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eransolid
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magnetic build plates

Post by eransolid » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:49 pm

Hello all
Has anyone tried (succeded) putting a magnetic build plate in place of the perferated one? it works great on my other printer, and they work great, but i am not sure how to calibrate the nozzle hight if i install them.
any suggestions?
thanks
eran

TiertimeBrook
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Re: magnetic build plates

Post by TiertimeBrook » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:36 am

Not tested with the magnetic build plate,
But if you can install one, Just adjust the nozzle height manually

Owen Sparks aka Marksman
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Re: magnetic build plates

Post by Owen Sparks aka Marksman » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:35 am

Hi.

YES! As it happens I've just started using one on an Upbox+ ...

So far I've tested it with PETG with the standard extruder and with PLA on the new PLA extruder.

I set the height manually just by making it start way above the bed and slowly incrementing down.

Results are wonderful. Raftless printing and effortless model removal. Highly recommended.

I used the ealsy-pealsy (sp?) 2 part system. Only thing I changed from the standard TT PLA setting was to increase the bed temp to 60 deg.

Hope that helps,
Cheers, Owen S.

eransolid
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Re: magnetic build plates

Post by eransolid » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:02 pm

thnaks i will try it out

Owen Sparks aka Marksman
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Re: magnetic build plates

Post by Owen Sparks aka Marksman » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:47 pm

Sure thing. Just don't try it with ABS! I've set bed temp to 60 with PLA and that seems to work well. One other thing is I started having dislocation problems. A quick wipe of the bed with acetone has made it much more effective. Tried it on a standard TT smooth board and that also helped.

bjorn
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Re: magnetic build plates

Post by bjorn » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:05 pm

I considered it, to mill out pockets in one of the perf boards and glue in some Ø4mmx1mm N35UH magnets and order spring steel sheets. One of the vendors on ali would offer to cut custom sizes for a markup.

But decided to replace the bed in its entirety instead.

bjorn
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Re: magnetic build plates

Post by bjorn » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:12 pm

Btw, if you're in the US you might want to try this https://www.mcmaster.com/7301t21

Its supposed to be good for 250F/120C but I can't get it and test as I'm not in the US.

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