This precut sheet of textured tape is 285x165mm to fit a Makerbot Replicator2 print bed. The texture means that your printout locks on to the bed much more strongly than using masking tape
This allows you to use a Replicator2 to print ABS overcoming the main restriction of not having a heated bed to ensure the ABS sticks. In testing we have found that if the filament/nozzle cooling fan comes on, it results in some splitting between the layers - if you wait until the fan comes on (after the first few layers of printing) then turn the fan off in the machine menu, it will stay off for the rest of the print. See the second image where the print on the left is with the fan turned off, and the one on right has the nozzle fan turned on.
The print can still be removed with a spatula, but as the adhesion is so good, consider the tape as disposable. You should get 6-10 printouts on any spot on the tape depending on how careful you are, moving the printout to different parts of the bed will allow you to get more from your tape. It can be peeled up and restuck a few times if you need to remove bubbles or reflatten the tape.
To apply the textured tape:
Clean the bed, preferably with rubbing alcohol (iospropyl alcohol)
Smooth on the sticker from one edge of the bed, preferably with our Plastic Scraper. You can heat the tape with a heat gun to make it more flexible
Dont forget to re-level your bed, as this tape is thicker than masking tape
Clean before use with isopropyl alcohol or actone
Pull off to remove - leaves little or no residue - easily cleaned with isopropyl alcohol
The adhesive is rated for a temperature range of -15 to 150 degrees C.
Dimensions: 285 x 165 x 0.14mm
This product has no specific warranty. Bilby 3D will honor obligations under Australia Consumer Guarantee regulations if and where they apply to this product
This plastic scraper is ideal for smoothing tape onto your priter bed, and helping to remove prints and waste from your bed. One edge is sharp, the other has a soft fabric glued on (similar to loop velcro)
Vinyl Bed Tape - Textured 250x250mm
This precut sheet of textured tape is 250x250mm to fit a Prusa up to a Printrbot PLUS v2.1 print bed. Slice 5cm of one edge for a Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen. If printing small items, you could cut into 4 pieces and just use it in the center of the bed. The texture means that your printout locks on to the bed much more strongly than using masking tape
With a right angled handle and a blade that is very thin at the front edge, this is a great tool for getting those really well stuck prints off the bed!
Vinyl Bed Tape - Textured - For Makerbot Mini
This precut sheet of textured tape is ~ 110 x 110mm with cutouts for the metal sensing points (required for bed levelling). The texture means that your printout locks on to the bed much more strongly than using masking tape
3D printing Tape (Blue Edgelock) - 48mm wide x 50m long
This blue painters (masking) tape is widely accepted as the standard for covering your bed for printing with PLA.
One roll will completely re-cover a Replicator bed over 50 times, or a prusa bed over 43 times.
Genuine 3M Edge-Lock tape
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