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Print plate care and cleaning

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:40 am
by ChrisHillseth
Hey Guys!

I just recently picked up the UP mini 2. I've done a couple prints so far and they have come out perfectly. That being said, I've started to see some scorch marks on my "solid" print plate as well as left over filament in the holes of the "grated' print plate. My question is: what is the best way to clean out the filament that is stuck in those tiny holes or does it even matter?

Re: Print plate care and cleaning

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:10 pm
by Owen Sparks aka Marksman
For the "perfboard", then leave the plastic in the holes, it gives the new raft something to melt into. There's plenty of space in the raft to cope with empty or full holes so no need to give it a thought.

Scorch marks sound more worrying though. Nozzle too low?

Owen S.

Re: Print plate care and cleaning

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 1:02 pm
by JuanCR
I've never cleaned the bed, just pass the spatula on it.

Re: Print plate care and cleaning

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:07 pm
by ChrisHillseth
OwenSparks wrote:For the "perfboard", then leave the plastic in the holes, it gives the new raft something to melt into. There's plenty of space in the raft to cope with empty or full holes so no need to give it a thought.

Scorch marks sound more worrying though. Nozzle too low?

Owen S.
Well thats good news, I was worried about build up that would ruin the output.


Its possible, it was my first "out of the box" run with the machine that left the plate with some visible burn marks. I'm not sure it the filament was too hot or the nozzle was too low. I recalibrated everything so it no longer happens.

Re: Print plate care and cleaning

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:08 pm
by ChrisHillseth
imprenta3d wrote:I've never cleaned the bed, just pass the spatula on it.
Cool! I'll keep that in mind.