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04-01-2017, 06:26 PM
...and today's delivery was a 170mm borosilicate glass plate.
Perfect size to the original with rounds and edges cleaned.
...and cheap @ $17.49 delivered.

Already Shoe-goo'd some magnets on there.
Now to keep my hands off the printer for the next 12 hours.

Pretty simple setup for accomplishing this:

Clean the glass plate very well...
I put the magnets on The Qube's pads.
...Any 3/4" N42 or better, at least 3/32" [2.4mm] thick.
Put a dollop of Shoe-Goo on each magnet...
Put the stock 3DS plate over the top of the glass plate...
And set both down carefully pretty close to the correct location.
The top plate will self-center as before so you can now do the fine adjustment on glass plate.
This setup is its own clamps. alone for about 12 hours. <== the hardest part of the operation.


...the plan is to make a 3D printed housing for the friction surface and magnet protection.
No reason I cannot use this for the Lokbuild that's coming.

Remember to recalibrate the homing limits! You might loose a millimeter or so of Z-build capacity.



Well, that worked nicely!

Much lighter than the stock plate.
No need to cover the magnets (other than to protect them)


Don't get the two plates close together though!

Now to order some 1/8" thick magnets.

04-03-2017, 09:10 AM
Looks promising! ;)

04-04-2017, 01:56 AM
It's working great. A few positives with the clearness of glass too... like how well your tape is stuck down... and what corners curled up with ABS.

I got some glass etching cream. Trying to decide if I frost the whole plate or just scribe lines in reverse. There is a risk that the Borosilicate won't etch nicely.