- January 31, 2017 at 10:28 am #26425
What the best way to mount the thermistor onto an aluminum heat bed? It’s an MK3 3D Printer Heated Bed – 3mm Aluminium PCB Heatbed – 12v & 24v – Alu Rep Rap. Here’s the link … http://www.ebay.ca/itm/221821924577
Thanks R.January 31, 2017 at 10:57 am #26430
kapton tape in the centerJanuary 31, 2017 at 4:15 pm #26441
Thanks, got it ordered. With the MK3 3D Printer Heated Bed my assumption is that I don’t need glass and I would print directly on the bed itself. Is that correct? I also read that you would print on the aluminum side and NOT the black. Is that correct as well?
Forgive me but I’m new to 3d printers, and I’m finding conflicting answers to these questions on google
Thanks R.January 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm #26443
I don’t think that’s a good idea. I’ve seen prints stick to glass beds hard enough to pull chunks out. Wouldn’t want to pull the traces off your heat bed!January 31, 2017 at 5:12 pm #26450
Thanks, so your saying I should clamp glass to the head bed? If so what type of glass (i.e. is there a special kind, thickness…etc)?January 31, 2017 at 5:33 pm #26454
Mine is borosilicate, about an eighth inch thick.January 31, 2017 at 9:54 pm #26462
I just cut a piece of 4mm mirror.
And I attached the thermistor with some epoxy. Remember to also glue down the wire, so you do not stress the thin wires on the thermistor when the bed moves.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.