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Designed with a heated platform that matches the maximum build platform and is thermally insulated from the rest of the bot. You can easily reach a max temp of 115- 120C in a few minutes with this design for optimal large part ABS prints.
The stock Printrbot Metal Simple is a fantastic little printer with an exceptional degree of accuracy for its price, I really wouldn't change a thing about it. Recently I had to print a few large flat designs and wanted to try attaching a heat bed to get them perfectly flat.
Print four of these brackets and attach the 6X6 aluminum print bed heatbed and thermistor from http://printrbot.com/ BOM and other details in the instructions.
The ideology of mounting the heat bed on a raised platform design posted here is that you are able to insulate the moving parts from heat, use less power and reach a higher maximum temperature. Your Printrbot Simple Metal can print PLA super flat, and experiment other filaments like ABS and Nylon. If you plan to print with high temperature filaments, I recommend printing these parts in ABS for long term durability.
Printrbot Simple Metal Heatbed Mod by in_the_garage is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
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