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Jordan Miller of Philadelphia hackerspace Hive 76, with collaborators, has created a heated build platform for the MakerBot Cupcake CNC. A heated build platform slows down the rate at which a fabject cools, helping it cool more evenly.

We love MakerBot, but we needed a better way to print larger objects (like parts for a Mendel). So I started experimenting in the lab at UPenn for how to get a heated platform up and working on 3D-PO.



The first design involved multiple layers of silicone fused together around a nichrome core. We told MakerBot about it, and they wanted more! Then MakerBot wiki or buy one from their store.

Also see Andrew Plumb‘s Flickr set of his own experiments with a heated build platform.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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