Rock-solid build plate pad upgrade for Replicator 2 Now with Ninja Sauce

by funkshin, published

Rock-solid build plate pad upgrade for Replicator 2 Now with Ninja Sauce by funkshin Jan 24, 2013


Ninja Pleeeze! A slight silicone modification.

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Without question. The extruder block upgrade, in my opinion, is a must have. One of the guys on my team got his rep2 last week and one of the first things he did was replace the drive block.

With regard to glass..... I have no idea what the people at Wallgreens think I do with Suave 8x hairspray but their minds must be reeling. "That dude is here buying 5 cans of hairspray and a tobelerone again??" (truthfully, i've never had a tobelerone).

Don't forget your hair care products.

I placed an order for 2 plates, took 5 days to fabricate, shipping Monday cant wait to get it, Also upgrading extruder with http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... and hardware from Makerbot store. I hope hope this will solve my failed printing problems Funkfshin did you upgrade the extruder also?

No sweat :)

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Dr. Thomas, you are my metric. You make me want a bike (oh and print better :)).

I went to my local hardware store, which, for the record is Lowes and they are great to me. I saw a 3m pack of pads that looked attractive and picked them up. I just followed suit w/ the biggest flattest silicone pad there was and slathered it in ninja sauce.

I must confess there is one variable that is not default. I use a glass build plate.

I like this because I believe the silicone will give up less z over time, it loves my glass and I don't run the risk of a random piece of fuzz catching some mystical Rep2 thermal and ending up gliding into the print job.

Included is an 200micron whpthomas surface test image and file. First piece plucked off the plate.


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robertcedwards on Jan 24, 2013 said:

Where did you have your glass plate made and can you share your dimensions with us? Thanks!

funkshin on Jan 24, 2013 said:

Whaaaat??? and make your life easier and better.....ok.

Do yourself a favor, go join the makerbot operator google group.

This is the hit for "Replicator 2 Glass"


I gotta say, I don't like to advertise, but these were quick, cheap and accurate in both build and acquisition.


Edge work:
Flat polish




Height fraction:

A, B, C, D

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This was all culled from the forum.

whpthomas on Jan 24, 2013 said:

Ayatollah of rock and rolla!

funkshin on Jan 24, 2013 said:

It's a matter of time before I'm playing one I print. :)