How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

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How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by Jules » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:06 am

Oh my dear heavens - i have achieved printing nirvana! :D

The components:

The MIC6 tooling plate:
It's flat. It's really, really, really flat. I can actually touch the nozzle to the bed, move it to every single point on the plate, and the nozzle does not shift by one one-thousandth of a millimeter. :shock:

And the heat goes aaaaall the way out to the edges of the plate. No more prints popping off in the chilly outer corners. :D

PEI surface:
FTW! Attached with the 3M full sheet tape to the non-beaded side of the MIC6 so that no adhesive is needed. Picture of the ugly result below, but man-oh-man, does it ever deliver!
Perfection.jpg
Those of you with the plates, give the 0.03" PEI a try on it! :D
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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by jhaupt » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:44 am

Jules, have you tried with PC-Plus?

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by Jules » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:12 am

No, I don't have any yet. (Gonna order some after tax time.) :cry:

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by jimc » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:18 am

thats great, glad you like the plate and its working for you.

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by Jules » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:30 am

jimc wrote:thats great, glad you like the plate and its working for you.
Yeah, you did a great job on it Jim - I almost hate to talk it up 'cause you won't have time to do anything else if word gets out. ;)

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Post by jimc » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:35 am

i think almost everyone on the forum has one already. in the past year i have made more of those than i can remember. :lol:

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by Jules » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:48 am

Well, I wish I'd tried it sooner. (And I thought I had a pretty level glass, all things considered. :| ) But what a difference. It's night and day.

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by jsc » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:52 am

Also those corner clamps rock, Jim.

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Post by jimc » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:54 am

thanks everyone. :D

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Re: How You Too Can Achieve Printing Nirvana

Post by jhaupt » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:58 pm

Hey Jules, I see .003" PEI on McMaster but not .03". Did you use .003"?

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