In store at 2d print world Aylesbury
In store at 2d printworld Aylesbury

Removing a Part from your Print Bed

Problem: “I can’t remove my part from the build platform.”Sometimes, a part can be stuck to the print surface really well and you’re unable to get good leverage to pop it off.  When printing a pyramid shape, it’s even difficult to get at it with conventional tools.  Here are a few tips:

  • Bring the temperature of the heat bed up (or down) to about 60C for ABS.Wrap the jaws of a pair pliers with a rag and try to get some leverage somewhere on your part.Wrap the end of a chisel with some tape and carefully work at a corner of your part.  The tape just protects your Kapton or other printing surface from getting scratched.