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    hot plate or not

    Dumb question why are most printers using a hot plate and some others have no hot plate like on a makerbot?

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    No, good question

    To stop the print warping when cooling, the heatbed helps reduce the difference in temp between the bottom layer and the extrusion layer.

    PLA warps a lot less than other plastics, so you can get away without a heated bed if you have good adhesion. Personally I always use heatbed even with PLA.


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