Mic 6 tooling plate

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by Slipshine » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:43 am

Thanks. It was Jims Idea. I saw when he was talking about a blasting template with a vinal cutter. I have access to a laser marking machine so I ran with it.

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by jimc » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:14 am

Very nice

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by Slipshine » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:59 pm

jimc wrote:did you media blast the plate again for the logo? could be the photo but it looks more coarse than my normal finish.
I did some checking to answer that question. I checked the plate with a surface gage (profilometer) and have these comparative numbers .

Glass plate checked 6 RMS
mic 6 plate checked (shiny side) 11 RMS
mic 6 plate glass blasted checked 149 RMS
mic 6 plate blasted and layered left a finish of 212 RMS

So it seems the lasered area is a little rougher.

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by Slipshine » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:22 pm

JSC wrote: I'm back to glue stick with MIC6 after playing around with hairspray. Hairspray's nice, but I don't like to spray while it's mounted on the bed because of overspray. And since I've moved to PLA and PETG almost completely, and they both work, haven't had to try anything more exotic.
Which side of the plate are you using with the glue. I'm struggling a bit

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by jsc » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:41 pm

The textured side. What does "struggling" mean, it doesn't work for you?

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by Slipshine » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:16 pm

Tried the textured side. PetG part curled. I had used quite a bit of glue as the surface is rough. I printed 2 parts one barely curled and the other severally curled.
It was no where as good as I was used to on glass. So I figured you might have been using the smooth side. It is almost the same surface finish as the glass so I thought it would work. So far that has not worked out at all so I thought I would Ask.

Elmers Purple glue stick

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by jimc » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:22 pm

Unless jin has different results, i dont think glue stick works with the plate for some reason. All ypu should need is that garnier fructise #5. It should hold almost anything you throw at it

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by Slipshine » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:36 pm

jimc wrote:Unless jin has different results, i dont think glue stick works with the plate for some reason. All ypu should need is that garnier fructise #5. It should hold almost anything you throw at it
Which Side?

I really hate to give up on old reliable but that is my fallback plan.

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by jsc » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:42 pm

I've been using the purple glue stick with PETG and PLA, textured side, no problems for a long time now.

What temp? PETG should be ~90C.

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Re: Mic 6 tooling plate

Post by Jules » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:44 pm

Slipshine wrote:
jimc wrote:Unless jin has different results, i dont think glue stick works with the plate for some reason. All ypu should need is that garnier fructise #5. It should hold almost anything you throw at it
Which Side?

I really hate to give up on old reliable but that is my fallback plan.
I think those who use the hairspray use it on the blasted side.

Slip, you need to try a PEI sheet on the smooth side - holds like a son-of-a-b, and no adhesive. (And you still have the blasted side for hairspray if you run across something that needs it.)

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