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Print Surface Discussion - Bed Adhesion
A common problem beginners have the JGAurora 3D printers is bed adhesion, especially with the coated glass "diamond glass" sheet that come with the A5, A5S, A3S and A1. My experience has been that this coating is fantastic -- as long as you use it correctly. This same coating is used by other 3D printer companies as well, Geeetech calls theirs the "Super Plate, while AnyCubic call's theirs the "Ultrabase". These surfaces are all the same - the "diamond glass bed" is actually a silicon carbide frit coating that is applied to the glass to create a microscopically rough and porous surface which promotes adhesion. As the print cools down, it shrinks, causing the parts to release easily from the glass surface.
However, getting the first layer to stick can be tricky, which is why I put together a document with tips for bed adhesion with diamond glass on the JGAurora wiki.
Following those tips, so far everyone I have come across has been able to successfully get their prints to stick. Occasionally there are some colours of filament that cause problems, but so far from the feedback I have heard, the success has been 100% after following ALL of those tips.
This being said, I know many people find the diamond glass surface to be to "picky" or "sensitive", as it is very vulnerable to oils on the print bed from fingerprints which will severely reduce adhesion until the bed is cleaned. The diamond glass surface can also require a few prints to stick correctly when changing materials, e.g. from ABS to PLA, sometimes I have heard people have problems with this.
For this reason, I'm starting a thread to discuss other build surfaces people have tried. I would encourage people making claims about various surfaces they use to post videos of them pulling off prints, so that we can see exactly what it is like.
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