3D Printed Parts

Discussion in 'Scratchbuilding!' started by Sterling101, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. thunder

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    Nice pun [ you are sticking with it ] lol
     
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  2. thunder

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    LOL oh p=ss off ha
     
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  3. thunder

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    No,the whole street was in black out mode.
     
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  4. I was going to ask the same question. :) My bed is 220mm or 8 1/2" square , their 8"x 8" square isn't to bad in price $8.70 CA per sheet , 8 1/2" or 220mm square takes a big jump in price around $15.00 CA per sheet. For that price difference I would lose 1/2" print area. ;)
     
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  5. TomMonton

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    One unusual discovery I made is my glass plate isn't exactly flat... it's warped. One side is has a slight concave to it, flip it over and its convex. What a piece of work.

    I cheated the difference and made sure that I was set correctly in the center area and boom.... we're printing.

    Thinking maybe the bed was warped i was able dispel that notion by reasoning if the bed was warped, both sides of the plate glass would be pulled down by the clips.... and my result would be forever high in the center.

    Cuss&swear !!

    The good news is I've identified my issue and can for the immediate term have a viable work around. I will need to replace this before a try a wider print.

     
  6. Where did you look up those price? On the buildtak website its a little more money.

    I think to buy 8"x8" buildtak its worthwhile if you buy a filament like PC-max from polymaker.com. It comes with a free 8"x8" buildtak
     
  7. Sterling101

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    As long as you're mindful of not cutting it when you take you parts off the bed it lasts brilliantly. Been on for over 6 months now with no signs of wear. It's actually my second one as I tried auto levelling but it didn't work well on the firmware I'd built so ended up mashing the sheet up, otherwise I'd still be on my first one :)

    I use brake cleaner to wipe it down from time to time just to lift any sort of residue off but I would have thought isopropyl alcohol would do the trick fine too.
     
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  8. bogusbandit56

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    That is very unusual, Tom.
    The reason people print on float glass is because it is supposed to be perfectly flat.
    Glad to hear you have it sorted.:)
     
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  9. Ok, thats good to know. Will see if I can get one. I really like their complete FlexPlate System too. Magnetic plate to get things off, pretty cool!
     
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  10. The cheapest was off of Amazon.ca . I looked at BuildTak's own website plus other Canadian distributors, Amazon was the cheapest plus if you ordered over $35.00 CA free shipping.
     
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  11. Sterling101

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    I got mine from Amazon. Wasn't too expensive but not too cheap either...
     
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  12. TomMonton

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    That was my opinion as well.... odd but it does finally make some sense with what's going on here This also explain a lot of some of anomalies I've enjoyed over the past couple weeks.

    I'll have to visit the local hardware store and see what they can offer in an 300x300 tempered glass plate.
     
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  13. So you use nothing for adhesion then, well with the masking tape I don't add anything else but sometimes on large or long prints I can see the masking tape lifting from the bed but still stuck to the print. I give those a whirl.
     
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  14. For me, I cant seem to find single sheet on Amazon. I think I can get a 20% student discount from BuildTak, hmm...
     
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  15. I first found it doing a google search, I then searched Amazon just to see it the flex build plate would come up but it didn't. just different sizes of buildtak . Here is one link.


    www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MN5X2YG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  16. The flex build plate is not available on Amazon. But think its way too expensive. Just the buildtak sheet I can see buying - probably looking at the amount of glue sticks I go thru...
     
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  17. bogusbandit56

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    Quick Quick Amazon has Buildtak really cheap but they are only220x220 x .5mm sheets.
     
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  18. Sterling101

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    Literally it sticks like the proverbial to a blanket - best thing I've ever found.

    No messing with other agents to add to the build platform and it's clean as a whistle when it comes off too :)
     
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  19. Ordered some 8x8 sheets. :)
     
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  20. The cheap ones are 203mm x 203mm , the 220's take a big jump up in price. :)
     
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