can I use glass plate with Kapton tape down?

Post your advice, tips, suggestions, etc...
Post Reply
psd
Posts: 182
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:09 pm

can I use glass plate with Kapton tape down?

Post by psd » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:03 pm

Hi,
I just bought a second glass plate from MakerGear to have a pristine plate.
I am planning on mounting a PEI sheet to it.

Does anyone know if I can mount the PEI sheet to the other side of the Kapton tape and have the tape down against the heater elements, and therefore have a two sided plate if I ever decide to use the Kapton side?

thanks
- peter,

innovative product designer and tinkerer

www.petersolomondesign.com

User avatar
insta
Posts: 2018
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:59 am

Re: can I use glass plate with Kapton tape down?

Post by insta » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:24 am

I don't think the replacement glass sheets come with Kapton on them. Either way, yes, it will work -- assuming the Kapton isn't torn in any way. If it is, then you end up with an unlevel bed.
Custom 3D printing for you or your business -- quote [at] pingring.org

Hugs
Posts: 86
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:16 pm
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: can I use glass plate with Kapton tape down?

Post by Hugs » Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:10 pm

insta wrote:I don't think the replacement glass sheets come with Kapton on them.
I ordered 2 backups about a month ago and they arrived with tape on both sides.

TheGlowInTheDarkMan
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:46 pm

Re: can I use glass plate with Kapton tape down?

Post by TheGlowInTheDarkMan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:43 pm

Hugs wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:10 pm
I ordered 2 backups about a month ago and they arrived with tape on both sides.
They now have Kapton on both sides of the glass? If so, that's a recent development. I ordered only a few months ago and they definitely have tape on only one side. Both sides would be cool!

Gwhite
Posts: 193
Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:38 pm

Re: can I use glass plate with Kapton tape down?

Post by Gwhite » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:00 pm

I regularly flip mine over to print with hairspray on glass for PETG, but you have to be careful about leveling. The glass isn't perfectly uniform in thickness, and if you are unlucky, you may have to re-level when you flip it. Mine is tapered front-to-back, but not very much side-to-side. As a result, if I flip it along the long axis, I'm OK.

I bought a spare about 6 months ago, and it came with Kapton on only one side.

airscapes
Posts: 189
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:36 pm

Re: can I use glass plate with Kapton tape down?

Post by airscapes » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:10 pm

just put the hair spray or glue stick on the tape.. :shock: Washes off just the same.
I would assume the only reason you are using hair spray or glue stick is to get the part off the tape, as I have found nothing that won't stick to it.. EPA, PETG all sticks like it was dipped in CA adhesive.

Post Reply