ABS recommendations

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ABS recommendations

Postby Burley » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:51 pm

Trying some small parts with ABS. Not interested in ABS juice. Anyone printing straight on the glass?
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Re: ABS recommendations

Postby Noircogi » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:22 pm

I've not done a lot of ABS on the Artemis, but I've done a ton of it on my Max V3 with enclosure.

I heat the bead to 110C for the first few layers, then drop to 100.

Every once in a while (many prints), I clean the glass well, then apply a wet coat of Aqua-net purple. That's the "all weather, extra hold, unscented" type.

ABS sticks very well with that setup.

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Re: ABS recommendations

Postby geneb » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:25 am

I'll second the AquaNet tip - the heated bed performance is a lot better with the Artemis since the heat spreader gives a much more even heat. Just be aware that the vinyl decal on the heat spreader will darken at higher temps. (Unless you've got one of the black anodized beds, then you don't have anything to worry about).

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Re: ABS recommendations

Postby JayDee » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:56 pm

The best solution by far I've tried for printing ABS on glass is Airwolf's Wolfbite product. It's a liquid solution (viscosity of water) you simply brush on the glass and allow to dry. It leaves your prints clean and smooth without having to deal with the horrible sticky mess of glue, ABS juice, hairspray, or any other goop you put on your glass. It lasts for many prints (haven't counted exactly) before needing to be renewed. The adhesion is fantastic, and when the bed cools down the prints will generally pop right off. A word of caution: the adhesion is so good that if you get impatient and pry a print off before the bed has cooled sufficiently, you'll actually pull up a chunk of the bed glass!

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Re: ABS recommendations

Postby JayDee » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:55 pm

I'll add that I recently tried the plastic film from GeckoTek (http://www.geckotek.co) on my Artemis. It works incredibly well with ABS, but to a fault. The adhesion is so strong and uniform that it's really difficult to remove prints with a large bed contact area, even after the machine has cooled down completely. I've destroyed several otherwise good prints trying to get them off. For small prints with not much contact area, it's great.


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