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Glass Bed

Dimensions

Thickness

3/32“ / 0.0925” / 2.35mm
Doesn't have to be this exact thickness.

Size

Metric: 16cm x 13cm w/ 45° off each corner (13mm).
Inches: 6-1/4“ x 5-1/8” w/ 45° off each corner (1/2“).

Template

Possible Sheet Sizes

6 beds - $5.68 ($0.95 each)
16” x 20“ x 3/32”
Lowes
Home Depot

4 beds - $3.98 ($1.00 each)
12“ x 16” x 3/32“
Lowes
Home Depot

4 beds - $3.38 ($0.85 each)
11” x 14“ x 3/32”
Home Depot

2 beds - $2.68 ($1.34 each)
10“ x 12” x 3/32“
Lowe's
Home Depot

1 bed - $1.98 ($1.98 each)
8” x 10“ x 3/32”
Home Depot

Note about Home Depot online listings:
Listings say thickness is 1/8“ or 0.125”, Reviews and personal purchase of in store product confirms it is 3/32“

Z Spacer

A “Z-spacer” may be needed but not always.

See the dedicated Z Spacer Thingiverse collection page or take a look at few listed below.

Monoprice Select Mini Glass Bed Spacer
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1621650

MP Select Mini Z Spacer (customizable, no disassembly!)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1808029

MP Select Mini Z Spacer (snappable)
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1958678

Glass Holders

There are many ways to attach the glass to the bed to prevent it from moving while printing. See the Thingiverse collection below or on the dedicated Glass Bed Clips Thingiverse collection page.

Another option is Silicone Thermal Pad.
400mm x 205mm x 0.5mm Silicone Thermal Pad for CPU GPU Heatsink

Adding A Glass Bed - 3dprinterwiki.info
This is a pretty good guide on how to add a glass bed using silicone therm pads. Is is meant for the Wanhao i3 and clones but should give you the idea.

Binder clips are an quick and easy way to clip the glass to the bed. You'll probably need to adjust the placement because the stock fan shroud can catch the binder clips in some locations.


glass_bed.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/21 14:26 by Matthew Upp