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Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

No, there is no official heated bed yet. You'd have to source parts for it and build it yourself.

Are you sure you NEED it though? Lots and lots of us out there print without one.

 

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    I need to print with abs, and the ultimaker should do the job right?

    Abs needs a heated bed so I was looking for one. Is the PCB heatbed mk1 compatible(http://www.reprapsource.com/en/shop/show/6403)??

    Because i would like to purchase a heated bed reather than building my own (though it is propably more expensive). Or do you suggest any other model?

    PS what is the spare v2 hot end? I Know I should propably open another topic... but forgive me.

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    Hi Ascanio

    You need to build a HBP yourself. Best way is to look through the forum here and here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ultimaker there is much written and many different ways of doing it. There is a variety of heating boards you can use as well. Ultimaker is in the process of designing one but there is no ETA yet.

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    just posted a pic based tutorial on my fb gallery : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.126353090893272.1073741831.100005557446240&type=1&uploaded=18 because someone in the german forum was also looking for more details... maybe this helps to get you started, there is also a link in one of the commets to a more text based tutorial

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    You do need a heated bed even with PLA. Try printing a large , flat object without it and you will quicky see what I mean. I've lost count on how many objects have been knocked off the table due to curling and then contact with the nozzle or fan.

    Paul

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    Try Ebay, I bought a complete kit of bed, thermocouple, controller and power suppy which was very reasonable. I think its better to go for a seperate system rather than integrate it as you dont have to mess with the Ultimakers main board. Even if you solder the resistor correctly, if you have problems you can fry components on the main board. A new Ultimaker PCB costs more than the heated bed kit so for me its not worth messing around with anything else.

    Paul

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    If anyone has a link to an item on ebay or other that has "a complete kit of bed, thermocouple, controller and power supply" that is known to work with the Ultimaker original I would love to use it to buy the whole thing. I know others would as well. Please post one someone.

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    If anyone has a link to an item on ebay or other that has "a complete kit of bed, thermocouple, controller and power supply" that is known to work with the Ultimaker original I would love to use it to buy the whole thing. I know others would as well. Please post one someone.

     

    +1

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    Interesting Harold!!!

    How could I have missed it....

    I remember seeing some of the pictures on their site before :-P .

    An uitimaker-maker starting a spinnoff company?

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    Looks like it but got no experience with them .....

    After looking at there site:

    "Wij zijn geen bedrijf achter gesloten deuren, maar een open werkplaats in hartje Tilburg"......

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    Looks like it but got no experience with them .....

    After looking at there site:

    "Wij zijn geen bedrijf achter gesloten deuren, maar een open werkplaats in hartje Tilburg"......

    http://fablab013.nl/

    weblayout looked familiar :)

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    Yep, just around the corner for you :-)

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    Guys, with your exeperiance with the heater plate - is there a seriouse reason to take care if it is a copper plated or an etched PCB?

    I found a note at the Prusa-HB-Wiki that this has to be considered, as the plated one has issues with the thickness of the cooper but I never found a etched version @ ebay...

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    I only have experience with the MK2A HB and that's working like a charm!

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    Good to know.

    I´m currently thinking of sourcing a 242x242x6mm aluminum plate as direct build plate replacement and a silicon heater pad, combined with a glass print surface...

    But as always, so many ideas and projects, so less time...

     

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    Posted · Does the DIY kit come with a heated bed?

    I've done it this way on my own build UM (still work in progress):

     

    From top to bottom:

    > 4mm Heat resistant glass plate (print surface)

    > 4mm Aluminium plate (to spread the heat equally to the glass)

    > MK2A (taped it with kapton on the alu plate)

    > Heat insulation foil

    > Bed level springs

    > Aluminium plate which is connected to the bearings of the 12MM rods.

     

     

    On my UM original I have the following:

     

    From top to bottom:

    > Ikea mirror (print surface)

    > MK2A (screwed into a wooden plate)

    > Heat insulation foil

    > The wooden plate

    > Bed level springs

    > Original UM Z arms

     

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