Printing enthusiasts who print using 3D printers know that one of the most important aspects of the process is ensuring the printer plate is clean. Not only does a dirty plate impact the quality of the printed product, it can also lead to wear and tear on the equipment. Fortunately, keeping the plate clean is not a difficult task and can be accomplished using a few simple steps.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off before beginning any cleaning process.
2. Remove the printed object from the printer plate.
3. Wipe the plate with a soft, dry cloth.
4. If any debris or build-up remains on the plate, use a small amount of isopropyl alcohol on a cloth to clean it.
5. Allow the plate to dry completely before putting the printer back into use.
If you print regularly, it is likely that at some point you will need to clean your 3D printers build plate. Build plates can become dirty over time from the plastic filament residue left over from prints. This residue can cause problems with the adhesion of new prints to the build plate, resulting in prints that come loose or fail completely. Fortunately, there are a few methods you can use to clean your build plate and get it back to its former glory.
The first step is to gather the necessary supplies. You will need a cleaning solution, a scraper or wipe, and a lint-free cloth. The cleaning solution can be a simple mixture of dish soap and water, or you can purchase a specialized build plate cleaner. Be sure to read the instructions carefully before using any cleaning solutions, as some can be harmful to your printer if used incorrectly.
Once you have the supplies ready, its time to start cleaning. The most important part is to clean the build plate regularly, as waiting until it is completely covered in residue will make the job much more difficult.