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adam.l11
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Really, really stupid idea, thermal paste between build plate and bed

Really silly questing

Would never actually do it because of the mess it would make, but theoretically, could you spread standard silver thermal compound between the removeable buildplate and actual bed to even out the heating on my mk3?  Also standard silver stuff not something actually potentially corrosive like liquid metal.

Posted : 11/08/2021 5:39 pm
bobstro
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You can do anything, but it probably won't help with the problem

That's not going to work particularly well with a removable print surface, and it won't fix uneven heating. 

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Posted : 11/08/2021 6:10 pm
cwbullet
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Would not

I would not recommend that course of action.  

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Posted : 11/08/2021 6:33 pm
Dan Rogers
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And what uneven heating problems are causing what?

You could do the same with a bit of avocado - but it wouldn't do much useful.

Posted : 12/08/2021 7:42 am
Altruego
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thicker build plate?

I'm thinking a thicker build plate might result in a more even heating of the plate.  Chefs like heavy bottom pans because it distributes heat more evenly.

Haven't tried it.  Just and idea/

Posted : 13/08/2021 12:18 am
jsw
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Posted by: @altruego

I'm thinking a thicker build plate might result in a more even heating of the plate.  Chefs like heavy bottom pans because it distributes heat more evenly.

Haven't tried it.  Just and idea/

I wonder if this could be tried by simply stacking two build plates and recalibrating the Z, or moving the Pinda and then recalibrating.

Posted : 13/08/2021 5:49 pm
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Stacking plates

This might work.  I might try it.  Has anyone tried it?

Posted by: @jsw
Posted by: @altruego

I'm thinking a thicker build plate might result in a more even heating of the plate.  Chefs like heavy bottom pans because it distributes heat more evenly.

Haven't tried it.  Just and idea/

I wonder if this could be tried by simply stacking two build plates and recalibrating the Z, or moving the Pinda and then recalibrating.

 

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Posted : 13/08/2021 5:54 pm
karl-herbert
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Use preheating time

I heat the printing plate to target temperature and let it work for about 15 minutes so that the heat is spread more evenly. In addition, an insulating layer can be placed between the base plate and the heating plate so that the heat has less of an effect downwards.

wbr,

Karl

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Posted : 13/08/2021 7:38 pm
jsw
 jsw
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Posted by: @karl-herbert

I heat the printing plate to target temperature and let it work for about 15 minutes so that the heat is spread more evenly.

One thing I always do when printing ABS is to preheat the machine and let it sit for 15 minutes or so.  One of the 'attention to detail' things I've found that collectively helps with the quality of ABS prints.  I seldom do it for PLA and PETg.

Posted : 13/08/2021 8:19 pm
Tobbe
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Posted by: @adam-l11

Really silly questing

Would never actually do it because of the mess it would make, but theoretically, could you spread standard silver thermal compound between the removeable buildplate and actual bed to even out the heating on my mk3?  Also standard silver stuff not something actually potentially corrosive like liquid metal.

Sorry for the stupid question, but what is the real problem your trying to solve? and what makes you think uneven heating is the issue?

Posted : 14/08/2021 2:56 pm
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