250x150x4 mm Chopping Glass holder for Replicator

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250x150x4 mm Chopping Glass holder for Replicator by aubenc Jun 20, 2013
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I found such a thing in a store for 1.49 EUR and I couldn't resist to give it a try.

It works amaizingly well (with some limitations) together with the cheapest strong fix hairspray (Laca Isabel: 2.09 EUR in the same store).

This thing is not parametric, sorry.

I have no idea if it could be suitable for other printers than the Replicator Dual where I am using it.


Mind the zero height of the Z stage!!

Because the glass (I got) is 4mm thick you'll need to either install the build platform 4mm lower or trigger the Z end-stop 4 mm earlier! I use some glue and a 4mm piece of wood in the back of the Z stage.

Limitations: for a Replicator Dual, the clips are in the (possible) way of the nozzels!! Extra care has to be taken at zeroing the Z (start of each print). I just place the clip in the right-back corner some 10mm to the front.

Use ABS! and give it an acetone/acetone-vapor bath.

The parts will warp due to the heat of the build platform but this should no be severe enough to have any bad consequence.

Do not use PLA! unless you'll never use the heated build platform.

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This look great! Found a shop who'll cut me a glass for £7 :-) btw Did you use a special double side tape to stick the glass to the alu builkd plate?

Glad you like it. The tape has nothing to do with the glass, I just didn't remove the tape I was printing on before adding the glass and, btw, I think is a good idea to keep it, I may be wrong though...

I like the idea but i am afraid that the left nozzle will hit to a clip. Maybe you could change the design so the clips could be attached to the front and back of the HB and the bed become like 200X200X4mm.

You're right (take a look at the "limitations" section of the instructions tab). One of the things I regret is not having made this parametric/customizable... don't have the time for the moment :(
This thing was made to attach "that" specific piece of glass to the build platform. 200x200x4 sounds like an odd size for this printer (X dimension is +/- 225mm). You may like to take a look to this... http://thingiverse.com/thing:182628thingiverse.com/thing:182628
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