Removable side cut outs

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  1. Alex9779

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    I designed parts to be able to use the supplied side cut outs.
    Not fixed but removable...

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    Going to up the to Thingiverse soon, have to prepare the models a bit and make a mounting guide...
     
  3. Paul Seccombe

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    Any update on Thingiverse? I wouldn't mind making these this weekend and might need to buy some suitable fixings.
     
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    Nice! Good instructions too. Now to buy some fixings.
     
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    I'm curious on the overall intended benefit and the type of prints this might help?
     
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    Ummm dunno :D
    There was that discussion during the campaign that some people would like to close the sides and asked for the cutouts. Here they are in your box and now it's time to do something with them.
    I don't like things lying around useless so I though it would be good to fix them there where they belong but to be able to remove them when I need to...

    Some said that it might help on prints with high bed temps like ABS. If you close the sides then you have to care only about the front and top...

    And if you live on the sea, have a "3D Printing Party" on a windy evening at the beach you don't have to worry your print do not adhere to the bed because of the temp is inconsistent... :p
     
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    Ah yes. The beach printing party scenario ....
     
  9. Henry feldman

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    Actually I was thinking about using them for diffusing lighting panels since I got the white/drak-gray one. Haven't decided if I am going to light from sides or under/over the upper horizontal brace.
     
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    The reason behind having the sides is to reduce the chance of a draft ruining a print with a material that warps easily. Enclosing the print area keeps the temperature constant and reduces warping, especially with ABS or nylon, they like to warp if the temps are different on larger prints.
    I hope that the way the heated plate heates the glass so evenly it will do a lot in combating warpage.
     

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