Originally shared by Michel DA SILVA 3 doors complete Bad news: glass bed broke,

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(Michel DA SILVA) #1

Originally shared by Michel DA SILVA

3 doors complete
Bad news: glass bed broke, I can’t print :slight_smile:

(shumaz) #2

Oh thats bad

(Daniel Bull) #3

I’m not sure if I’m just clumsy but after breaking 3 pieces of glass (I was only using picture glass which is thinner than normal glass) I moved over to using a PRINTinZ plate. Never had to worry about it again after that. Also never having to mess around with glue, painters tape or kapton tape again made it worth it for me.

(Temujin Kuechle) #4

I’m learning about Delta printers. My question is about the shape of the bed, why is it always circular? Why can’t it be some other shape like a triangle? Thanks.

(Daniel Bull) #5

I think its because the maximum dimensions you can move the nozzle to create a circle. You could make a triangular bed if you wanted but it would end up smaller than the circle as it would need to fit inside it.

(Temujin Kuechle) #6

Thank you for the explanation. Not being able to take advantage of the printinable area would be counterproductive. So, any shape could work so long as it also captures the full printable area.

(Daniel Bull) #7

Correct, which for a delta is a circle and for a Cartesian printer would be a square or rectangle.

(Michel DA SILVA) #8

Before to choose circular i draw with square or rectangular but the design was better with circular.

(Nicholas Cantrell) #9

Cool printer!

(Chengster N) #10

I’m planning to encase my new kossel build too, curious as to why you use glass instead of perspex?

(Michel DA SILVA) #11

@Chengster_N Doors are made with PLEXIGLASS, printer bed is made with glass.

(Chengster N) #12

My bad, should have read your post more carefully. That’s a very pretty design overall.