PLA/PHA and aluminum heated bed

  • I am currently using tape to print PLA on a cold aluminum bed. My printer has a proximity sensor so for now, glass is out of the question. So, what is the second best option to use the heated bed so I can print with PHA? Is Kapton tape the best option here? Thanks.

  • PLA/PHA is very similar to regular PLA. I would recommend using the blue painter's tape for it as well, along with minimal bed heating (60 C).

  • I thought about using tape and heat but I thought the heat would make the tape leave glue behind on the bed and the print wouldn't stick as well to the tape.

  • Tape works just fine for low heat (60 C). It just isn't good for higher temperatures (80 C or more).

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