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Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:41 pm
by walshlg
another good thing is the edge isn't too sharp, I've cut myself 4 times on the old glass

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:46 am
by spid
I think buildtak will work very well with this in a long run.

hairspray can be cheap but messy with the cleaning and preparation of the surface everytime.

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:48 am
by jmp
spid wrote:hairspray can be cheap but messy with the cleaning and preparation of the surface everytime.

No need to clean it every time, I go quite a few prints before cleaning.

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:22 pm
by Zettlinger
With hairspray i use the buildplate as much as i can but i do not print twice on the same area. When i take the print off the spot where it was has little or no grip anymore and causes lift. So no i dont take it out and clean each print but yes after i use the whole plate once i do need to take it out and clean/resurface it.

If there is a more efficient way i'd love to hear it :) For now i plan to order a few more plates soon so i can just simply switch and clean them by a bunch at a time

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:53 pm
by RogerSt
Michael:
How can i order more than one buil plate?

Thanks

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:44 am
by lylewaters
how does this plate compare to the zebra plate that some others have tried?

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:10 pm
by Michael
We have finished our testing with AquaNet, and the results have been in a word, stunning.
We'll be posting a video of application, use and part removals shortly.

If you are unfamiliar with the AquaNet technique. It requires Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Unscented. $2-$3 USD for 11oz can.

1) Move into a well ventilated area, away from flames.
2) Clean plate with isopropyl alcohol,
3) Let dry completely
4) Shake AquaNet throughly,
5) Apply thin coat to one side only. Spraying slightly past edges before releasing nozzle.
6) Let dry until you can no long see wet patches.
7) Apply another coat, for complete coverage of the same side. Avoid runs or drips.
8) Let dry
9) Install plate into printer, treated side up.
10) Test print to determine and adjust Z height appropriately.
11) Enjoy!

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:12 pm
by RogerSt
Michael: I got my plates today.
thanks for the payback of a part of the shipping costs

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:52 pm
by Michael
Very good Roger!

We just uploaded the video of the warp, curl, adhesion and release testing using only 2 light coats of Aqua Net Extra Hold, Unscented on the build plate.

https://vimeo.com/183377625

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:08 pm
by basilfawlty
Hi Michael,

I'm not able to PM you but I ordered a build plate today and I'm just wondering if you're still trying to unload those poorly cut plates. I'd be happy to have one of those added to my order if can get in touch with me.

Name on order: Mark Petzold

Michael wrote:Hi Folks, we have a few build plates that something didn't quite go right with the Amada laser, and have a little too much carbon scoring on just one end of one side for my liking. It was either cutting speed, power, focus or a combination. If your going to be using an adhesive surface, they will be fine. The only issue would be if you are going to print directly on the both sides of the plate, with glue stick or magigoo. So if anyone would like one of those at a deeply reduced cost, PM me.

BTW, We've already made arrangements to cut the next ones with an abrasive water jet system.

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:01 pm
by Evan
Have you tested with aquanet and ABS?

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:32 am
by Michael
Hi Mark,

Just wasn't happy with them, so we recut them into smaller build plates and 5m/6mm nozzle wrenches... you will find a nozzle wrench in all the orders.

basilfawlty wrote:Hi Michael,

I'm not able to PM you but I ordered a build plate today and I'm just wondering if you're still trying to unload those poorly cut plates. I'd be happy to have one of those added to my order if can get in touch with me.

Name on order: Mark Petzold

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:32 am
by Michael
Hi Evan,

We are testing with ABS & getting ready to test with Nylon.

Evan wrote:Have you tested with aquanet and ABS?

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:11 pm
by teslabe
Michael wrote: you will find a nozzle wrench in all the orders.


Hi Michael,
I just got my build plate, looks great and I'm looking forward to using it, but, I couldn't figure out what
the included tool was for, thanks for the info....

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:38 pm
by Michael
teslabe wrote:
Michael wrote: you will find a nozzle wrench in all the orders.


Hi Michael,
I just got my build plate, looks great and I'm looking forward to using it, but, I couldn't figure out what
the included tool was for, thanks for the info....



Its a nozzle wrench for 5.5mm & 7mm nozzles. We had remaining small sections of material, so we figured we'd make something sorta useful out of it.

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:22 am
by basilfawlty
Got my new plate the other day and I love it so far. My glass plates are not even remotely level and this one is dead flat. PLA pops off like a dream. I feel dumb for ordering 2 extra glass plates with my printer. Doh!

Michael, I usually print in ABS so I'm looking forward to the results of your testing.

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:24 am
by jmp
basilfawlty wrote:My glass plates are not even remotely level

Is this with the buildtek on it? I have a hard time believing you have a glass plate that isn't flat.

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:54 pm
by basilfawlty
I think the issue is actually the print bed or extruder sag. With the glass the corners are a lot lower than the middle. Almost 2mm lower.

With the BTSN2 plate, the difference is much less obvious but it's still there. I'm reading through lots of threads on bed leveling. I'll do some more testing and report back.

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:45 pm
by dch
I am interested in getting one because my stock plate just cracked...
-Will I have to relevel the bed or anything if I use this plate?
-I mainly print in PLA and PETG, do I need a Buildtak or can I print directly onto the plate?
-Is there any way to get a discount on shipping (to California)? :P

Re: BTSN2 Build Plate for Raise3D N2 Printers

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:19 pm
by walshlg
A difficult constant with heating any plate is that the center is warmer than the edges and top is much cooler than the bottom.