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Zebra Plate

Post by dklassen » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:34 pm

Anyone tried the Zebra Plate on their M2 yet? Looking for opinions.

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PcS
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Re: Zebra Plate

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innkeeper
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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by innkeeper » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:18 am

i have one on order, i'll post what i think once i get it.
i ordered mine direct from printinz.com not adafruit
M2 - Smoothieboard Electronics - Upg Z stepper - IR auto bed leveling - Astrosyn dampers X/Y/Z - MIC 6, Zebra and PEI .25 Build Plates - Pico, E3D, V3B Hotends - Plastic and metal Extruder blocks, 24v Upg, - GLCD Smart Controller - other 3d printers

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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by dklassen » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:28 pm

Thx, looking forward to your opinion.

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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by PcS » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:49 pm

It seems like it could not possibly maintain any flatness.

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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by jimc » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:03 am

i have used flex to pop off plates before and your right. you cant possibly keep them flat. i had a couple thicker spring steel plates and they would be so far out its not funny. impossible to print on really. maybe this is different. who knows.

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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by innkeeper » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:02 am

I was talking on IRC with someone who had tested it themselves. it doesn't last forever and i couldn't get an exact life expectancy from them as .. frankly i don't think they were counting prints.. but thought they easily got 100+ prints on it... but supposedly it stays flat. This is one of those 'i have to see it for myself' things. .. if i can get 200 prints out of it, and it does what it says, then it will be money well spent. If not, it didn't break the bank. I've also have some petg coming.. so i might ruin it got with the first time i use petg on it :) i'll post my results. good and/or bad.
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M2 - Smoothieboard Electronics - Upg Z stepper - IR auto bed leveling - Astrosyn dampers X/Y/Z - MIC 6, Zebra and PEI .25 Build Plates - Pico, E3D, V3B Hotends - Plastic and metal Extruder blocks, 24v Upg, - GLCD Smart Controller - other 3d printers

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Jules
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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by Jules » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:21 am

Good. I ordered one as well. (If it only lasts for a hundred prints though, that ain't gonna cut it.) I might try Kapton on one side if it will stick.

I'm truly desperate to find a flexible solution to print removal - I managed to put a very dull palette knife rather deeply into my hand while prying off a round print a couple of weeks ago.
Not. Pleasant. :?

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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by lem » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:11 am

I managed to put a very dull palette knife rather deeply into my hand
Uh, I now wear leather gloves for all parts removal and for some support removal as well. You probably don't have to ask why.

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Re: Zebra Plate

Post by Jules » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:47 pm

lem wrote:Uh, I now wear leather gloves........
Didn't think about gloves. Good idea.

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