Why do I need a heated bed?

Every 3D printer has a buildplate/printbed, where the 3D print will be build upon. This can be made from different materials, like glass, kapton, PEI, aluminum and painters tape. Trick is to have the 3D print adhere to the bed during printing, as obviously the print would fail when it comes loose, but the print should be easily removed from the bed after printing.

By heating your printbed, making it a heated bed, the 3D print will stick better to the surface. While cooling down, the plastic will shrink a bit, making it come off more easily. By heating the printbed, the plastic shrinks also less during printing, fixing it better to the bed and reduce the warping effect (where the corners of the print come loose from the bed).

Some common temperatures for a heated bed, with 3Dlac include:

  • PLA - 55°C
  • PETG - 65°C
  • ABS - 80-100°C
Why ReprapWorld?
  • Dispatch same business day!
  • 2.000+ products available from stock
  • More than 25.000 satisfied customers in over 40 countries
  • Secure payment for all payment options
  • Professional tech support (over 9 years 3D experience)
25.000+ satisfied customers

4.4 stars on Google

Pay safely using


About ReprapWorld
ReprapWorld

ReprapWorld is the number one webshop for all your reprap supplies for your 3D printer. We have a large collection of 3D printer components, from our famous electronics lines to filament from our own production. And everything is at a very competitive price!

Contact

RepRapWorld B.V.
Wagenmaker 6a
2631RL Nootdorp
The Netherlands

Email: info@reprapworld.com
Tel: +31 (0) 85 - 009 15 31

Copyright 2009 - 2019 | ReprapWorld B.V.