hay all I received the first part of my printer today and I am wondering how important is a heated printing surface and could I not use a reflective surface and reflect the heat from the extruder nozzle
If you want to print in ABS you’ll need a heated bed. A reflective surface won’t cut it, the issue is that ABS curls when it cools too quickly so the print bed itself has to be hot to slow the print’s cooling and prevent curling.
Ohh thanks for the help
What kind of Printer are you building?
Reprap prusa mandrel
Prusa mandrel huh…like a 3D printing lathe
Hahaha … is that good I kinda hate lathes XD