This project evolved from designing a PCB heated bed for our 3D Printers.
One of the issues we encountered during our early 3D printer design & developments was the ability to easily remove completed prints from the printing bed and ensuring they adhered sufficiently to enable prints to complete successfully. Thus this project aims to ensure
- Good bed adhesion for 3D printing
- Easy print removal
- A versatile heated bed solution suitable for most types of 3D printers
- A workable PCB design that can be easily installed and used
Initially the design was aimed at being suitable for installation on Mendel90 and Prusa i3 models.
- Height 25 mm (<1″)
- Width: 227 mm (8″)
- Depth: 227 mm (8″)
In final development stages.
All hardware and electronics are complete.
Has been tested and works with 3D printer firmware e.g. Mendel90, Prusa i3 etc.
Documentation is currently a work in progress .. but coming soon!
All hardware & software development work is carried out under the GNU General Public License. Any products developed from these projects are covered by Creative Commons Licensing – Attribution – Non-Commercial. All drawings of product designs are covered by UK Copyright Law unless stated otherwise.
Shortlist of components used for this project include:
- 4mm MDF Laser cut pieces (both for mounting & side clip frame)
- PCB for heated bed that works with Arduino boards
- Polycarbonate print bed (removable)
- Screws & nuts
- 4 x PCB mounts
How it works
- Heated Bed PCB Specially designed to fit onto mountings and connect to Arduino
- Polycarbonate Print Bed Designed to slide over PCB heated bed can be removed and flexed to help release 3D prints
- Heated Bed Mounting Provides fixing mechanisms to enable the assembly of the heated bed onto a 3D Printer and to install the PCB heated bed
- Heated Bed Print Bed Frame / Clips Enable the perspex print bed to be held over the PCB heated bed without moving and provide a mechanism to open and slide out the perspex print bed for print removal
Coming soon to this section …
- MDF box drawings
- Build instructions