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How To Use Blue Tape For 3d Printing Bed Adhesion


Vision minor here. Im Cole, and I’m Rob. And today we’re gonna show you what we think is the best way to apply blue tape. We call the blue tape method. This painter’s tape masking tape is the tape you can get at any hardware store and most stores, the grocery store. Whatever to find a good one, yeah? I think it’s a name. Relax paste or something like that. You couldn’t buy name-brand. Generally, adhesive is better. The east of this bet. I did it guys like scotch or whatever also like when you when you 3m take it out. Yeah, you know? The cheap stuff will like, strip a thing you don’t warp it. It’s just yeah, by the quality stuff you can if you use an abs and stuff. Yeah, if you’re just. Poa low 10 50 degree plates and stuff. You’ll be fine with whatever you have in your house, but if you really have a super important go, baby. Thanks your money for the nice stuff, but try to stick with the blue stuff. I have my method. Rob probably has is, so I’m just gonna jump into what I think. The best one is, and that is to be really thorough with it. So you don’t have to keep doing it. After every single print, depending on how your plate actually clips in, for instance, on that, you absolutely could not do this, right. Good old plate bolts. You have bullet here, but sometimes if you really want, it doesn’t make a difference. I’ve seen some people actually fold it under to get extra strength. I don’t think it’s gonna make a difference. The adhesive’s gonna give if it’s gonna give the other thing with. That is it can affect the bill plate leveling. Yeah, so that you really don’t want to do that. So that’s why we have like. I say I’ve said in other videos. Get a nice razor and be careful. You basically just want to cut off the edge and it’ll give you the biggest bill plate volume. We’ll get a different angle later. A couple different ways to do it and then. I think what’s most crucial, and I think Rob will probably agree is actually taking the time. I’m gonna turn this around, so it’s facing the camera properly. Yeah, this is what I think is. The most crucial step of this is taking the time to actually line this up as perfectly as possible as to not leave gaps. Make sure there are no air bubbles which I’ll show you how to do later and to not overlap, which either means starting perfectly in the center or on this side. I’m just taking your time. I take a scraper. Get it nice and level down. And then you follow it along doing the best you can. You’re not gonna be perfect. It’s been a long time since. I’ve done this now that we have our nano-polymer keys. If I don’t ever have to do this. It was true, and then that is pretty good. I’m impressed with myself, good job. Cole, alright, what I do is take. It’s very important not to let any bubbles be in there. That is why once again have a quality scraper down, still lifting this corner so that I can’t allow any bubbles in until it’s pressed down down down. Oh, that’s a good adhesion. This bed is perfectly clean. I cleaned it with alcohol beforehand. Isopropyl rubbing alcohol so that there’s excellent adhesion, No crud underneath there so that they can get in between the adhesive. That’s that’s important because you know, when you do print stuff, the part will actually still want to warp up, so your adhesion needs to be good and the adhesive is actually gonna be the limiting factor to how much this will hold down plate. You want to hold? I want to show this. Yeah, yeah, very carefully and get a very clean cut if you can. This is very precarious because we have to film for you guys, you’ll. Get trust them. I have to trust Rob because he’s my boss, but we wouldn’t do it better yet. Yeah, so, but if you felt it, you can feel that put your finger there. That is, oh, my god acceptable. Yeah, right, right, right, uh. I mean, I’ve learned. If you were to print on that, you would not see anything on the web. Yeah, exactly you can get away with having a little gap that still does work. But overlaps generally tend to show as bumps in your print. So if you want a perfectly smooth quantum, do your best possible job at this back in the day didn’t really matter that it did matter, but now. I think with a lot of Auto leveling Beall touch or a little inductive sensor. These are going! This could really having bumps overlaps. That could really mess up your settings. Yeah, yeah, so it is really important to make sure that is right that there you get it as level as possible with a clean plate, so your adhesion is right and a sharp blade continue till the very end of the plate. Do a final to make sure that there is no bubbles underneath there. That feels nice, That’s really all there is to it. It’s really being patient and thorough with a clean surface underneath the paint at the tape. You should be able to get like multiple prints out of this – like when it starts peeling or starts burning, or you start seeing this color, That’s probably when you want to store if your parts start lifting up and you want to replace it If you also want to run and gun with it, it’ll still work if you don’t really, you know, you’re just printing stuff that you know, like, whatever. I mean, you can go. You can just go in the middle of the plate unless you have. Auto leveling. And you want to do the whole plate? But you can really say I’m just printing in the middle. Okay, cool. Let me use almost no tape, Um, and I’ll just, you know, make a little surface. Now you don’t want to touch it too much because you can get oils. That’s a real thing, right, right, And that will limit the IT agents. Sometimes you can get away with it and then just go down. Sometimes you. Can you just get really close to it and I like to start. Start one side and then I like to go all the way to the other side. Make sure it’s lined up And then I can use my finger now. I would have a focused. I just screwed it up. That’s the thing so this can be kind of difficult. I’m just gonna take this turn it around, and then you want to be gentle. Always always be gentle. Oh, there we go, okay, fella? Nice flip it off easy. It works great for PLA work for PGG. IBS is baby s. You’re gonna need to be really thorough well. It warps that that’s the biggest trouble since the part would be on there, and then if this edges is, you know, warping or whatever. Then it’s just gonna pull the tape up, and then you’ll have a warped part anyway, so it doesn’t always work, but for basic stuff, it works great, and I’ve also seen to be it heat. The adhesive on the tape can be your weakest link when you get up to a hundred degrees on your build plate. Then this stuff will just start. If you want to put glue stick on the plate for extra adhesion that works as well. The combo, the combo to power. Tom, double jab, jab, right hook, baby. If you don’t want to deal with all this, we just use our nano-polymer keys. If it’s really easy, you can just apply a little bit, and then you just take a brush. He’s the asking brush. Use a big brush. Whatever you want fun of being but a bit of done, so it’s going to sample that or something. Hit us up. We’ll send you one, all right, so that’s how you apply blue tape and use it for 3d printing. Thanks for checking out the video. It’s got any questions. Leave a comment in the section below or hit us up at contactor vision. Minor comm. Call us whatever we’re here to help. We’re here to help you get into functional 3d printing, So thanks for watching a positive rester day. See you on the next video. Thanks, guys [Music]!

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