Note: Make sure that you have the glass on top of the heated bed.
Try using either Blue Masking Tape or a Glue Stick
Hairspray will sometimes work with a heated bed, but this usually means using large quantities of the more costly brands. It is probably better for both your wallet and your lungs to use either the Glue Stick or the Blue Tape method.
Try printing using the slic3r 'brim' setting.
Try using the 'Brim' setting on Slic3r.
A device that deposits plastic in layers, building them up into a 3D object
A 3D Printer that can be bought by the average consumer and fits on a desktop, it does not require specialist equipment or safety gear, nor does it cost thousands to run.
These printers use a process that involves extruding, or pushing, a relatively fluid material on to a level surface -the bed-to produce a 3D object.The extrusion is build up layer by layer to form a solid object when the liquid material hardens/cools/cures. Much like building up layers of a cake, or making a paper mache object.Diamond Age Mako and Moa Printers are FDM printers
A device with a barrel down the middle in which you feed the filament, where it gets heated to a set temperature until it is warm enough to be pushed through a nozzle at the bottom.The melted filament is pushed out by more unheated filament being fed in the barrel, being pushed in the right direction by a motorized hobbed bolt.
To force filament out of the nozzle, like squeezing a icing bag to get the icing out, or twisting the bottom of a glue stick to raise up more glue. It helps to think “Plastic exits the extruder”.
Putting the extruder into reverse, so that it returns the filament to you.
DLP printers use light-reactive plastics call photopolymers and a directed beam of light to harden them. The liquid photopolymer is placed in a container with a movable platform inside. A light (often UV) is then used to outline the shape wanted on the surface of the liquid, therefore hardening it. The platform then moves slightly down, enough for a thin film of the liquid to cover the hardened plastic, this is then hardened and forms the next layer. Much like how ice forms on top of a lake and more ice is created when it rains. When the object is complete, the remaining liquid is drained of and the object removed.
Printers that use lasers to melt substances into a cohesive solid object.Good for high precision, but is limited in variation of colour and currently unable to create empty voids.
Direct Metal Laser Sintering Printers use lasers to melt a design from fine metal powders. Another layer of metal powder is put on, and the next shape (or 'slice') is then melted on top, fusing the two slices together.This allows for the production of high-precision objects, while keeping the amount of clean-up and therefore waste materials down.However, there is still some wastage with a object that contains any internal voids, as any metal powder that is sintered around can be sealed within the object.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Printers work by forming layers of powdered material (This can be anything that can be melted by a laser, like metal, glass, ceramic, nylon etc) that are fused together with the precise heat of a laser.Each new powder layer is both melted into the wanted shape, and fused by the laser to the previous layer forming a solid object. While this produces high-precision -shaped- objects, any attempt as using other powders (either the same material in a different colour, or a different material) in a organized matter is currently unachievable. Imagine trying to layer colours of glitter when you can only arrange them by blowing each colour through a straw. Possible, but unlikely to succeed.
These printers use a electron beam to melt metal wire filament in a vacuum or a zero-gravity environment. After the metal is melted the electron beam and the wire are moved away, allowing the liquid metal to re-solidify. This continual 'linking' between the extrusion and solid wire creates a structure much like welding.Unlike Sintering with powders, this method allows for objects to be printed in mid-air with no set 'bottom' layer or print bed.
These printers use a electron beam in vacuum to melt metal powder in layers, building up solid metal objects while maintaining a very high temperature.This is different to Laser Sintering as metals that react with oxygen can be used.
A program that converts a 3D modelled object into several layers, then plots the course of the extruder.
The speed at which the printer moves while printing. Not to be confused with the flowrate.
How fast the filament flows out the extruder, or how much filament is forced through in a certain timeframe.
This is the product used in Fused Deposition Modelling, typically in a long pre-extruded format. Think long, continuous spaghetti.This is 'fed' into the printer, melted, and then deposited onto the bed (or mid-air in some cases) into the shape desired.