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Blank Replicator 1 / CTC / Flashforge / Wanhao / QIDI Backplate Set

by thankyoucaptainobvious Mar 5, 2016
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Would it be possible to do something like this for the bottom plate?

Any chance to make this one a bit thicker to compensate some weaknesses of the original part and to make the stock bed a bit
stiffer ?

As requested, I've added:

Standard 5.5mm backplate, 8mm backplate, 10mm backplate
Standard 5.5mm backplate /w cutout, 8mm backplate /w cutout, 10mm backplate /w cutout

How thick are you looking for it to be? I just used the customizer to make a blank, but I could easily increase the thickness if needed.

Thank you, but this is not what i mean ! By just making it thicker, the guides at the botton does not fit the holes on the printbed armplate and the z axis may scrape on the backplate. I have a CTC Printer, my backplate measures 128,30 mm, this model is 124,30 mm.

I thought about making them thicker at the outer sides, plus add in integrated spacers for the backside screws.

That's why I had the standard model. It will probably scrape the back plate or trigger the z-stop. You would like it wider then. Not thicker. 124,30? This model is 124.30. I can increase it to 128.30 if you like. That is a simple change. Thicker at the outer sides? You mean you would like it to have two thick verticals on the left and right of the plate?

Please see thing http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1394872

But this one is 124,30. By just stretching it to 128,30 the screw holes may be wrong.

CTC Backplate with some support

Have a look. If you want more support, let me know and I will increase the thickness of the supports.

That's only if you don't have constraints. I am using Solidworks, so these are not issues for me. The whole reason I used the creator is that it took 10 seconds to make a blank plate and saved me from the effort of having to model it since someone already had the dimensions... now I am doing all the work I didn't want to do in the first place. :|

If you want me to adjust them to 128.30, I can supply models that of that width without the holes being off. I doubt the level of gains that you can attain by adding all that extra support to the plate, but if you would like me to add additional support, I can do that very simply.