A week or so, I posted my intent to try printing on cork, which I have an abundance of.
My original idea was that it might make a great surface for printing PLA onto since PLA doesn’t necessarily require a heated bed. After a couple of experiments last night, I think that it may be possible print ABS onto cork without a heated bed.
Check out the album (there are comments with the pictures / videos)
#1 - ABS seems to stick to semi-warm cork really well.
#2 - The ABS print is easy to separate from the cork.
#3 - There is no scarring or tearing of the cork, which makes it reusable.
#4 - 1/8" thick is too thin. I’m going to try to glue several pieces together to prevent the warping that you see on the larger print.
@Anthony_White Responded to my last offer to send cork out to anyone that wanted to experiment, and he says he may have some time to try PLA and ABS on a non-heated bed this weekend.
I’m willing to send some pieces to a couple of other people for experimentation. Just PM me your plate measurements and mailing address. I’ll send something to the first 3 folks who respond (if you are willing to share your results with the community)