Removing prints from the bed sometimes requires a bit of patience and technique. We've provided some guidance to help keep your prints, build surface, and fingers intact during the print removal process.
- Putty knife
- Large, flat wedge for larger parts
- Rubber mallet
Important Safety Information: Use caution when using implements to remove prints: keep your hands and fingers clear of the metal ends and always point implements away from you, never toward you.
- Allowing a heated bed to cool down to room temperature before removing a print helps with the removal process.
- Avoid prying your part upward at a sharp angle. This can bend or break your part.
- Keep the flat side of the putty knife or wedge as parallel to the bed as possible.
- Avoid using anything with sharp corners to remove parts. These can damage the PRINTinZ bed surface.
- Where possible, slide the putty knife between the part and the bed and gently wiggle it sideways.
- If you meet resistance, keep the putty knife between the part and the bed and tap the handle of the putty knife with the rubber mallet.
- While tapping, continue to slide the putty knife under the part, working it free from the bed.
- For larger parts, use the same sliding and tapping method, but with a larger, flat wedge.
- Using a slow, steady pace, continue working your way under the part until it is freed from the bed.