Introduction

Things to consider when choosing and implementing your heated build plate:

  1. Blackbox is designed to use a 300x300mm build plate.  Build plate material and thickness is left to the user.
    • Blackbox is designed to use a 300x300mm build plate. Build plate material and thickness is left to the user.

    • Oversized plates (I.E 305, 310) will fit, keeping in mind that the tool head travel will remain 300x300 in the X and Y direction.

    • The machine can support a plate thickness of any size without an effect on firmware/electronics. Any aluminum plate should be at least 3mm thick at this size.

    • Auto bed leveling can compensate for warped plates and changes due to temperature, but an inherently flat build surface will greatly reduce issues.

  2. Blackbox supports both 24V and 120/240v (mains) powered bed heaters. Mains powered beds offer exceptional heating times, but will require the use of a SSR (Solid State Relay) for safe automated operation. Users can choose a keenovo style sandwiched heatbed or a more traditional combined PCB bed and heater. E3D offers high temperature combined heaters as well. The power supply rated wattage will need to account for any 24V heated beds used on your build.
    • Blackbox supports both 24V and 120/240v (mains) powered bed heaters.

    • Mains powered beds offer exceptional heating times, but will require the use of a SSR (Solid State Relay) for safe automated operation.

    • Users can choose a keenovo style sandwiched heatbed or a more traditional combined PCB bed and heater. E3D offers high temperature combined heaters as well. The power supply rated wattage will need to account for any 24V heated beds used on your build.

  3. The Z axis offers by default two cross bars for bed mounting.
    • The Z axis offers by default two cross bars for bed mounting.

    • For accurately assembled printers, users can simple mount their beds directly to the rails.

    • For machines with a high or low corner/side, a more traditional setup using longer fasteners with springs can be opted for.

    • If your build plate package is soaking up too much Z distance, you can simply move the bed mounting cross rails to the bottom channel of the 2040 Z axis.

  4. Due to the wide variety in options and preferences, the CAD files and assembly guide will not mirror your particular setup.
    • Due to the wide variety in options and preferences, the CAD files and assembly guide will not mirror your particular setup.

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John Gilbert

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