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where to get glass for build platform in U.S.?

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I was told by my glass shop not to get tempered. While it does hold up against impacts better, it handles thermal stress worse. Either go all the way to borosilicate (eg. Pyrex) or go cheap like I did with ordinary 1/8" window pane glass. I paid $10ea., cut and smoothed to UM1 bed size. Unless you are in NYC, my shop won't be much help to you.

 

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UM I believe uses ordinary glass except that it is thicker than typical glass which makes it a bit stronger. There should be a glass store that can cut you a custom piece in almost every town or county in the nation. Just like if you break a single pane in a window and want that replaced.

 

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