(CC) This is a follow-up video to my June 2018 video, where I introduced something nobody seemed to be using yet. A small amount of table sugar, completely dissolved in only a few drops of tap water, can consistently and reliable secure 3D prints onto heated beds/build plates (PLA filaments shown). This might work with other filaments too? ABS…etc.). Here I’ll demonstrate a "slightly" updated procedure using smaller mix volumes, with some challenging test prints so you can see for yourself. This method has so far worked quite well for me. I wish to share this with you, my viewers!
Note! I have repeatedly found that my prints will NOT release from the bed until the bed temperature hits 20 degrees Celsius. (prints have stayed locked on for me even at 30 deg C/86 deg F). LET THE BED COOL!
As shown in the following link, sugar (sucrose) caramelizes and decomposes at 186 degrees Celsius (367 degrees Fahrenheit). Since 3D Printer nozzles dispense PLA at or above this critical temperature, I suspect this may one of the key reasons why this method seems to work so well. Is the PLA caramelizing the sugar? I really don't know, but the effects are interesting.
• Reference link; - see “Thermal and Oxidative degradation of sugar (Sucrose)” found at http://www.wikipedia.org/wi...
• Here is my original video, from June 2018. https://youtu.be/TThQ0fTfQz8
Since that video was released, I've adjusted my "mix size" so as to be smaller, and is also applied with a little more control. I also offer some thoughts and ideas on why this method might work for me so well. (I am guessing of course). Thanks
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