bit quieter.
As is I have made great prints already. Never had anything come unstuck from the bed or issues with jittering or gaps in the prints. Really pays off to read and watch you tube videos before you jump into 3d printing. I have researching it for over 6 months before I bought one finally. Next up is learning to use 3d model software other than just for making gcode files from existing models.
I bought mine from Amazon Glass bed
If you’re gonna buy from amazon, buy this one!
Glass Printer Bed 235x235x4.0mm... [link]
I’ve had zero complaints with it other than it’s quite thick. All my prints literally pop off when it’s cooled down. Just remember to turn bump up your bed temps a little (5-10C) to help everything stick.
I got this one on Amazon. There's currently a coupon right below the price to save $2. I've had no issues with it. Make sure to use some glue stick to help with adhesion. The prints come right off after the bed cools.
The is my second glass bed, the first was similar to (if not the same thing without creality branding) the creality one and I like this one so much more. Are amazon links allowed here? (No affiliation)
My stock bed came with a dip in the middle, which would work fine for small prints, but would cause issue on large prints or prints with multiple small items.
I have not had any of the issues you mention with my glass bed. I do not need to use glue/hairspray nor did I need to do any tuning in my slicer for the first layer settings to get my prints to stick. Just a good wipe-down with alcohol before each print and the same settings I was using with the stock bed.
fwiw I am not using the Creality glass bed, I'm using this Borosilicate glass bed
I got this one. It has good reviews and the price was right.
I think most on Amazon are probably similar.
Glass Print Bed Borosilicate Glass 3D Printer Glass Print Bed 235x235x3.7mm for Ender 3 DC-01 Glass Print Bed Borosilicate Glass [link]
I got this just over a year ago and it works wonders.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JKGNB6W is what I have. Between this and my purple Elmers glue stick I have no issue with plate adhesion. For my PETG prints, I keep the bed at 40C, and it works perfectly every time. Note: I also clean the bed with a razor blade between prints.
I ended up ordering a borosilicate glass bed on Amazon! Fixed my warped bed issue..
Mine is stupid thick at 4mm. Got it off amazon.
I get this
And then I get this
And then I stick the two together and enjoy a nice flat surface that plastic loves to stick to and comes off easily when it's cooled down. Just wipe with some Isopropyl every once in a while.
Edit: oh and I use these things to hold it to my aluminum heated plate.
Ive been having great luck with this one. Just ordered a couple more for other printers.
Thanks! Glass with hairspray for adhesion.
Only used a few times
I personally much prefer tempered glass bed ($12 on Amazon), which much improves print quality. Also, make sure you level your bed (I personally found this guide to be most useful for stock printer).
I don't know about the glass on top of the magnetic base. But I can tell you that the sooner you go to glass, the easier life will be. After about a year of the stock base on an Ender 3, I put a sheet of PEI on top of glass for my bed. You have to reset the Z-stop. But once you do that, Zero problems - ZERO. Perfect prints. Repeatedly.
I'm still waiting for delivery. The printer isn't quiet but it's not distracting, I like the mech noises.
I picked up a Borosilicate Glass bed from Amazon for about $20 when I bought the printer, and adhesion gets a real boost. I had been going back and forth with the magnetic build plate, and ended up scraping the magnetic plate a bit too much when I aborted a print that only made a very thin layer. I could probably have recovered, but I have to say, scraping the glass plate is much easier, and with a little bit of hairspray on it, I haven't had any adhesion problems.
I already had a Raspberry PI laying around, but I have to say, Octoprint is just awesome. It saves you from running back and forth with the SD card, but more so you can heat up the tip and extrude filament before a change. I've also gotten a big kick out of the timelapse videos, after adding a $20 camera. As others have mentioned, you can run Pi hole on it, or any number of other things, but I think I'm just going to dedicate this one to the printer. My printer is in the basement, so it's pretty handy to just take a peek at the webcam feed or the progress on Octoprint from my phone vs going downstairs to see how it's doing.
The springs on my bed are a bit flimsy, so I ordered some replacements that I've seen recommended.
These are just my two bits of course, but I don't see any reason to replace the mainboard or firmware.
I did, and it works great! I've had very little adhesion issues with my prints and leveling is so much easier, especially when you replace the springs with the high tension ones.
The only issue I've had is the binder clips which most people recommend to hold the glass bed on take up a little space and limit the size of your prints (you can't go to the edge anymore). But other than that, I've loved having a glass bed on my Ender 3 Pro
This is the glass I bought:
These are the springs:
That looks really rough like it's getting too much adhesion, I would try a piece of glass cost ya 15 bucks, https://www.amazon.com/Glass-Print-Borosilicate-Printer-235x235x3-7mm/dp/B07JKGNB6W/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=ender+3+bed&qid=1599706183&sr=8-9
Hi, yes, that's a glass bed. It's $16 bucks but has done the trick. u/Lydiafae seems to have a great budget hack which I would have done if I had thought of it. :)
so did the glass works better on the other side with glue? I have the creality one and a couple different glass. None stick even with soap water, glue or hairspray. Only tape works. Glass Printer Bed 235x235x4.0mm Borosilicate Glass 3D Printer Glass Print Platforms for Ender 5/Ender 3/Ender 3 Pro [link] 2 Pack 3D Printer Glass Print Bed for Ender 3-235 x 235 x 4mm - 8 Printer Bed Clips Included - Ender-3, Ender-3 Pro, Ender-3X, Ender-5, CR-20, CR-20 Pro Tempered Glass Replacement [link]
This is what I'm using right now.
Yes, I actually bought it on amazon but I’ve heard nearly any straight glass sheet can do the trick.
I have the same issue, unfortunately. I haven't tried the E3 glass bed from Creality but when I was reading up on it, there were some complaints of the special coating wearing off very quickly, and at the time, it was going for around $35 on Amazon. It looks like the cost has gone down some to $23. Also, you could just go with a generic borosilicate glass bed for $17 which would do fine with some binder clips and would save a few bucks.
Both are currently in stock and shipping within a few days on Amazon. Just make sure you read the reviews about letting it cool completely before trying to remove the part and being sure not to clean the Creality bed with the special coating with any liquid chemicals.
Generic Borosilicate Glass Bed: [link]
Creality Glass Bed: [link]
Not OP, but here is the one I got a few weeks ago. Works fine.