The Bambu Lab Cool Plate is designed to offer excellent adhesion while printing, but there might be cases where the results are not as expected. Here are a few recommended steps for troubleshooting adhesion issues with the Bambu Lab Cool Plate.
From time to time, we recommend cleaning the Bambu Lab Cool Plate to ensure that the printing surface is free from any debris, old glue stick, or fingerprints. Natural oils that are present on your hands can find their way onto the printing surface and this will impact the adhesion properties of the sheet.
We recommend cleaning the printing surface with warm water and regular soap. You can use a simple sponge and dishwashing soap, then wash it with water and dry it with a regular paper towel.
You can also use isopropyl alcohol for cleaning. The Cool Plate should work just as well, but it might be a bit harder to clean the glue stick.
While most filament types have a correct temperature set in the Bambu Slicer, if you customize your profile, then we recommend double-checking the temperatures set for the heated bed. In some cases, you might also need to adjust the temperature based on the type of filament used and its proprieties.
There are cases where too much cooling can be detrimental to the print quality and also the adhesion you get with the Bambu Lab Cool Plate.
PLA filament can benefit from as much cooling as possible, especially when printing fast. But if you notice adhesion issues, we recommend lowering the speed of the secondary cooling fan.
You can also adjust when the cooling process starts according to your needs. For example, we recommend starting the secondary cooling fan after the first three layers of the print are completed to ensure the best adhesion during printing.
For increased adhesion, you can also adjust the slicer settings for the first layer. The slicer profiles included in Bambu Studio are pre-configured with values that worked best during testing. But if you have issues, we recommend starting the print with a 0.5mm extrusion width and a 0.25mm layer height for best results. These settings will provide a good base for the rest of the print and will increase the chances of success.
If you still encounter adhesion issues after following the steps described in this article, feel free to open a ticket and our support team will help.
Troubleshooting Adhesion Issues with the Bambu Lab Cool Plate
Some batches of high-temperature plates are supplied with a plastic protective film. If you receive a high-temperature plate that has a plastic protection film on the surface, please remove it before using it.