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Can a Glass Bed be added to the Pro Series

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:01 pm
by RiserDog
Can a glass bedplate be added to the Pro Series? Maybe use one off of a N2. I find the Buildtak leaves a white residue when printing some colors of pla. :roll:

Re: Can a Glass Bed be added to the Pro Series

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 pm
by Rogman
i bought a second build plate (or just remove BuildTak from your original) and use silicon thermal pads and placed glass on it. works well! i will try and post a picture tomorrow. https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-400mm-Silicone-Thermal-Heatsink/dp/B007PPEW52

Re: Can a Glass Bed be added to the Pro Series

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:31 pm
by RiserDog
Thanks. Did you adhere the glass to the build plate somehow or do the thermal pads adhere the glass? What is the reason for the thermal pads?

Re: Can a Glass Bed be added to the Pro Series

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:43 pm
by Rogman
the pads do two things. they transfer the heat from the metal bed to the glass and silicone has a high coefficient of friction (with glass its over 1) so it holds the glass in place without the need for clamps. i will still try and get a picture on here for you. i just wont be back in the shop until Monday. also do not forget that the glass will sit a bit higher than the Buildtak did so you will need to raise the z axis "tab" way higher than normal to prevent the nozzle from crashing into the glass when you home Z axis. then readjust the nozzle distance to your liking. i set all mine at .006 inch or .15 mm.

Re: Can a Glass Bed be added to the Pro Series

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:35 pm
by Rogman
here is the picture. i washed off the elmers purple glue stick. Image