Mic 6 tooling plate

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by insta » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:44 pm

Keep it on the aluminum bed, order a custom one through these guys on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Keenovo-Custom- ... SwBahVVV4R

I bought a 6x6" 190W 24v from them for my dual ... kinda wish I'd gone 8x8". It will be like $30 shipped, it's insanely cheap. They'll make it to your exact specs.
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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by Matt_Sharkey » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:54 pm

Thats more or less how I was thinking of doing it. I dont want to try pealing the one I have off. I also like to keep inventory of all stock parts, just in case.

is there a dramatic difference in having the heater directly stuck to the Mic6 plate?

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by insta » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:28 pm

*shrug* I dunno, I just liked the work I got from those guys
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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by jimc » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:05 pm

this will totally kill the connivence of just removing the plate and popping the prints off, applying adhesives and washing the plate off. i dont really see what the gain will be. the mic6 should only take a minute or two longer to heat up than the glass.

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by Matt_Sharkey » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:08 pm

jimc wrote:this will totally kill the connivence of just removing the plate and popping the prints off, applying adhesives and washing the plate off. i dont really see what the gain will be. the mic6 should only take a minute or two longer to heat up than the glass.
I don't agree that it takes only a minute or two. getting up to 90 or even 100C takes a good while. I shall do some research!

Convenience is a good argument though, that's why I'm compelled to have some kind of molex connector at the bed for it.

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by jimc » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:16 pm

are you on a 24v machine? i can get to 90-100 in 15min. the glass if i remember right was about 12. in any case, the couple minutes is a small price to pay to have a removable bed surface rather than one that needs to be disconnected from the printer first and messing with the wires. to each his own though. if your running a 12v machine then i can see it taking longer. even iff the mic6 does take quite a bit longer on your machine also remember that even if the heater is mounted directly to the plate you still need to heat that same mass up. i think your time savings is going to be minimal. if you actually do it, remember that the power connector needs to be beefy and rated for that kind of current. this is why makergear uses the red blade connector instead of a small molex.

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by Matt_Sharkey » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:26 pm

well i just tested and got shy of 15 minutes for my warm up, so I guess its about time to eat humble pie.

I think my heater anxiety stems from switching to PETG around the same time as switching to MIC6. the difference between warming up 60C on glass and 100C on aluminum makes you wonder if you can speed things along.

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by insta » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:19 am

You can have that Chinese ebay seller make you a 600W 8x8" 110vac heater and use an SSR off the RAMBo to power it. Then you can quitcherbitchin'. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by jimc » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:34 am

Lmao!!'

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by TS3g » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:36 pm

What about using a mini oven to heat your extra plates?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FN3MV88/ref ... B007RUC6LW

Obviously the initial warmup on the first plate on the printer still takes ~15 minutes, but after that, you could swap plates and start printing again in a matter of seconds

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