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January 15, 2015 AT 1:00 am

Heated Bed For Type A Machines Series 1 #3DThursday

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We’ve been testing the Type A Machines Series 1 3D printer in our lab and we were surprised to see an instructable for a heated bed upgrade. This printer comes stocked with a large 305mm x 305mm removable glass build plate and doesn’t offer a heated bed upgrade on the manufacturers website (yet). It’s a ambitious project that requires working with line level 110VAC current, so you need to know what you’re doing! It’s good to know Type A Machines has the best hacker’s warranty, just don’t blow up your machine!

Instructable by smithallen_studio.

If you’ve ever printed something large on an FDM style 3D Printer then you’re well aware of the limitations of the technology. Without a heated bed it becomes incredibly difficult to get large prints to stay down without warping.

What’s a solution to this problem? A heated bed of course! But what if you already have a printer without a heated bed? There’s no need to go out and buy a new one, if you have a Series 1 you can use the modular build platform to make your own heated bed! It’s pretty easy and only requires some basic fabrication skills.

Read Instructable


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