How Do I Clean the Dremel's Build Plate?
Modified on: Mon, 9 Apr, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Before going into details on how to clean the build plate - please know that you can print successfully on a pretty cloudy, rough (with glue), build plate. Your plate may seem dirty but your 3D Printing polymer will happily stick to the glue.
HOWEVER - After a lot of printing, there can be excess glue stuck to the glass plate. This can cause an uneven bed and it is therefore recommended to clean the glass plate once in a while. When doing this, it's always good practice to make sure that the Dremel 3D45 is turned off and build plate has cooled down.
REMOVING LARGE PIECES OR PRINT ARTIFACTS
First use the included paint scraper to remove any leftover skirts, pieces of support, or other remnants.
REMOVE THE BUILD PLATE
After that, you can remove the build plate by un-clipping the two black tabs in the front. More info here.
CLEANING THE BUILD PLATE
When you run warm water over the build plate, it'll re-activate the glue. You should be able to use warm water and your fingers to remove the glue. If necessary, try adding hand or dish soap.
REPLACING THE BUILD PLATE
Allow the build plate to fully dry. Then - make sure no debris is atop the heated PCB and put the plate back in the printer.
After you're done, re-apply a fresh coat of gluestick or your favorite build surface solution. If you need additional help, see our article here on prepping the build plate.
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