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Locking glass bed braces - FlashFarge Creator Pro

by giantpune Nov 14, 2015
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Hey thanks for making this, which command line in the scad file determines the length and width of the glass bed ? mine is a bit wider. 135mm x 155mm

These are great but way too tall. My extruders snag on these on both sides. can you upload another version that's like 1.5mm shorter?

"It is made to fit the official glass beds and the stock heated bed on my 2015 model. But I'm including the scad file in case you need to adjust it."
-- The Description

printed in PLA~ mine warped pretty bad. like so much deformation that it doesnt even sit flush with the glass other than in the very corners.

I printed one. My glass is thin so the printed bed braces are higher than glass. I can't print the big item. If I do, the extruder is hitting the braces. So I changed the glass thickness at openSCAD. After printed it out, not only the brace part of the glass portion is thinner but also the whole brace is thinner so the slot of the brace doesn't fit the underneath the glass of heat bed. Sorry about my English. I tried my best to make you understand. Thank you very much!

Noobie question, I have thought about doing a glass upgrade, but i have not idea how to tell the printer to adjust to the new bed height. is that wahat bjmacnevin what talking about?
"Thanks! Another newbie question: at resolution 0.3mm... is that the layer height?"

In the post printing instructions "If you haven't done so, ensure you have a z-axis spacer in place before operating the printer with a new glass bed. You don't want the extruder crashing into the glass." The z axis spacer is a piece you print and stick in your printer at the rear of the print bed. When the bed gets raised upwards, it hits a switch and the printer knows to stop. By inserting a spacer, the bed will not be quite as high when it hits that switch. Make your spacer a similar thickness to your glass and then manually level the bed to ensure the extruder will not crash into the glass.

Would this also work for a Flashforge Creator Pro 2016? n00b here.

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I just got one of these 2016's for $500. It's pretty damn nice

I have no clue whatsoever. You can measure your bed and compare the values with what are inside the openscad file and see. And if you need, you can change those values and generate a new STL that will work for your printer+glass combo.

Whatever you figure out regarding this model and the 2016 Creator Pro printer, please report back so we can let others know.

Thanks! Another newbie question: at resolution 0.3mm... is that the layer height?

Yeah. resolution and layer height are 2 names for the same thing.

Works great! $18 on Amazon for glass, tape, and a remove tool then print this out and you have a great upgrade. Only one suggestion would be to not have the little squares separate pieces. That made it more difficult to install. If it was one piece all you have to do is drop the screws in from the top without worry about the square falling out.

I haven't peeled up the blue pad that comes on the print bed to expose the tops of those screws.

What do I need to do with the z axis to make this work for my flashforge? You mention z-axis spacer

You need to print a spacer that matches the thickness of your glass. The spacer rides up and down along the z axis. Basically it presses the z-stop switch when the bed is eg 1/4in lower. It keeps the extruders from crashing into the glass. You want something like http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:440022 that matches how thick your glass is.

FlashForge/PowerSpec glass-bed z-axis shim

Excellent thanks for the link. Printing now!

MASSIVE thanks for this, I have tried all the other designed on here to no avail, this is the first that as actually worked and kept the bed in place. You rock!!

What thickness glass is this for? I assume 1/4? How hard would it be to remix to 1/8"?

The .scad file is attached. You can open that in openscad. There's a variable called "th3" which is the thickness of the glass. Its set at 5mm. Change it to your desired thickness in mm. Then f5 to save, f6 to render, and then you can export it to STL.