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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Taking proper care of the build platform surface

Most DIY 3D printers work on the surface of a glass plate. This makes the surface of the glass a very important substrate of the build platform. How well the print adheres to this surface will determine the success of the printing.

In this recipe, we'll follow some suggestions on how to care for the glass plate and how to optimize the surface for the ABS and PLA filaments.

Getting ready

You'll need rubbing alcohol, tape, and soft rags for cleaning. You will also need straight-edge razors designed for scraping windows and hairspray. The following recipe will explain the supplies needed, in greater detail.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Keeping the glass secured to the build platform is an ...

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