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Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Cory Harpell, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Cory Harpell

    Cory Harpell Member

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    Ok, so on every other printer I have only ever used blue painters tape and never had an issue. On the C2 i have been using the provided black tape without issue, but wanted to see if anyone out there is using a different option for the C2 bed.
     
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    Nope :)

    Bought more of that. It is a PEI style material and quite good for what they are using it for.
    Without bed heat there isn't too much better you could use. You could get sheet of real PEI and adhere it to the bed if you wanted:

    This is only an example, shop around:

    http://gizmodorks.com/pei-sheet-3d-printing-build-surface/
     
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  3. Cory Harpell

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    Bed will be heated shortly! :D
     
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    Everything is there on the control board to add heated bed in, mostly because (I assume) they will use the same electronics and mostly the same firmware for the R2.
     
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    Yes, I saw that... I have the heated bed already ordered in the correct size and all the connectors purchased already... I made a cad drawing of a replacement bed mount and have one of my students machining out the parts now... should have them done Tuesday. Wanted to make it so it would bolt right up to the factory holes so it would be easy to install... have 3 c2's that will get the upgrade.
     
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    Awesome. Post pictures in a project/mod thread!
     
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    Yes please do. Might not be a bad idea to offer machined plates for c2 owners wanting the same :D
     
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    I'd get one even if I never intended to add heat.
     
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    I'll try and get info posted in the next couple days... but leaving on the 8th and out of the country for 20 days... so final setup most likely won't be done until I get home...
     
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    Got a look at the finished aluminum beds today. They look great, but I didn't have time to do anything with them as I had to leave early. Will be back on the 26th and update then. We already have the CNC program sorted so running more off for others won't be a problem. Sorry it will be a long delay, but as soon as I get back I will update!
     
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