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Heated bed for C2

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by colton81, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. colton81

    colton81 Active Member

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    has anyone successfully put a heated bed on their C2 if so where and what did you buy to get it? Im wanting to get one put on mine but struggling finding the proper material to make it.
     
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    Someone posted about adding a heated bed. The controller has electrical outputs for it so adding it is possible.

    You are going to want to convert the removable bed from plastic to aluminum (or something else) if you intend to do this.
    Certainly possible, just a bit of work so set your expectations accordingly :)

    Half of the fun in a 3D printer is hacking it to work how YOU want it to anyway.
     
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    A lot of the reprap community seems to like Shenzhen Ali Brothers, they are in China and sell on AliExpress but they will make a silicone heater in any size you need if they don't already, in practically any voltage/wattage you want. That is where I got my heater to upgrade my R1.
     
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  4. colton81

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    I will check them out then thanks.
     
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    Yea ive already have a glass bed that work perfect for it now especially since the update it seems to be working. Going to look more into it. Also going to try your method of dual extrusion out as well soon.
     
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    You can find the output connector for the heated bed on the control board (pretty clearly labeled) and just run that up to your heater.
     
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    anyother places to buy heaters that are faster to get delivered in the U.S? im being impatient otherwise ill just have to wait another month. I checked amazon cant really find anything under 200mm
     
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    Not really. Even the Amazon sources for many of them are ultimately China.
     
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    I just got back in the country today, I have a heated bed upgrade in the works, machined aluminum parts that replace the plastic are done, will get some pics and start the install this week. I will post in a few days...
     
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    Pe
    perfect let me know would love to see it.
     
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    Sorry for the delay... been really busy, had my students machine out a few test parts. This is only a start and test fit, not final at all, but good idea of what I did.
     

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    First test print... quick level and z offset done. will play around with wiring it up this weekend and getting some heat to the bed!
     

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    Nice it looks good! Anyway i could possibly buy one from you? Ive made a few different desings but just dont have the right tools to make it look good and work perfect.
     
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    Im super picky about my parts, so I have made a few versions and keep adjusting things... after I get one that I actually like i will get a cost together and let you know. Sorry that im not more helpful, but I want it to be exactly what I want first!
     
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    Thanks youve been more then helpfull!
     
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    I'll end up doing one of these eventually. I'm wondering about the proper routing of the hot/ground though for the heating element. It can't interfere with the various z-adjustments going on in the rear section, methinks. The cable must reach the highest bed setting and the lowest and without a bend in the cable bumping into anything.
     
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    Tons of companies do it with gantry style machines (ultimaker, type a, zortrax, robo r2 ;) )
     
  18. PatrickB

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    Hi,

    I received my heating bed with 4 wires (2 white and 2 red) but I just found the connector for bed but don't know which wires must be connected on... Thin reds are the temp sensor? where to connect them?

    Thank you for your help!

    I'm a rookie in electronic...

    Patrick
     
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    I'm guessing that a good photo of the heating bed/wires might help.
     
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    So you are customizing the C2? (it does not have a heated bed from Robo) -- need to be clear.
     

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