Originally shared by Yuan LIU How much is a "dash" of hairspray?

(Yuan LIU) #1

Originally shared by Yuan LIU

How much is a “dash” of hairspray? How long am I expected to wait? My current layer method is killing my patience. But I’m not getting good result without a “layer” layer.

(Griffin Paquette) #2

Why not just use PEI? You don’t have to keep reapplying

(Yuan LIU) #3

Cost is one factor. But experimenting with glass is also important. I always like the smoothness of the surface. (What I really like to do is to build on untreated glass, like some more skilled people do. So far no consistent result. I was very intrigued when I saw a commercial printer that does this at Maker Faire this year. Alas, it starts from US$2,500.)

(Jeff DeMaagd) #4

You can use the shiny side of PEI but it will eventually lose its shine if not just get scuffed and scratched.

I never got good with hair spray but I didn’t try hard either. I think you need enough of a layer that you get a visible texture to it.

(Morio Murase) #5

Based on my experience with a Robo3D R1: If the bed is heated, it doesn’t take much. Just enough for an even coat.

(Thomas Cox) #6

I use glue stick on glass

(Kim Staus Jacobsen) #7

Spray glue or ABS juice…but there are no miracles… The overall temperature is an important factor as well. During winter i use a chicken heating lamp above the printer, heat then radiates downwards.

Note: I have no patience what so ever…

Thingiverse user pebber

(Griffin Paquette) #8

I used to think that cost was a factor I should consider before using PEI, but I have had such a higher print success rate after swapping that it must have paid itself off several factors by now.

Snag a piece of glossy PEI. You will never look back:-)

(Yuan LIU) #9

Thank you all for the tips. I guess Ares’ lack of a heated bed will always be a disadvantage, even in terms of evaporation rate. (Hence prep time.) @Kim_Staus_Jacobsen 's downward heating makes an interesting case. Does this mean an IR heater could be of help?

(Kim Staus Jacobsen) #10

Yes i will expect so Mr. Liu, my experience is, if you want the advantage og printing direct on glass- you need an invoriment around 45 degrees

(Panayiotis Savva) #11

3D Printing in Cyprus in summer, 45 Deg provided by nature