New heat bed for Prima printer

New heat bed for Prima printer

I wonder if lasers would cut faster if the material was preheated…

Nope, right community, it does laser (6w), milling (400w) and print one extruder :frowning:

@Todd_Fleming I did read something at one point about certain materials requiring “preheating” for cutting, so it would be interesting to see. Unsure of where I read it otherwise I would provide a reference.

@Todd_Fleming I just googled to see if I could find the previous thing I read (without luck) but I came across this article/book excerpt https://books.google.com.au/books?id=OV9-AgAAQBAJ&pg=RA7-PA247&lpg=RA7-PA247&dq=preheating+materials+laser+cutting&source=bl&ots=_0FhJCMFPY&sig=v4fCG_TOpFf7hJRHdrZVGf4b6NM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJsLPMt8bPAhWGUZQKHe-oAHEQ6AEIgwEwEw#v=onepage&q=preheating%20materials%20laser%20cutting&f=false

See page 247, Laser Applications in the Field of Plastics. It states: “a new approach was proposed including preheating a PMMA sheet during laser processing.”
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=OV9-AgAAQBAJ&pg=RA7-PA247&lpg=RA7-PA247&dq=preheating+materials+laser+cutting&source=bl&ots=_0FhJCMFPY&sig=v4fCG_TOpFf7hJRHdrZVGf4b6NM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJsLPMt8bPAhWGUZQKHe-oAHEQ6AEIgwEwEw#v=onepage&q=preheating%20materials%20laser%20cutting&f=false