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Reducing warping in 3D printing

by luben111 Jun 12, 2018
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PEI sheet is also a good idea to decrease the warping effects

Thank you for sharing the foil idea!
For the print bed I love my pei-sheet.

My initial idea was also to use cardboard box but as I didn't have the right size box and was lazy to cut holes for monitoring the printing process I came with the solution with bubble film. The bubble film works really well as thermal insulation and also allows to see the printing process (even not perfectly).

It makes huge difference, this is probably "must have" equipment for the 3D printer and is very simple and cheap. Before using the cover I replaced the blue tape after two prints and got warped parts, at the moment I'm printing six times on same tape and no warping. Also the treatment of the blue tag with the spoon makes possible to recover the tape.

I feel your pain. I used a medium cardboard moving box and cut out 2 "windows" that I covered with some scrap clear plastic. Now can see the monitor screen and watch print from the side. Makes a big difference.