Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

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Re: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

Post by madmike88 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:54 am


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Re: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

Post by phinsil6 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:20 pm

Has anyone tried the silicone heated beds?

For that Mk2 PCB bed, do you just solder the wires/thermistor on and then stick a plate of glass on top for your print surface?

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Re: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

Post by cvoinescu » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:31 pm

Yes, you screw the PCB in place, and put a piece of glass on top of it. The bed needs to be very accurately parallel to the X and Y axes. Most people use springs, not spacers, on the screws holding down the bed. This means you can adjust the height of each corner by turning the screw.

Many people use foldback clips to attach the glass to the PCB. You don't solder the thermistor, you just run the wires for it underneath the PCB and place it in the hole, in contact with the glass, perhaps with a tiny dab of thermal grease. Some people put thermal insulation under the PCB.
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Re: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

Post by phinsil6 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:43 pm

So if I understand correctly is it something like this? Sorry if its messy.
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Re: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

Post by cvoinescu » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:47 pm

Yes, perfect.
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Re: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

Post by Sisco » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:33 am

WillAdams wrote:I've drawn up something a bit different for the SO3 but still trying to puzzle out dimensions.
I'm looking forward to reading more about this down the road as you get the project started. :)

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Re: Shapeoko <--> 3D Printer

Post by spaceraver » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:09 pm

I am genuinely interested in how you get it to work.
I am planning on a supersize (1200x2200)mm Shapeoko As long as the usable table size is 1000x2200, I figure I'll do a novel Z axis idea of moving the table instead.

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