Monday, 9 May 2011

Prusa HBP and Hot End

I received my Heated Bed from Ultimachine and I need to have a solid base to put it on. I already had a board of wood but I'm sure it's not a good idea to put a Heated Bed that can go up to 110C on top of that. So I choose to make one in ceramic. I found one at the Home Depot for only 2$ and I cut it to the correct size. Harder part was to make the holes. Now I will install the HBP on top of that  maybe with magnets, i'm not sure yet. Other way will be to drill 4 other holes but it was such a pain to make the first 4, i don't think i want to go that way again ;-) .
Drilling holes in ceramic plate
Ceramic plate mounted in place
HBP / Wood / ceramic

I also printed my extruder as the one from GregFrost on Thingiverse. I added a lever from Jag  for easy filament replacement. I build the HotEnd that I received from Techzone and now I need to install it on the Extruder. I need to find a way to make sure it will stay there and support the pressure. I hope to not have too much problem with that extruder ....bad memories from the MK4 .....

Extruder
Techzone Hot End

2 comments:

  1. how do you plan to attach the thermistor/thermocouple to your heatbed?

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  2. Probably with Kapton tape under the HBP almost like on my HBP from Makergear.
    I will use a Thermocouple for that one.

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