LED Lighting System for Aluminum Mendel
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Use glass on the bed man, preferably a mirror. For sure! It gives your parts a sleek, shiny finish on that one side where the plastic touches the mirror, plus you can watch things under the extruder in the mirror (which is fun).
Larger than life. If this helps to put it into perspective, the print bed allows for a full 200x200mm print. If you look, you can find the bill of materials for this printer from the guy that I downloaded it from. The LCD controller and knob came from another person that I can't remember at this time where I got it from. I added some cool things to this printer and the aluminum extrusion frame gives you easy versatility for adding your own improvements. See my 5lb reel holder to get a sense of how big that is compared to the frame (if you know how big 5lb reels are). It's perfectly sized for sitting on my desk.
The bed is actually a mirror that is clipped using aligator clips to an aluminum plate which has the heating pad and sensor underneath. It works great!
Wow. Is it me or you printer seems to be a giant beast! what is the build size of it? Do you have any documentation for it? Now that i understand better how 3D print works using my (over-expensive??) Replicator 2, i would like to build also my own printer, and i had the idea to make a big one.
Is it a mirror you use as a bed, or stainless steel? i am changing my Rep2 bed for glass+heating system, but i wondering if steel won't be better.
Thanks a lot for sharing the stereo design. they look great!
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