Printing on Glass with your Prusa i3 MK2 – Ohhh So Smooth

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    Any of you who love printing on glass because of the beautiful “Smooth as glass” surface will love 3D printing on glass with your MK2.

    This short video will show you how easy it is by adding a few lines of code to your start up script within your slicer.

    I would recommend going to your hardware store with the measurements of your print bed and have a couple of pieces cut by someone familiar with cutting glass and even have them smooth the edges to help prevent cracking and the possibility of cutting yourself.

    You’ll also need a few chip clips or some method to hold the glass securely to the hotbed.

    Follow along by watching the short video below. The Gcode for your start up script can be copied from the text display below the video.

    Note: You must accurately measure the thickness of your glass and change the value in the gcode before running the script. Remember to check out our list of the best 3D printers for businesses to get the best results.

    Update: I have also checked the bed temp with a laser thermometer and the temp of the glass is about 7 degrees cooler than the hotbed so adjust accordingly for your environment. You’ll want to choose the best 3D printer filament to make sure it works correctly!

     

     

    Rush Chapman
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    Hello, my name’s Rush Chapman. I’m a 3D printing enthusiast. I started this site to help people choose 3D printing projects and select the best 3D printer for your needs, whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro!