Heated Bed

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Use 1W/cm2 for Fast Heating

Note this is prior to emergence of PCB aluminum beds.

8x12"

  • Amazon $23 - [1]

5"x5" (120x120 mm)

  • New Jersey - [2]
  • China ePacket- [3]
  • 5"x5" (120mm x 120mm) - ebay - [4]
  • 5x5 ali express - [5]
  • 4x5" $11 - [6]

Silicone Heater Pads

  • 8x8" - $38 - 200W - 120V - [7]
  • 12x12" - $30 - 500W - 120V -
  • 12x12" - $80 from Lulzbot - [8]
  • 8x12" $50 Amazon 110V - [9]

Wiring

Reprap industry-standard is 20 gauge for 6 amps at 12 volts. http://reprap.org/wiki/HBP

DIY Heater of Any Size

  • 2 sided high temperature tape - $9 - 5 cm x 30m [10] - $1 per 8" bed
  • 2 sided, 4" wide - $2/sf - [11]
  • silicone rubber sheet - $9/sf - [12]
  • rubber with adhesive - $12/sf - [13]
  • 1/32" silicone rubber - $5/sf - [14]
  • High temperature masking tape - $8 - [15] - 25 cents per sq ft
  • Nichrome wire - 22 gage - $10 for 100 ft - see Nichrome Wire Calculator.
  • 28 ga nichrome - $7 - [16]
  • 18 ga, 164' - $21 - [17]
  • 22 ga 800' $55 - [18]

Build Plates

  • Aluminum - $8 for 8" - [19]
  • McMaster Carr from order 0731MARCIN is $16/sf for 1/8" - [20]